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The Resource Hitman : My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling., Bret Hart, (electronic resource)

Hitman : My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling., Bret Hart, (electronic resource)

Label
Hitman : My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling.
Title
Hitman
Title remainder
My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling.
Statement of responsibility
Bret Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his own words, Bret Hart's honest, perceptive, startling account of his life in and out of the pro wrestling ring.The sixth-born son of the pro wrestling dynasty founded by Stu Hart and his elegant wife, Helen, Bret Hart is a Canadian icon. As a teenager, he could have been an amateur wrestling Olympic contender, but instead he turned to the family business, climbing into the ring for his dad's western circuit, Stampede Wrestling. From his early twenties until he retired at 43, Hart kept an audio diary, recording stories of the wrestling life, the relentless travel, the practical jokes, the sex and drugs, and the real rivalries (as opposed to the staged ones). The result is an intimate, no-holds-barred account that will keep readers, not just wrestling fans, riveted.Hart achieved superstardom in pink tights, and won multiple wrestling belts in multiple territories, for both the WWF (now the WWE) and WCW. But he also paid the price in betrayals (most famously by Vince McMahon, a man he had served loyally); in tragic deaths, including the loss of his brother Owen, who died when a stunt went terribly wrong; and in his own massive stroke, most likely resulting from a concussion he received in the ring, and from which, with the spirit of a true champion, he has battled back.Widely considered by his peers as one of the business's best technicians and workers, Hart describes pro wrestling as part dancing, part acting, and part dangerous physical pursuit. He is proud that in all his years in the ring he never seriously hurt a single wrestler, yet did his utmost to deliver to his fans an experience as credible as it was exciting. He also records the incredible toll the business takes on its workhorses: he estimates that twenty or more of the wrestlers he was regularly matched with have died young, weakened by their own coping mechanisms, namely drugs, alcohol, and steroids. That toll included his own brother-in-law, Davey Boy Smith. No one has ever written about wrestling like Bret Hart. No one has ever lived a life like Bret Hart's.For as long as I can remember, my world was filled with liars and bullshitters, losers and pretenders, but I also saw the good side of pro wrestling. To me there is something bordering on beautiful about a brotherhood of big tough men who pretended to hurt one another for a living instead of actually doing it. Any idiot can hurt someone.--from HitmanFrom the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Hart, Bret
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • Lutteurs
  • Lutte
  • Wrestlers
  • Wrestling
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sports & Recreations
  • Calgary (Alta.)
  • Canada
  • Alberta
  • Calgary (Alta.)
Label
Hitman : My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling., Bret Hart, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 573 pages, [16] leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307371461
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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56a9a42a-9e79-4994-a4a5-f71bd609456d
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remote
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ODN0000551861
Label
Hitman : My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling., Bret Hart, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 573 pages, [16] leaves of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307371461
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
56a9a42a-9e79-4994-a4a5-f71bd609456d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0000551861
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