Hitman My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling 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

  • Title: Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling
  • Author: Bret Hart
  • ISBN: 9780307355669
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 inIn 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 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 Hitman

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    1. Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling is the autobiography of former wrestler Bret "Hitman" Hart.For a great portion of my wrestling fandom, Bret Hart was my favorite wrestler. He wasn't very big or very flashy but his matches were always the most believable on the card. Surprisingly, it took me quite a few years to actually pick this up but I'm glad I did.For a wrestling book, this is a pretty hefty tome at close to 600 pages. Heavy enough to bludgeon another wrestler to death [...]

    2. Once again, a pro wrestling autobiography delivers the Schadenfreude like no other work can. Bret Hart is a narrator who is always willing to give himself the benefit of the doubt, while still assuming the worst about other people's intentions. For example, other wrestlers took steroids because they wanted a quick path to the top. Hart did it because he hurt his knee and needed to keep working to feed his family. And his many, many, many extra-marital indiscretions -- covered in enthusiastic det [...]

    3. Bret Hart is 'Best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be', can be also said where this belongs with the other wrestling related books. Mick Foleys Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks wins only for the one count, being a funniest wrestling autobiography. Bret Hart give's a honest and fascinating look of behind the scenes of a crazy world WWF/WCW and other promotions, i especially liked the 80s steroid-boosted era related stories. Chapters leading to the Montrea [...]

    4. SO SO good and very well written- Bret Hart is actually a really well read person and writes this himself, without help from another author or ghostwriter. This book is awesome- especially if, like me, you're a hardcore Hitman fan and total WWE/wresting mark (fan). I have been watching WWE since I was about 7 years old + watched my 1st match at the home of cousins in the '80's. (It was a Macho Man Randy Savage match). That was IT. Since then, I have spent 25 years screaming at the TV, spending $ [...]

    5. Favorite quote (something to the effect of): "Wrestling is as real and as fake as you think it is."First of all, from a writing standpoint, Bret Hart's memoir was mesmerizing. I couldn't put it down, and that's what, to me, makes a great read. By the end of the work I totally buy his allusions to Dante and Hemingway. I think he's probably much more well-read and well-rounded than anybody assumes he is. I would truly give this five stars with a bullet if I could. It's a fascinating, gripping acco [...]

    6. Bret Hart was my childhood idol, so I might have enjoyed this book more than the average person. There were more than a few things that shocked me - mostly the actions of his family members - but ultimately, it's a great companion to the stellar 3 disc DVD collection released in 2005. It could have used just a little more background on his WCW days but when you spent 12 years working for one company and 2 and a half working for another, you're going to concentrate less on the latter.

    7. Very good book. Bret is now with the WWE and McMahon again. If things were so bad why does he keep going back? He seems like the spouse that calls the cops to report their spouse for abuse and then refuses to divorce the spouse. He seems to like the drama. I don't believe that he was always this way. As time and injuries have caught up with him, his options have sort of run out.Bret has money. Bret has the ability to speak and write well. He was a hero to many because he always stayed true to hi [...]

    8. Simply speaking, this is the best wrestling autobiography ever written. At almost 600 pages, it is incredibly detailed thanks to Bret Hart keeping diaries and voice-recorded journals throughout his career. The book also encompasses other aspects of his life besides wrestling. Such as: the tragic history of his family, drugs, adultery, marriage, having children, etc. After reading the book, one gets the feeling that Hart is more honest than most of his colleagues. With other books written by Hulk [...]

    9. Once upon a time, from 6th through about 9th grade (approximately 1990-1994), I was a pro wrestling fan. Not just a fan, but a fanatic. In fact, you could say my obsession became a significant tool I used to survive junior high purgatory. Despite (and possibly because of) shameless gimmicks and ridiculous storylines, I was hooked. Call it moronic, call it fake, or stupid, or juvenile; you could never say it was boring. And one of the greatest ever to grace a leotard was Bret "Hitman" Hart. He br [...]

    10. The sport of professional wrestling, or business, has always been a mystery. Even in this day and age where it is an open secret and popular form of entertainment for television, pro wrestling is still a mystery that baffles many people. While the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts now rivals pro wrestling and delivers legitimate and unscripted bouts, the WWE and pro wrestling in the USA still aim to deliver scripted but nonetheless physical matches designed purely to entertain, rather than [...]

    11. [This review also appears on FingerFlow, a site for review and discussion of creative works.]Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling describes in great detail the life of one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, as written by himself. Bret Hart paints a vivid picture of living at the legendary Hart house: what it was like to grow up poor in a huge family whose financial fortune was slowly sinking due to an unprofitable wrestling promotion that daddy Stu Hart wouldn' [...]

    12. Bret Hart is my favorite wrestler, but I would never tag him as a particularly gifted speaker. Imagine my surprise, then, that his memoir (which, despite the blurred reality surrounding wrestling, everyone insists he wrote entirely himself) is so fluid, engaging and impassioned. Hart offers copious anecdotes of growing up in a hot-headed clan of 12 siblings all placed in the crucible of local notoriety and domestic hyperreality as the son of a legendary wrestling promoter and trainer; the chapte [...]

    13. Excellent book about wrestling and about Bret himself. I was riveted through most of this, knowing a lot of the ground he would cover going into it. The Montreal Screwjob, WCW, Owen's Death, Davey Boy Smith's death, etc made for a number of amazing stories. Although a platform sometimes to blast people he was pissed at like Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels, you can overlook that as his view at that point in time. He is a critic where criticism is needed. This was one of the best wrestling books [...]

    14. Bret Hart’s account of his career in professional wrestling is not only an outstanding autobiography of an icon in the sport, but also of the history of pro wrestling period.Bret Hart grew up in a wrestling family. His father, Stu Hart, was a pioneer in the sport, promoting wrestling matches in Canada through the late 1940’s through most of the rest of his life. Up to the 1990’s wrestling was largely controlled by regional promoters who respected each other’s territories and shared wrest [...]

    15. It my have taken me 8 years to get to this book and a trip to Canada to get a chance to get a proper start but its all worth it.Fantastic read. Bret truly is the best there is, the best that was and the best there eve will be.

    16. What I thought was a book about pro wrestling turned out to be a book about life, family and loss. I always respected Bret Hart, though to be honest, he was never my favorite wrestler. He is now.

    17. Hmmm I don’t know how to start with. This is my third post on a wrestling book. It started when I got my hands on Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley followed by Bret Hart. Pink soldier HITMAN was positioned in my mind with Pink Lowers, black Jacket and amazing sunglasses which I always wanted. I still remember when I used to play trump cards my friend said that HITMAN is a hero and loves kids. At that time jargons of wrestling like baby face and heels were an alien concept to me. To clear things baby face [...]

    18. "A show of excellence of execution in how to write a autobiography"Bret Hart, one of twelve brother and sisters born to Stu and Helen becomes one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. This is his story of what happened from his childhood to a life in the ring. As a kid I watched this guy rise from a jobber (slang for someone who always loses) to a world champion. I loved his intensity and no shit attitude. What I never knew was what made him the wrestler he was. It's an extremely h [...]

    19. The world of professional wrestling, or as it is now, sports entertainment is a rather odd and ambiguous beast. A multi-billion dollar enterprise that started out as a very different entity before the greed and money grabbing world of the 80s kicked in and Bret "The Hitman" Hart is the one man throughout the whole process that has lived and breathed the entire business like nobody else. Often called "The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be", the existence and career [...]

    20. "The best there is, The best there was, and the best there ever will be" a big tag line, but after reading this book you'll know that Bret Hart has the personality to just about pull it off. Whether you like wrestling or not, if you go into this book with an open mind you'll find a world which is not too unlike that of a circus. From his early days in pro wrestling, travelling in a clapped out van with a giant, Mexican midgets and 4 brothers, to the heady heights of the WWF/E it's hard not to be [...]

    21. There are egomaniacs in all walks of life. There are people that are arrogant despite the fact that they're failures. There are people who are arrogant but have accomplished quite a bit. So the first thing you need to know about the book is that Bret is very, very much his own biggest fan, but considering everything he's done with his life, he's earned it.Bret's memoirs are an impressive recollection of the events of his life, and, intentionally or not, a revelation of his priorities and his val [...]

    22. This is a tough one to rate because Bret Hart comes across as an egocentric philanderer but still manages to be likable for the most part. It covers everything you'd want if you're a fan--his early days in Stampede Wrestling, the move to the WWF and the Hart Foundation, the "New Generation" where he began to emerge as one of the brightest stars, the Montreal Screwjob, and his anti-climatic run in WCW. The problem with all of this is that Bret sees himself as an innocent that never wrongs anyone [...]

    23. A good man trying to make his way through a crazy world, what a story the HItman's life makes. People gobble up globe-hopping rockstars' biographies while foolishly missing the real kings of chaos who spend their lives travelling the world; the pro wrestler, infinitely more fucked up by nature, and boosted up on steroids to boot. Hart's story is all an ode to the past; a type of childhood that would never exist anymore, buses of strange characters joining together to hit the road just to chase a [...]

    24. An excellent autobiography and one of the longest wrestling-related ones I ever read. I found it to be not only a fascinating read, but also something of a morality play. Hart exposes the in-fighting and seedy underbelly of prowrestling, but the whole time I was reading about this wrestler or booker or promoter playing political games, I couldn't help but be reminded of the grinding, soul-numbing bullshit I have to deal with every single day at work. So maybe this is more a look in the seedy und [...]

    25. My favorite wrestler of all time finally puts pen to paper and recounts his greatest triumphs and tragedies. If it wasn't for an arrant kick delivered by Bill Goldberg during a championship match there is a chance he could still be active he may not have had a stroke and may have been able to finish his career with dignity. His fascinating stories about life on the road and the battles he endured in and out of the ring had me on the edge of my seat. My favorite part of the book was when he recou [...]

    26. I have been a total Bret Hart "mark" since the 80's. Lacking a certain amount of charisma, he became huge by being a superb athlete and by playing a character (The Hitman) as a fighter who never gave up.Born into Canada's most famous wrestling family (dad was a promotor/owner, brothers all wrestled, and all his sisters married wrestlers), Bret eventually went on to work for Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation for 15 years. The sad and dramatic end of that business relationship was d [...]

    27. Simply amazing. Bret's vivid depiction of his formative years in life and in his father Stu Hart's wrestling promotion are touching, funny, shocking, and poignant. Bret has been accused of being an egotistical guy who took this "fake" business far too seriously. The Bret Hart I found in the book is a man who loved his work and gave everything he had to be the best, often with heartbreaking consequences. Have the great ones ever done it any other way? The eulogy he gave at Stu's funeral brought m [...]

    28. Wow. This book is amazing. The first 150 pages or so took me the better part of a month to read because in my opinion they were dry. Of course, this is before we knew about Bret Hart. The last 350 pages took me a little less than a week. It's an extremely real, if not depressing, read. I'd be curious to read a post-afterword about the supposed "make up" between Bret and Sean, but who knows if that's a work. This book is a great read, not just for a wrestling fan, but for someone interested in se [...]

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