A Lion’s Tale has ratings and reviews. Dan said: A Lion’s Tale is the biography of wrestler Chris Jericho, going from childhood to his moments. THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An action-packed, uplifting, exceed-your -dreams thrill ride.” -Associated PressChris Jericho has been. A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex is an autobiography of professional wrestler, Chris Jericho. It details his life from his early years, to his d├ębut for.

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I bought this book for my fiance for christmas. After reading several of the noted wrestling autobiographies that were published in the s – including those of Mick Foley, Bret Hart, and Ric Flair – I knew there was just one author left that I HAD to read but who I had deliberately held off as I had not connected with him as much as these other wrestlers: Even if you do not know Jericho that well, you will find great joy in his entertaining style of writing and his openness and vivid memory in relaying years’ worth of daily events and emotions.

Visit All Pro Wrestling’s profile on Pinterest. With self-deprecation and mordant wit, he admits to sexual snafus, humiliating gaffes in protocol pro wrestling is governed by an unspoken code of conduct as Byzantine as that of a Regency court and at least one horrific bout of diarrhea. Never a dull moment! Shortly after Jericho finished writing in May and had handed in his copy of the manuscript to Grand Central Publishinghe requested and was allowed to make some final alterations to the book, to reflect upon the Benoit tragedy.

Unlike many wrestlers, it seems, Jericho kept his priorities straight and didn’t let himself get destroyed by greedy promoters, drugs, or taking unnecessary risks in the ring in comparison to the others that is–anyone who lets himself get hit by a steel chair is still crazy.

The book has also rekindled my love for pro wrestling, something that I’ve found severely lacking in the last couple of months since I last wrote anything here on Retro Pro Wrestling.

Oct 28, Noel rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This book, as well as all of Jericho’s books, are a must read for any wrestling fan.


This page was last edited on 24 Juneat Nov 21, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Carl Rogers Reader. Now retired, he is writing his memoir, telling the story of his journey from wrestling school in Canada to his time in leagues in Mexico and Japan to his big break in the WCW.

I figured I could use a good garbage read before I went on with more heavy stuff. He’ll dish spandeex dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Chris Benoit and Lance Storm to become a major superstar. No Is a Four-Letter Word: After realizing that he had decided not to renew his contract, WCW President, Eric Bischoff suspended Jericho for the remaining four months of his contract.

Jericho spends as much time cheis about what happens behind the curtain as he does about the matches, making for an entertaining book. The book itself is a quick read and should be used as A Lion’s Tale is the biography of wrestler Chris Jericho, going from childhood to his moments right before walking through the curtain in his WWF debut. Apr 04, Liz Such rated it it was amazing. Chris Jericho lives in Los Angeles and Florida.

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He became one of their biggest stars, even defeating wrestling powerhouses The Rock and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin in the same night to be crowned the undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Apr 18, Ryelor rated it liked it. Trivia About A Lion’s Tale: Of all the wrestling autobiographies I’ve embarrassedly read over the past decade plus, this one is probably second only to “Have a Nice Day.

This was the early stories of how a young Y2J became a wrestling fan and a thee fan.

A Lion’s Tale : Around the World in Spandex by Chris Jericho (2007, Hardcover, Revised)

I’ve always been a fan of Chris Jericho and I have to say after reading this, I’m an even worlr fan of his now. I am giving this more than one star just because I am an eight year Jericholic and admirer of his life. Retrieved from ” https: I have read lots of wrestling books lately and I enjoyed the tale of Jerico as told by Jerico.

The writing is brimming his charisma an Knock knock. I am mostly disappointed because Jericho truly is a versatile star in various fields wrestling, music, entertainment and as his I am severely disappointed by Jericho’s biography. Lists with This Book. Praise for A Lion’s Tale: Jericho is a good storyteller and knows how to be both funny and humble while showing people he’s one of the best in the world maybe of all time at what he does.


A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

It’s the Jericho Curse bitch! January Learn how and when to remove this template message. It’s very comical, and you will actually be tne it if you read it enough! Yes, the ex-convict was laughing too. This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary.

Sure, it’s an autobio, and things are always wprld out in the interest of the writer or subjectbut what the heck, I’ll also add that I am a fan so that did not matter too much to me. He was not given the meteoric push and backing that some of the talentless goons receive in today’s business. Around the World in Spandex is indeed a very enjoyable read, much if you are a pro-wrestling fan curis could be described as a blast is you are a Chris Jericho fan Jerichoholics!!

If you’re a wrestling fan and only want to buy one wrestling book, you could do a lot worse than spandec one. But his journey from Alberta, Although he got is name out there to the masses WCW was not the place for Jericho to grow as a performer.

Sadly, Jericho is likely the last notable wrestler to experience such a journey, now with the end of regional promotions in North America and more opportunities to develop closer to home and from the ground floor up within the WWE via NXT. Basically a recipe for a suicide that’s waiting arounr happen.

He depends on a lot of in-jokes, and I suppose if you aren’t up to speed on old movies, heavy metal music, and old school wrestling you may be left scratching your head a few times. I started watching wrestling at a young age. He became a wrestler.