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Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Shawn's take on his career.

    Say what you may about Shawn's version of his career and specific events, but you can't fault the guy for telling it as he remembered it. This is an autobiography, which means it's his description according to his memories. I think there are a lot of things that he could have been more open about, but it's easy to understand that there are probably a lot of things about anybody's career that they don't really want to be remembered for. At times, he seemed to be letting a lot of things bother him that he may have been better off to just let roll off his back. Either way, he doesn't try to hide the way it was impacting his personality and his relationships with others in the business. He also doesn't cover up the drug problem he had and how it effected his career and personal life. Even if he did downplay some things, he didn't hide the damage they did to his career, his relationships, and the business he was in. I also don't think that he was trying to make himself look perfect. He makes it pretty clear that he had a lot of personal demons that haunted him, but that he wasn't going to let them stop him from pursuing his dreams. Even if he made enemies along the way, he was determined to succeed. Some people (Bret Hart, for one) may have their own perspective on events, people, places, etc... They are more than free to share their own account of it. In fact, I am beginning to read Bret's book now and can't wait to find out his take on things. That being said, I think Shawn has a great story to tell about overcoming obstacles and finding bigger reward than he imagined. This book is well worth the reading, and I can tell that I'm going to be checking out some more wrestling autobiographies because of this one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Please

    Come back to wwe and sweet chin music the bad guys ur my hero

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

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    Excellent Read - Minor Drawback

    I can say I did enjoy this book and that I would recommend it to anyone interested in the professional wrestling. The majority of the book comes across as genuine and honest. He takes responsibility for many things and shows the immense maturity he lacked early in his career. The only drawback of this book is the subject of Bret Hart. I believe at this point in time he and Hart were still at odds with each other and his personal feelings come through rather than facts. I understand they have a storied history but the upbeat, honest tone of the book changes with any mention of Hart. It is very noticeable, but partially understandable.

    There is enough to the book that this small drawback doesn't detract from the book on the whole and is definitely worth the read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Fantastic read!

    This book is great. It's a well written account of an extraordinary career and a life forever changed. Highly recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Great

    A wonderful and inspiriring story of a boy to a man. As a christian it is great to know some ones story of becoming better over the years as a person a wrestler a father and as a husband. A major must read in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Oh no!!

    Next person to bash HBK is in serious trubs!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Im

    Im bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Highly Recommened- If you are a wrestling fan

    If you are a fan of wrestling and is really into Shawn Michaels and want to read about his life this is the right book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Hi

    Hi

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    A Good Laugh If That Is What You Are Looking For...

    If you have read Bret Hart's biography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, then you will see just exactly how shallow and self preserving Shawn Michaels really is. Michaels portrays himself to be a great man and a great wrestler with very few faults. He constantly praises himself, Ric Flair, and even Vince Mcmahon.

    When Michaels does discuss his faults (which are few and far between according to Michaels) he treats it airly, as if no harm is done. He even downplays his drug habit and tries to reason his way out of screwing Bret Hart.

    In my opinion, this is not a book concerning a look at the real world of wrestling; it is a book dedicated to the glory of Shawn Michaels, the so called good person. If you want to read a good, honest book, try Bret Hart's autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling.

    I understand there are two sides to every story. I read Bret Hart's and Shawn Michaels. I believe Hart...Michaels makes me sick.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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