In The Pit With Piper [NOOK Book]

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Overview

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440673290
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/5/2002
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 377,693
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rowdy Roddy Piper is one of America's greatest wrestlers. He was born in Canada and has been wrestling professionally for over 30 years. This is his first book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003

    Interesting, but lacking...

    I thought this was a decent read. The stories are interesting, but the words did not flow as well as Mick Foley's did in his two books. Piper also seemed to capitalize on Foley's book by rehashing his ideas, events, and story structure. I enjoyed Foley's much more because there seemed to be more depth. That said, if you are a Piper fan, a wrestling fan, or even just someone who wants a decent story, this is a good book to read.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    He Plays The Pipes Better Than He Writes.

    I take a great deal of pleasure reading non-fiction autobiographies about pro-wrestlers, but I had a really hard time following along with the story told in this book. But that doesn't mean there isn't small pieces of pleasure you can get from it. Rowdy Roddy Piper obviously thinks very highly of himself, and he should, but there came a point where I thought to myself "alright, you're a legend of wrestling, I get it, you don't have to tell me." 70% of this book is basically Roddy Piper explaining why he's a great wrestler/sports entertainer, why he's better than Hulk Hogan and others. The other 30% is broken side-stories that don't really mesh. Expect kind of a, "well, this one time" then fill in the blank, kind of reading. For example, do you know hot to get a free meal at a diner? Piper will tell ya. Cool, huh? Yep, guess so. How about, reading about how Piper's house flooded once? Still no reaction? Alright, how about the time Piper almost punched Cyndi Lauper because someone (unnamed by Piper) told him it would be a good idea? That's actually kind of neat, but there's not enough of that kind of stuff in this book. I love Piper, he's great, but wow I was really hoping for something else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2005

    Great read - great guy

    Met him when I bought the book he tells the stories better than he writes. It's a great account of what wrestlers went through and go through..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Roddy should have gotten more rowdy

    Hey I am a big fan of wrestling in the 80's, and a big fan of Rowdy Roddy Piper. It was great to hear about some of the other wrestlers in the industry, and about events in his private life too. My only regret is that he would have gone into more detail about some of his bigger matches with stars like Hogan. What he is doing now, besides being a fat, bitter man would have been interesting too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2003

    okay read with some slow parts

    Roddy piper has always been a good wrestler in my opinion and i hope he does make one more appearance on tv. However the book is not one of the best book i have read. I think there was more that could have been said. He did'nt explain why he went back to the wwe after he was fired in '94 nor did explain why he "retired" so many times. How did he get to be in wcw. if you are a piper fan that is in love with his earlier beginnings then this book is definately for you. However, i am just disappointed that he didn't say much about the latter part of his carreer. I just think he could have made it a little longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    Another argument against taking too many chairshots

    Piper is full of it. That said, he's also one of the most important people in the history of wrestling. Reading the book you can easily tell this is a man without much left. But the saddest thing is, he's a man trying to create a legacy without realizing he already had one, one that would have been better off without this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    A good reason to avoid drugs

    This book was not a bad read for the average wrestling fan, but is a disgrace to Roddy Piper fans. Obviously still in a chemical induced stupor, Piper only serves to destroy his legacy and express his bitter, arrogant stories of the life which made him famous. His "icon" status has been put in serious jeopardy due to this work of literature.

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