Vince McMahon: The Unauthorized Biography of the WWE Chairman [NOOK Book]

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"Vince McMahon: The Unauthorized Biography of the WWE Chairman" is a first of its kind comprehensive exploration of the life, controversies, and legacy of Vince McMahon from national bestselling author Michael Essany.

From McMahon's impoverished upbringing with an abusive stepfather to his Napoleon-like conquests as a brash young wrestling promoter, WWE fans can relive the ...
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Vince McMahon: The Unauthorized Biography of the WWE Chairman

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Overview

"Vince McMahon: The Unauthorized Biography of the WWE Chairman" is a first of its kind comprehensive exploration of the life, controversies, and legacy of Vince McMahon from national bestselling author Michael Essany.

From McMahon's impoverished upbringing with an abusive stepfather to his Napoleon-like conquests as a brash young wrestling promoter, WWE fans can relive the remarkable and unlikely accomplishments, stunning failures, and extraordinary events that define the life and career of Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: A No Holds Barred Beginning
Chapter 2: On The Ropes
Chapter 3: Napoleon
Chapter 4: The ‘Mania’ Begins
Chapter 5: The King of Controversy
Chapter 6: The Bill and Hillary of Professional Wrestling
Chapter 7: Time to Play “The Game”
Chapter 8: The McMahon Legacy

EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1:

Violent. Dramatic. Controversial. Scandalous.

These descriptions could very easily apply to the world of professional wrestling. But perhaps more fittingly, they pertain to the childhood of Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

"I grew up in an 8-foot wide trailer,” McMahon admits. “That's where I come from. And it’s a tremendous advantage, quite frankly. Because I am Americana. I'm middle class - actually, lower middle class."

As a youth, the future billionaire and head of sports entertainment's most powerful brand was tormented by physical cruelty, confined to a trailer park, and, by McMahon's own admission, subjected to some form of sexual abuse.

Born August 24, 1945, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Vincent K. McMahon represents the third generation of a legendary professional wrestling family - a dynasty that includes his grandfather Jess McMahon - also a boxing and wrestling promoter - and his father, Vince McMahon, Sr., the proverbial founding father of contemporary sports entertainment.

Vince Jr., however, did not personally know his biological father for most of his early years. For the majority of his adolescence, Vincent Kennedy McMahon - as he is internationally recognized today - was known as Vince Lupton. Vince was given the surname of Lou Lupton, one of his five revolving stepfathers. But as McMahon would reveal years later, it was Lupton's violent outbursts that seemingly did more than anyone or anything else to spoil the innocence of his childhood.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014653756
  • Publisher: Sports Entertainment Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 407,024
  • File size: 52 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Essany is a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition.

Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.

Michael graduated Magna cum Laude from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. That same year, A&E Biography recognized Michael's work and inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of "America's Most Remarkable People."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Not very juicy !

    For a guy we have seen and heard from for more than forty years ,one would think this author could have found much, much more information on vince mcmahon. Tell the reader something he does not know . You failed ! Tommy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Vince mcman

    This book is ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    A must read for WWE fans

    There's a lot of garbage floating around the web about Vince McMahon and his highly controversial family, but I would say that this is the most fair and balanced look at the man I've ever encountered. The author doesn't seek to advance an agenda or bemoan any preconceived notions. This is about Vince McMahon - raw and pure. What you think of him is for YOU to decide and no one else. The revelations are powerful and Mr. McMahon's personal journey is every bit as captivating as the nature of programming his company creates. In my opinion, Vince McMahon is a creative genius and a marketing wizard who overcame all the odds to succeed. He is an inspiration and should be respected as such.

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