Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes [NOOK Book]

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Wrestling the Hulk

How many people can say they stood up against wrestler Hulk Hogan and came out victorious? Linda Hogan did just that. After twenty-four years of dealing with his cheating, mistreatment, and lies, Linda needed to step out of her marriage ring and start a new life.

In Wrestling the Hulk, the woman who was loved by television audiences for being the supportive wife and mother on VH1’s hit show Hogan Knows Best is now revealing ...

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Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes

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Overview

Wrestling the Hulk

How many people can say they stood up against wrestler Hulk Hogan and came out victorious? Linda Hogan did just that. After twenty-four years of dealing with his cheating, mistreatment, and lies, Linda needed to step out of her marriage ring and start a new life.

In Wrestling the Hulk, the woman who was loved by television audiences for being the supportive wife and mother on VH1’s hit show Hogan Knows Best is now revealing for the first time what life with the wrestling icon was really like behind the scenes. Linda takes readers through some of her most personal moments: from her first intimate experiences with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) to their ringside courtship, from helping him launch a successful career and start a family to the crumbling of their marriage because of infidelity.

After two decades of being “Mrs. Hulk Hogan,” Linda finally summoned the courage to move on and love her life. She has found happiness in a new relationship with a younger man, proving that it’s never too late to start over.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062092397
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 583,659
  • File size: 87 MB
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Meet the Author

Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan is a California girl and mother of two who has become a television personality, entrepreneur, and animal activist. Linda starred on the hit reality TV show Hogan Knows Best. Because of her on-and off-screen devotion to her family, she quickly became one of America’s favorite moms. The television show stands as one of the highest-rated reality programs in VH1 network history.

After a widely publicized divorce, Linda found the strength to rebuild her life and not look back. She reminds women everywhere that you can live and love again at any age. Linda is often asked to appear on TV news and talk shows to offer her advice on divorce, relationships, and women’s empowerment. An animal lover and activist, Linda teamed up with PETA in 2010 to protest against animal abuse in the circus. She continues to be involved with this important cause as well as with the Humane Society and various pet adoption agencies. She is also on the committee for the Special Olympics, Miami-Dade County. She stays busy with many business endeavors, including launching her own skin care and clothing lines and operating her farm, Sunny Girl Avocados, in Southern California.

Linda divides her time between Miami and Los Angeles, where she enjoys life in the sunshine with her boyfriend, Charley, and her twelve dogs.

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Table of Contents

Prologue vii

Chapter 1 California Dreams 1

Chapter 2 Blondes Walk into a Bar … 22

Chapter 3 Ringside 40

Chapter 4 Coast to Coast 58

Chapter 5 Oh Baby! 76

Chapter 6 The Other Woman 94

Chapter 7 Guilty Pleasures 112

Chapter 8 Going Through the Motions 123

Chapter 9 Welcome to Miami 144

Chapter 10 The Liar's Den 162

Chapter 11 End or an Era 185

Chapter 12 Cougar Unleashed 204

Epilogue 233

Acknowledgments 235

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2011

    DO NOT READ - A WASTE OF TIME!

    Anyone that believes this money hungry cradle robbing poor excuse for a woman has got to have their own set of issues too!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    A waste of time.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Pure hogwash!

    Iam inclined to believe SOME of Linda Hogan's rather fanciful tale of the tribulation that she had faced dating, and marrying Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea). The steroids and the pain killers that he was on, plus his well-documented rise in wrestling ranks more than PROBABLY made him a very high-maintenance, morally corrupt, distant spouse on his best day. That being said, she strikes me as someone that is emotionally stunted, with a victim's mentality, and someone who is just looking to get a few extra kicks in on Terry.
    Now, do NOT take this as me excusing Terry or supporting his stance (God forgive me, but he seems like he would be a empty, vacuous human being as well). This is me saying simply stating that if you buy this book (like I was foolish enough to), that you are as complicit as I am in adding to this wasteful, vacant, celebrity-worship culture that is cultivated by people whom have no skills, charm, or TALENT to make themselves famous through their abilities. Instead, people like this are parasites that feed off of those that are truly living their lives.
    And this is the God's honest truth: I decided to purchase this digital piece of refuse to see what this tactics that this woman would use to attack Terry Bollea, plus I believe in being a fair man, so I gave Linda Bollea a chance to voice her grievances and was wondering how the format of the book was going to be.
    She paints herself as naive (but yet streetwise), down home, but while her head was in the clouds, her feet were planted firmly in the ground. Then one way, her night in shining armor *erm* spandex *erm* arrives and they begin a life together.
    Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! She notices his less-favorable qualities (a escalating steroids and recreational drug problem, a volatile temperment. Do I need to go on?), but CHOOSES to stay with him. And so the "story" (and I use that term loosely).
    I am going to end this review by saying that this is your typical story of a Hollywood-glitz divorce tell all. I asked for trouble when I bought this "book", I admit it, but when I started reading it, the magnitude of pure desparation on Linda and Terry's parts to continue living their lie disgusted me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    A Bit Superficial

    An OK read....but Hulk Hogan's bio seems much more earnest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    TRASH, SUCH A LOSER

    I am so pissed that i wasted my hard earned money on this filthy piece of trash LINDA. What a tramp. You do not deserve THE HULK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

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    it sucks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    All over the place

    This book is not only boring but linda jumps from past to present constanly without keeping a rthym and sometimed never even going back to the story she already started.... a lot of her stories about hulk are twisted, not only do they not make sense to the timeline of hogans professional career but even down right slander. Not a good read. Comes off as very vindictive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    LOVED IT

    dont understand bad reviews. read this in l day couldnt put it down

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Couldn't put it down

    I enjoyed this!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2011

    Boring

    I am only on chapter 2 of this book....so maybe it will get better. I grew up watching hulk hogan on tv, and once in a while I watched the show Hogan knows best, when my kids were watching it. So I thought the book might be entertaining but so far linda hogan jumps around all over the place while trying to tell her story, and some of her stories have no rhyme nor rhythm. But so far it is a good book to read at night when your trying to fall asleep.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This is a must read. Espcially for Women out there who have had spousel problems. Good and Bad. The Hogan's are a lovely Family, whom I have followed throughout the Years! Can't wait to finish the eBook by Linda Hogan and how she took on the Ultimate Hulk A Mania !

    #Avalex

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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