No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life

No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author and six-time WWE champion Chris Jericho shares 20 of his most valuable lessons for achieving your goals and living the life you want.

Chris Jericho has known what he wanted out of life since he was a teenager: to be a pro wrestler and to be in a rock 'n' roll band. Most of his high school friends felt that he lacked the tools necessary to get into either, but Chris believed in himself. With the wise words of Master Yoda echoing through his head ("Do or do not. There is no try."), he made it happen. As a result, Chris has spent a lifetime doing instead of merely trying, managing to achieve his dreams while learning dozens of invaluable lessons along the way.

No Is a Four-Letter Word distills more than two decades of showbiz wisdom and advice into twenty easy-to-carry chapters, including:

  • Developing a strong work ethic thanks to WWE chairman Vince McMahon,
  • Remembering to always look like a star from Gene Simmons of KISS,
  • Learning to let it go when the America's Funniest Home Videos hosting gig goes to his rival,
  • Adopting a sense of perpetual reinvention from the late David Bowie,
  • Making sure to sell himself like his NHL-legend father Ted Irvine taught him, and
  • Going the extra mile to meet Keith Richards (with an assist from Jimmy Fallon).


Now, in the hopes that those same principles might help and inspire his legions of fans, Chris has decided to share them while recounting the fantastic and hilarious stories that led to the birth of these rules. The result is a fun, entertaining, practical, and inspiring book from the man with many scarves but only one drive: to be the best. After reading No Is a Four-Letter Word, you'll discover that you might have what it takes to succeed as well...you just need to get out there and do it. That's what Jericho would do.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306921889
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 271,531
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Chris Jericho is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, a six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the lead singer of heavy metal band Fozzy, and the host of the Talk Is Jericho podcast. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and three children, hates thumbtacks, and is obsessed with lake monsters.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Stanley ix

Introduction: No Is a Four-Letter Word 1

1 The Mike Damone Principle 5

2 The Jericho Principle 20

3 The Keith Richards Principle 27

4 The Vince McMahon Principle 42

5 The Richard Hayden Principle 51

6 The Negro Casas Principle (aka The Bad Cow Incident) 58

7 The Yoda Principle 71

8 The Paul Stanley Principle 78

9 The Viv Savage Principle 86

10 The Twelfth Ninja Principle 102

11 The Groundlings Principle 110

12 The Brian Pillman Principle 118

13 The America's Funniest Home Videos Principle 124

14 The Mike Lozanski Principle 135

15 The Ted Irvine Principle 145

16 The Shep Gordon Principle 158

17 The Ronnie James Dio Principle (aka The Ellsworth Edict) 173

18 The Gene Simmons Principle 183

19 The Steve Austin Principle 192

20 The Bowie Principle 204

Epilogue: Goodbye … If Only for Now 215

Acknowledgments 217

Photos Follow Page 90

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