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by Bruno Lauer,Scott Teal


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Wrestling with the Truth book. The story of Bruno Lauer, known professionally as Downtown Bruno and Harvey Wippleman, relates the fascinating, and often hilarious, story of his life.

Wrestling with the Truth book. Direct and opinionated, he doesn't hold back anything, sharing both the good and the bad things that happened to him. Even his close friends aren t safe from his scrutiny. Take it from Mick Foley, who read the first draft of the book and found himself on the receiving end of a few barbs thrown by Bruno: 'Bruno's honesty can be, at times, a little painful.

Having finished reading the book, I find myself in the unusual position of being unsure whether I like the subject (Bruno Lauer) or not. Bruno is brash, often self opionated, quite negative, often contradictory and arguably homophobic. On the other hand, he's a self-made man, who has worked extremely hard to achieve what he has, tells a mean story and is never less than entertaining! Would I have made the choices Bruno did in describing certain people and events? Definitely not!

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Wrestling with the Truth" is the title of this book, but it doesn’t mean what you think it does. Bruno Lauer has no problem telling the truth. He believes in telling it like it is, and after spending 29 years as a manager in the business of professional wrestling, he has a lot of stories to tell. Entertaining, visual, and vicious. A memorable memoir by a veteran performer who has seen and done it all in sports entertainment. Chris Jericho, New York Times best-selling author.

Current WWE employee Bruno Lauer (aka Downtown Bruno, aka Harvey Wippleman) has released his hilarious biography, Wrestling with the Truth, through Scott Teal’s Crowbar Press (ww. rowbarpress. Bruno’s book is phenomenal and I highly recommend it to everybody.

Wrestling with the Truth. Wrestling with the Truth' is the title of this book, but it doesn't mean what you think it does. ISBN 10: 097455457X, ISBN 13: 9780974554570. - Chris Jericho, New York Times best-selling author.

Bruno Lauer (aka Harvey Whippleman of WWE fame): Wrestling with the Truth. Bruno Sammartino: An Autobiography of Wrestling’s Living Legend. Brutus Beefcake: Struttin’ & Cuttin’. Buggsy McGraw: Brute Power. Buggsy McGraw: Brute Power

Bruno's book is phenomenal and I highly recommend it to everybody. You will learn a lot about the business of professional wrestling, and in the process, you will laugh your ass off. -- Kurt Angle

'Wrestling with the Truth' is the title of this book, but it doesn't mean what you think it does. Bruno Lauer has no problem telling the truth. He believes in telling it like it is, and after spending 29 years as a manager in the business of professional wrestling, he has a lot of stories to tell.

Entertaining, visual, and vicious. A memorable memoir by a veteran performer who has seen and done it all in sports entertainment. -- Chris Jericho, New York Times best-selling author

The story of Bruno Lauer, known professionally as Downtown Bruno and Harvey Wippleman, relates the fascinating, and often hilarious, story of his life. Direct and opinionated, he doesn't hold back anything, sharing both the good and the bad things that happened to him. Even his close friends aren t safe from his scrutiny. Take it from Mick Foley, who read the first draft of the book and found himself on the receiving end of a few barbs thrown by Bruno: 'Bruno's honesty can be, at times, a little painful.'

A unique perspective from one of the most unique characters in the history of the wrestling business. -- Mick Foley, New York Times best-selling author

As he retraces every step of his career, Bruno's account of his life as a 'sports entertainment' performer begins at age 13, when he joins a traveling wrestling troupe at a carnival, and ends when he wins the WWF 'Women's' world championship wrestling title on prime-time national television. This autobiography, complemented by 94 photos culled from Bruno's personal scrapbooks, is a fresh glimpse of life behind the curtain of professional sports entertainment. As full of action, entertainment, heartbreak, and drama as anything that takes place inside a professional wrestling ring, Wrestling with the Truth is the story of a man who struggled to find his place in the wrestling business, and the success that came through his perseverance.

With a Foreword written by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson [excerpt] Bruno Lauer and I have shared an extraordinary friendship that has spanned more than 20 years. Throughout that time, the same words come to mind when I think of Bruno -- loyal, reliable, and as funny as hell!



Comments: (7)

Wymefw
One of the most notorious residents of Walls, Mississippi has written a very entertaining and provocative book giving many glimpses into the weird world that was professional "rasslin". Today pro wrestling is "sports entertainment, but when Bruno was heavily involved, things were a bit different. Until recent years, it had been a closed society which was dominated by family, and difficult, almost impossible to break into, yet "DownTown Bruno" managed to finagle a way in. The stories are entertaining, yet carefully crafted so as to praise many, offend few, and never ever burn bridges. It is, however an entertaining read. I know very little more about Bruno after reading it than I did before, other than that he can tell a very good story. If you love "road stories" about pranks etc, you will love it, but in the end it ends up being a lot like Chinese food. Good going down at the time, but an hour or two later you wish there had been more substance to it.
Shadowbourne
I had no intentions of buying this book and really didn't know about it until I read some reviews and read comments from Chris Jericho and mick foley about it.
A really fun, entertaining read and a brutally honest account that pulls no punches. I enjoyed hearing the stories from the territories and how much wrestling meant to him. My only complaint? He didn't rip on Brutus beefcake as much as it sounded like he would. Fun read for any wrestling fan.
Usic
I enjoyed this book. It was a interesting read. I learned a lot about the subject that the book is about.
Dishadel
Entertaining, easy read. Great stories. Brutally honest. Recommended for anyone who enjoys reading about territories, the difficulty of breaking into wrestling business and the inner workings of the WWE.
Геракл
I've never had much interaction with Bruno as far as viewing on television. I do however remember him in WWE. At first I was reluctant and now I'm so glad I took the chance to get inside the head of the wipple. An incredible story cover to cover. I wished it never ended.
Ka
Good book draws you in once you get used to Bruno's personality which I like-took me back to some awesome wrestlers. I had ringside seat for SWCW for years, the book talks about Bruno's journey to be A great Manager and the bumps and pitfalls of the biz as well as the many interactions he had with many Superstars. Bruno's honest no holds barred journey and his perspective make for a awesome book.
Wizard
It's OK. Quick read, pretty cool stories. Bruno, I've never read someone who kisses McMahon's a$$ as much as you do, but I guess I understand.
I love wrestling especially southern. Have one wrestler that floats my boat but he wasn't mentioned that much in Bruno's book. Still a good read if ya like wrestling and Bruno.
Wrestling with the Truth download epub
Author: Bruno Lauer,Scott Teal
ISBN: 097455457X
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Language: English
Publisher: Crowbar Press; 1st edition edition (July 1, 2008)