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Title:
The best in the world : at what I have no idea
Author:
Jericho, Chris.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Gotham, [2014]
Physical Description:
xx, 412 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
"The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures. World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers--and one of the top five talkers--of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men and completely reinvented his character--ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles. The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho's recent career, including: How Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match, then backed out; Jericho's award-winning feud with Shawn Michaels, which culminated in Jericho knocking out Michael's wife in the ring, for real; his escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle; his encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again-off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon. Jericho has a one-of-a-kind comedic voice and a knack for getting himself into screwball situations--both in and out of the ring. See for yourself why he is the best in the world"--
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781592407521
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Book

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The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures
 
World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers;and one of the top five talkers; of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men and completely reinvented his character; ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles.
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The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho's recent career, including: How Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match, then backed out Jericho's award-winning feud with Shawn Michaels, which culminated in Jericho knocking out Michael's wife in the ring . . . for real His escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle His encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again-off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon Jericho has a one-of-a-kind comedic voice and a knack for getting himself into screwball situations; both in and out of the ring. See for yourself why he is the best in the world.


Author Notes

Christopher Keith "Chris" Irvine was born November 9, 1970 and is better known by the ring name Chris Jericho. He is a professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is currently signed to WWE, and is also known for his time in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He is known for his over-the-top, rock star persona dubbed "The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla".

Jericho has won 30 championships between WWE, WCW, and ECW the three most prominent American promotions in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is credited as being the first Undisputed WWF Champion. He is also the fourth WWE Grand Slam Champion and is currently the only Grand Slam Champion to have held every title in WWE. Aside from wrestling, Jericho is the lead vocalist of the band Fozzy. His songs include: All That Remains, Chasing the Grail, and Sin and Bones. In 2014 his book, The Best in the World, At What I Have No Idea, made The New York Times Best Seller List. His latest book is entitled No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

World Wrestling Entertainment star Jericho (Undisputed) delivers the third chronicle of his unconventional life in and outside the ring, which should be a sure hit with his large fan base of "Jerichoholics." He recounts his life since 2007 when he returned to wrestling after his self-described "sabbatical," having left the WWE in 2005. Like his previous books, Jericho displays a keen understanding of the realities of being a character in the tightly-scripted wrestling world: "the second time you were made champion was the proof that you really deserved it and could make the company money by holding it." He offers an inside look at how wrestlers change their images to stay popular, as he details how he switched roles from his nice-guy persona to that of "the ultimate heel with no redeeming qualities," based on the villain played by Javier Bardem in the film "No Country for Old Men." Jericho also describes his encounters with the likes of Mickey Rourke, Metallica, and Bob Barker, as well as a long look at life on the road with his heavy metal band Fozzy. Overall, however, the book lacks the fast-pace of his earlier efforts; many of the stories sound like repeats of past exploits. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Hiding in the Bowels of the Arena . . . . . . I couldn't believe I'd gotten away with it. I felt like I'd just pulled off the crime of the century as I hid in the back lounge of the tour bus in the parking garage of the US Airways Center in Phoenix. I felt that way because there were 18,000 hard-?core wrestling fans in the arena above me, watching the 2013 Royal Rumble, and not a single one of them knew I was there. It blew my mind that in this age of social media, when everybody and their blog had Twitter accounts and Facebook pages, my secret hadn't been exposed. I'd re-signed with World Wrestling Entertainment over a month earlier and had looked online every day since, expecting to see my cover blown and my surprise return to the Royal Rumble spoiled. Thankfully, it hadn't been and I was ready to go out there and try to tear the damn house down like I always did. It was the first time I'd entered the WWE with no warning, no sign, no series of cryptic vignettes to signal my appearance, and I felt the crowd was going to blow a gasket when they saw me. I'd only been out of the company for a few months, but my passion for the WWE burned brighter than ever because over the last few years, I felt I was on a career high. I'd left the company in 2005 a bitter man and it had been a long and winding road that had led to my return in 2007, but in the five-plus years since, I felt I'd done the best work of my career and wanted to keep the Y2J ball rolling. I'd learned so much as a character and as a wrestler in the past half decade that I'd become a completely different performer. My work had gone to a different level and I'd helped create and deliver the two best angles of my career as a result. As I took cover in the back of the production bus waiting for the cue to head to the ring, I closed my eyes and began reflecting back on the past five years. I thought back to November 2007, when I was standing in the Gorilla Position ready to hit the stage in Fort Lauderdale as my countdown clock ticked down from 10. . . Excerpted from The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea by Chris Jericho, Peter Thomas Fornatale All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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