For our first weekend pick in the 2017 PopCult Gift Guide we turn to the world of wrestling for a book about one of the pioneers of the modern-day practice of employing powerful mindgames into his character, the late Brian Pillman. I have not yet had the chance to read this book, but I’m recommending it based on the subject matter. Let’s go to the press release:
Crazy Like A Fox – The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later is now available to purchase from Amazon
The 318 page book offers the most in-depth analysis of Brian’s entire personal and professional life, with unheard details of his football and wrestling careers complimented by exclusive interviews with close friends, colleagues and reporters, including members the Pillman family, Dave Meltzer, Kim Wood, Bruce Hart, Raven, Shane Douglas, Jim Cornette, Mark Madden, Mark Coleman, Les Thatcher, Alex Marvez, Mike Johnson and many more.
An alpha male with a beta body, looking to thrive in worlds where beta males with alpha bodies are the primary requirement.
He was a complex paradox, a walking contradiction. He lived more in 35 years than most do in a lifetime, the product of an arduous infanthood. His overachievement is awe-inspiring. Tales of his conflicts and conquests became the stuff of legend. His borderline genius and tragic demise made him an icon shrouded in mystique.
He was Brian Pillman, and two decades later the most comprehensive look at one of professional wrestling’s most fascinating stories has been compiled.
Discover previously unheard details of his upbringing, the incredible story behind chasing an NFL roster spot and his introduction to pro wrestling in the crazy Stampede circuit. Revel at his trials and tribulations in WCW and the WWF, walking the fine line between the cusp of superstardom and political turmoil. Reflect in the most detailed, inside breakdown of his Loose Cannon gambit ever produced, the scam that turned him into the talk of the business, before fatally drowning in personal tragedy and addiction.
With exclusive interviews with some of Brian’s closest friends and family, Crazy Like A Fox is a must-read for Pillman fans, and a breathtaking look at the bizarre world of wrestling to boot.
This is the perfect gift for the intense “smart mark” professional wrestling fan on your holiday shopping list. Available at Amazon, usually for a little less than the list price.