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 Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2013 01:26 pm
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stone2k wrote: I just finished Derek Sandersons autobiography Crossing The Line... didn't like it too much. It seemed there could have been a ton of good stories, but he either didn't remember them or is embarrassed by them, so he didn't tell.

Reading this now. Very slow so far. From what I know of him, he should be embarassed about his stories, but thats why you write an autobiography dammit! Oh well, we'll see....

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Picked up Dave Mustaine's autobiography published in 2010 called "Mustaine" at the library today.

Co-authored by him and Joe Layden, who just happened to co-write the Rock's autobiography, "The Rock Says."

Haven't started reading it yet and I know there are some metal and Megadeth fans here so I'm wondering if anyone here has read it and what their opinion was of it?

I didn't go looking for it, but just saw it last week browsing the shelves and decided to grab it today.

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There are some wrestling books that can be downloaded here for free:

http://www.bookos.org

I didn't browse around to see what other books might be available.

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carpetbeggar wrote: Picked up Dave Mustaine's autobiography published in 2010 called "Mustaine" at the library today.

Co-authored by him and Joe Layden, who just happened to co-write the Rock's autobiography, "The Rock Says."

Haven't started reading it yet and I know there are some metal and Megadeth fans here so I'm wondering if anyone here has read it and what their opinion was of it?

I didn't go looking for it, but just saw it last week browsing the shelves and decided to grab it today.

I read it and its great until he discovers/rediscovers God. Then its the usual born again (not the Sabbath album) stuff....

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the squared circle wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Picked up Dave Mustaine's autobiography published in 2010 called "Mustaine" at the library today.

Co-authored by him and Joe Layden, who just happened to co-write the Rock's autobiography, "The Rock Says."

Haven't started reading it yet and I know there are some metal and Megadeth fans here so I'm wondering if anyone here has read it and what their opinion was of it?

I didn't go looking for it, but just saw it last week browsing the shelves and decided to grab it today.

I read it and its great until he discovers/rediscovers God. Then its the usual born again (not the Sabbath album) stuff....

I thought it was a good read as well, but Mustaine is so full of himself that it is difficult to get through without rolling your fucking eyes out of your head.



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khawk wrote: There are some wrestling books that can be downloaded here for free:

http://www.bookos.org

I didn't browse around to see what other books might be available.


Thanks for that. I see they have that book on the history of NWA. I always want to read that one.



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brodiescomics wrote: the squared circle wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: Picked up Dave Mustaine's autobiography published in 2010 called "Mustaine" at the library today.

Co-authored by him and Joe Layden, who just happened to co-write the Rock's autobiography, "The Rock Says."

Haven't started reading it yet and I know there are some metal and Megadeth fans here so I'm wondering if anyone here has read it and what their opinion was of it?

I didn't go looking for it, but just saw it last week browsing the shelves and decided to grab it today.

I read it and its great until he discovers/rediscovers God. Then its the usual born again (not the Sabbath album) stuff....

I thought it was a good read as well, but Mustaine is so full of himself that it is difficult to get through without rolling your fucking eyes out of your head.

I read it too.  Thought it was a nice,easy read.  You take it with a grain of salt just as you would with any wrestling autobiography.  Anyone reading Mustaine's book knows that he's one of the biggest workers in music, so they shouldn't be surprised.  But there was actually a lot less bullshit than I thought there would be and even the born-again stuff wasn't as over-the-top as I expected, so I enjoyed it for what it was.



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I am reading Desperation, by Stephen King.  So far so good.



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Since Christmas, I have read Johnson and Oliver's "Heroes and Icons". All ways a pleasure to read their Hall of Fame books. I hope they continue with more.

Ole Anderson's "Inside Out: How Corporate America Destroyed Professional Wrestling". This one started out good. I like his telling of how he got into the bussines, his early days in the AWA, how he became an Anderson and his early days as booker. Then it got a little disturbing on how he like to hurt the "marks". The last half of the book got to be a little to much on how everyone was against Ole. I wish he would have had more stories of the old days in it. I don't think he even mentioned the Four Horsemen.

I also read "Map of Bones" by James Rollins. I probably will not pickup any more of his books.

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justahamandegger wrote: Since Christmas, I have read Johnson and Oliver's "Heroes and Icons". All ways a pleasure to read their Hall of Fame books. I hope they continue with more.

I'm slowly working my way through this too as some light reading in between some other books.  As always, very informative, but I think this is the weakest of the series.  Comes across more like a bunch of columns slapped together than a real book.  The profiles of the stars are of dramatically different lengths and styles.  There's no internal "style guide", so to speak.  Some profiles concentrate entirely on a minor detail or personal life and say next-to-nothing about the star's actual career.  Others are more comprehensive and along the lines of what you would expect. 

And the cover is super odd - a blurry picture of CM Punk where a huge white Alberto Del Rio sign in the background and the backs of fans' heads in the foreground are more visible than Punk is.  Punk obviously isn't one of the top "heroes" listed, and even if they just needed to use a current guy to sell more books, you'd think they'd use John Cena or at least get a better picture of Punk.

Things about it come across as amateurish, as opposed to the "Heels" and "Tag Teams" books which seemed more polished.  Maybe they had production problems of some sort.  But a lot of information is there if you can get past the presentation. 


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I'm just about to start "Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties" by Lucy Moore.



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If I Never Get Back

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I read this over 20 years ago and had to do it again. A fantastic book in many ways. Anyone who is a fan of history, baseball, Mark Twain and just a great story will love this book. Not available in Kindle or Nook so the (for me) small print is making it a very long read but I am enjoying it.

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Legacy of Ashes- The History of the CIA
               by Tim Weiner

What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains
               by Nicholas Carr (case study: S&W Forums)



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yellowdog wrote:
Legacy of Ashes- The History of the CIA
               by Tim Weiner

What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains
               by Nicholas Carr (case study: S&W Forums)



Most of us didn't start out that gifted anyway.

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I've been reading the Gme of Thrones series, juts started on book #3, the books are very similar to, but yet different from, the HBO series.

Much darker in the books.



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