Book of the Week 6/9/14


I have seen Bobby Blaze Smedley’s much-acclaimed autobiography Pin Me, Pay Me!: Have Boots Will Travel (Twenty Seventh Street Books, 2013) featured on various sites and online radio shows – in addition to spending considerable time together on Amazon’s best seller lists with my own current release – and decided to give it a read.

Pin Me, Pay Me! is a raw, honest look into the world of professional wrestling, revealing many aspects not seen by fans of the sport. Smedley reveals ups and downs of his career and gives readers peeks of happenings in the locker rooms, on the road, happenings both in and out of the spotlight, showing that reaching the goal of becoming a professional wrestler isn’t easy as it appears.

This book has a great conversational tone, is well written, unfailingly honest, flows brilliantly, and has the insightful voice of someone who has traveled the difficult road to reach his own degree of success makes Pin Me, Pay Me! an eye-opening account that readers will find difficult to put down until the final page…and then read a second time in case something was missed!

Whether or not you’re a wrestling fan, Pin Me, Pay Me! is a fine example of how autobiographies should be written, and a definite book not to be missed.


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