book reviews

WWE The Ultimate Poster Collection Review

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Insight Editions released their latest poster book last month, and this time it was a collection of WWE pay-per-view posters in a book dubbed “The Ultimate WWE Poster Collection.” Back in November, I reviewed my first Insight Editions poster book (Destiny) and came away impressed with it. This WWE one is really no exception. If [...]

The Art of Destiny Review

December 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Insight Editions and Bungie released The Art of Destiny earlier this month for a suggested retail price of $45, but you can get it on Amazon for under $30. It’s a 216 page hard cover measuring 1 x 11.5 x 10.2 inches, with good quality paper. As you would expect from Insight, it is a beautifully put together product. There’s a foreword [...]

30 Years of WrestleMania Review

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The WWE partnership with DK Publishing has resulted in some really great historical WWE books. There’s the two encyclopedia’s and the WWE 50 book. Now, there’s 30 Years of WrestleMania, which released on September 15th. Like its predecessors, 30 Years of WrestleMania is a beautiful and wonderfully put together hardcover book. If [...]

WWE 50 Review

April 14, 2014 // 2 Comments

If you’re a wrestling fan odds are you have both of the beautiful DK released WWE Encyclopedia’s. After all, they’re amazing books and an invaluable research tool for anyone who cares about the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. Chances are you’re also looking forward to the inevitable third update to the WWE [...]

DK Reader Level 2 – WWE John Cena Second Edition Review

April 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Over the past few years, WWE has gone PG and began targeting children as an audience and it’s a move that has been successful. While kids have always been wrestling fans regardless of the era, now more than ever we’re seeing more and more really young kids at WWE events. If you’re a parent of a young WWE fan, or you have a [...]

Life Itself Review

November 14, 2013 // 2 Comments

When Roger Ebert passed away last April the web saw an outpouring of tributes and well wishes normally reserved for the most beloved heads of state. Ebert’s final years were plagued with pain and peril, such as the advanced cancer that deformed his face, and took away his voice, thus ending his twenty-five plus year run of being a television [...]

The Power of Right Believing Review

October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

What you believe is powerful. If you can change what you believe, you can change your life! Many today are struggling to control their behaviors and actions because they don’t have control over their emotions and feelings. They don’t have control over their emotions and feelings because they don’t have control over their [...]

Amusing Ourselves to Death Review

June 2, 2013 // 4 Comments

I shall open this review with the original foreword to the late, great Neil Postman’s most famous and enduring work ‘Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business’ written and released way back in 1985. “We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang [...]

It’s Time – My 360° View of the UFC Review

May 12, 2013 // 3 Comments

I am a fan of UFC and MMA in general, but not as big a fan as I once was (and even back during the time when I was a big fan, I preferred PRIDE to UFC). Anyone who has ever watched a UFC fight knows who Bruce Buffer is; the charismatic ring announcer, half-brother to legendary wrestling and boxing announcer Michael Buffer. What I didn’t know was [...]

Last Train To Memphis & Careless Love (Box Set) Review

May 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

In Peter Guralnick’s 1994 book ‘Last Train to Memphis’ (The Rise of Elvis Presley) and his 1999 follow up ‘Careless Love’ (The Unmaking of Elvis Presley) a post mortem rescue mission is attempted on the humanity of one Elvis Aaron Presley. Elvis Presley died a full twelve years before this writer was even born, and so I and many others [...]