Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom

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Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom

Strange Love How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom This is one of the many intriguing tales of Shawn Michals NOT to be confused with WWE s Heartbreak Kid a young fatherless man from the Midwest who moves to Los Angeles after his mother commits suici

  • Title: Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom
  • Author: Ben Peller
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  • Page: 281
  • Format: ebook
  • This is one of the many intriguing tales of Shawn Michals NOT to be confused with WWE s Heartbreak Kid , a young fatherless man from the Midwest who moves to Los Angeles after his mother commits suicide Driven by a quest to follow in the steps of those men who have served as his father figures, uncertain if he s finding his mind or losing it, Shawn enters the world of prThis is one of the many intriguing tales of Shawn Michals NOT to be confused with WWE s Heartbreak Kid , a young fatherless man from the Midwest who moves to Los Angeles after his mother commits suicide Driven by a quest to follow in the steps of those men who have served as his father figures, uncertain if he s finding his mind or losing it, Shawn enters the world of professional wrestling and the many identities it has to offer This story lays bare Shawn s loss, his quest and self discovery amidst the chaotic world of professional wrestling Many people may look at Los Angeles as a place of shallow dreams, just as many may thumb their nose at pro wrestling But Shawn s journey reveals otherwise The art form that is professional wrestling, along with the backdrop of Los Angeles, is an invitation for all to confront, laugh, cry, and to finally accept with gratitude this crazy ride called life.

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    1. Amy Gardner on said:

      Found this gem in "To Live and Drink In L.A." Had to single it out because not only is it an amazing coming of age story, but it's a great look inside the world of professional wrestling. Ben Peller once again proves that pro wrestling is a world that, though a bit bizarre, houses the potential for growth and learning about one's self. Also, this tale deals with manic-depression, a condition which one of my cousins has. Personally, I'd recommend the entire book "To Live and Drink In L.A." But if [...]

    2. Jill on said:

      This is a surprising story that searches the depths of a complex and dysfunctional mother-son relationship. Being born to a bipolar mother whose erratic behaviors caused a life filled with instability, some may choose the theraputic route to work out abuse issues. But the protagonist, Shawn Michals, both summons and extrudes his pain through the art of professional wrestling. Through brute physical force and seeking the father figure he never had in his wrestling heroes, Shawn is finally able to [...]

    3. David Goal on said:

      This being Wrestlemania season, had to reread some "pro wrestling" books. This one ranks amongst the highest. It's a 99 cent Kindle about a young man who becomes a pro wrestler to escape the memories of growing up with a bipolar mother who commits suicide when he's a teenager. As he moves up the ranks (in an admittedly very quick fashion) he learns a lot about "the business" but even more about himself. Very surprising and tender look not only at the art of pro wrestling but also the art of bein [...]

    4. Carly C on said:

      I'm not usually one for 99 cent downloads, but being that I enjoyed the author's first book about pro wrestling, "Living the Gimmick," I figured why not. It was AMAZING. Not just about pro wrestling, but about bipolar familial relations. It's like Faulkner in the world of professional wrestling. Peller's a fantastic writer. Definitely worth reading. Now I've got to download "To Live and Drink In L.A." Keep 'em coming, Ben Peller.

    5. Erika on said:

      Pro wrestling? I was skeptical, but Ben Peller has managed to weave a wonderfully touching tale. Many people (myself included) don't care for "pro wrasslin'," but this story takes us inside of a young man who's dealing with the serious conditions of abuse and his bipolar mother's suicide, and doing so in a very unique world. Definitely worth reading. And yes, I'm going to get his "To Live and Drink In L.A." If the stories in that book are as good as this, I'm sure it will be enjoyable.

    6. Christie V on said:

      This is one of the best stories in Peller's "To Live and Drink In L.A." I'm not necessarily a huge pro wrestling fan, but you don't have to be to enjoy this story of a young man's struggle with himself after his mentally unstable mother commits suicide. Not to get too personal, but I could definitely relate. Peller nails the conflicting and vibrant feelings that can assault one when a parent does the unthinkable.

    7. Tracy B on said:

      Had to point this out as a great story about manic-depression, suicide, and other fun topics such as professional wrestling. Seriously, Ben Peller does a wonderful job in molding the bizarre world of wrestling with the incomprehnsible idea of one taking their own life. Equal parts laughter and sadness. Would recommend the full book of "To Live and Drink In L.A" but if you've got 99 cents and want a teaser, this is definitely worth it.

    8. Megan Anderson on said:

      Discovered this gem within the novel "To Live and Drink In L.A." (which is also a pretty darn good book). My father was bipolar, and this story involves a young man dealing with his mother's suicide. He delves into the world of professional wrestling and in the end is forced to confront the conflicting feelings he has about his relationship with both himself and his deceased mother. Uplifting, funny, and always poignant, this is DEFINITELY a great 99 cent Kindle read.

    9. Vicki Teener on said:

      I first discovered this story in the novel "To Live and Drink In L.A." I've never watched pro wrestling, but I wanted to review this because I can relate to having manic-depression run in a family. Definitely worth reading! (As well as "To Live and Drink In L.A." is but that review comes later). :)

    10. Courtney R on said:

      As someone who's been through an ordeal with a bipolar parent, this story spoke to me. Not a huge pro wrestling fan, but Peller incorporates it brilliantly. A touching work. And only 99 cents? Now I have to download the entire book "To Live and Drink In L.A." Hope the other stories match up to this one.

    11. Julia on said:

      This was definitely the best part of "To Live and Drink In L.A." I thought the entire book was good overall, but I absolutely loved this story. Coming from a family where manic-depression definitely runs rampant, I could totally relate. Bless you, Mr. Peller, for using art as a way to deal with traumatic experiences. Even if readers don't want to get the full book, I still recommend this story.

    12. Carlos on said:

      With due respect to other pro wrestling authors, this has got to be arguably the best professional wrestling story I've ever read. Though some of it is obviously fiction, this guy writes from the gut. I'd very much like to meet him. Am going to pick up more of his books. Hopefully they measure up to this one Great job, Peller. (Great price, too).

    13. Lucy Newton on said:

      A very gripping tale set in worlds, one of which I know a lot about: a manic-depressive relative, and one I know almost nothing about: pro wrestling. This Kindle was recommended to me by a friend, and it was worth WAY MORE than the 99 cents it cost. An amazing story. I'm now on to Ben Peller's other work. Onward!

    14. Sheena E on said:

      Yes, I'm a pro wrestling fan who also LOVES to read. A friend of mine turned me on to this Kindle book. 99 cents. Why not? It turned out to be GREAT! A great look inside not only the world of pro wrestling but a young person's dealing with the stress of growing up with a manic-depressive parent. Kind of like a "White Oleander" set in the world of pro wrestling. Unique and a great read!

    15. Jake W on said:

      I liked this Kindle story even better than Peller's "Living the Gimmick." (Not to mention that at 99 cents it was a lot more affordable). It goes deep into the story of a young man whose bipolar mother commits suicide, and his search to find solace in the world of professional wrestling. Parts of it may be fictional, but the emotions ring true.

    16. Jenny S on said:

      Being that tomorrow's Mothers Day, I wanted to do a shout out for this story. It's one of the best in "To Live and Drink In L.A" and is intense, tragic, and funny. Deals with manic-depression, suicide, and also the crazy world of pro wrestling. Peller manages to pull it off and writes a very gripping tale.

    17. Gordon Williams on said:

      Loved this story. My mom was bipolar, so I feel a sense of this young man's journey. Pretty brilliant. That it was part of "To Live and Drink In L.A." surrounded by so many other awesome stories only enhances its meaning.

    18. Cheryl on said:

      Great price for a TERRIFIC book! I'm a huge pro wrestling fan, and after reading Peller's "Living the Gimmick," I couldn't resist this one for 99 cents. I was very impressed - it was even better than "Gimmick."

    19. Cathy Kelley on said:

      A brilliant work about a young man and his relationship with himself, his manic-depressive mother, and a totally crazy "sport." I loved it (and I'm definitely not a pro wrestling fan). Can't wait to read "To Live and Drink In L.A."

    20. Brenda Freed on said:

      This story is great, touching, and funny. It's just one piece in the puzzle that is "To Live and Drink In L.A." And all who have grappled with manic-depression or had loved ones who have, will definitely appreciate this work.

    21. Wendy J on said:

      This book captures a young man's struggle with his mother's manic-depression with both style and humor. As someone who's dealt with a parent's mental illness, I was blown away by the way he was able to turn a trial into a triumph.

    22. Deborah on said:

      My brother turned me on to pro wrestling when I was young, and I've always been fascinated by its craziness and its characters. This story is the best "fictional" account of this "fictional" world I've ever read.

    23. Crystal on said:

      This was a wonderful and powerful read. As both a pro wrestling fan and someone who has tiptoed around the chaos mental illness has wrought on my family, I found this 99 cent Kindle a beautiful work. Kudos to the author!

    24. Bea T on said:

      As someone who has had experience with relatives dealing with manic-depression, this story really hit home. Ben Peller deals with a very hard topic with humor and grace. Not to mention he actually managed to make professional wrestling seem intriguing. :)

    25. Kristi on said:

      Had to give a shout out to this one. a great coming of age/young adult/sports story about a young man grappling with not only opponents in the ring but within himself. A wonderful (and inexpensive) read!

    26. Jake Daniels on said:

      An AMAZING tale that involves both wrestling and human frailty. This guy can write. Whether or not you're a pro wrestling fan, this is definitely worth a read. Especially at only 99 cents. "To Live and Drink In L.A" here I come!

    27. Tina West on said:

      A bit bizarre but ultimately triumphant tale about a young man's relationship with his bipolar mother.

    28. Felicity on said:

      This was the most intense story from "To Live and Drink In L.A." Shawn Michals is an only child grappling with something no one should have to: the suicide of a parent. Told with humor and force.

    29. Jim D on said:

      An awesome work. And for 99 cents?! Great bargain. If you dig Foley's and Jericho's stuff, you'll definitely enjoy this ride.

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