↠ Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom ↠ Ben Peller, Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom, Ben Peller, 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 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 ↠ Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom ↠ Ben Peller - 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
↠ Strange Love: How Pro Wrestling Taught Me to Relax and Love My Mom ↠ Ben Peller - 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
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 you re l [...]
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 di [...]
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 about himself Very surprising and tender look not only at the art of pro wrestling but also the art of being human.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of his books Hopefully they measure up to this one Great job, Peller Great price, too.
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
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
I liked this Kindle story even better than Peller s Living the Gimmick Not to mention that at 99 cents it was a lot 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
A bit bizarre but ultimately triumphant tale about a young man s relationship with his bipolar mother.
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.
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An awesome work And for 99 cents Great bargain If you dig Foley s and Jericho s stuff, you ll definitely enjoy this ride.