Not long ago, I read Controversy Creates Cash
, by Eric Bischoff. He's a former pro-wrestling executive. Or maybe he's a current one--I don't really follow the business. But I think it's kinda fascinating, and this is probably the fifth or sixth book about pro wrestling that I've read. More than any of the others, it reads like a business memoir. The business memoir is a little bit more interesting than the athlete/entertainer memoir, a style that most pro-wrestling books hew to pretty closely. But it's not as interesting as a muckraking expose, which is what I'm really looking for, or a sleazy tell-all, which would be the next best thing.
's favorite teevee show is The Wire
'Zane has transformed her erotic tales into a cult of personality conglomerate that would make NBA superstars jealous.'
--blurb on the new Zane book, Succulent
(which, by the way, totally bit its cover from an Ohio Players
album (or, like, all the Ohio Players albums)), attributed to 'Uptown
Is the bandwagon
approach the kind of pitch that makes people want to buy a book? Is that even a compliment?
Okay, this might sound a little weird, but did you recommend that movie The Prestige
to me? Somebody did, but I can't remember who.