The Rock’s Dad Tells His Story – With An Introduction From The Rock. If you’re a fan of professional wrestling, you need to read this book. If you’re a fan of memoirs generally, you need to read this book. If you’re just a fan of good, you need to read this book. No, this book won’t educate you on any particular issue of great national or international importance. But it will tell you the story of one man’s journey from being the grandson of a slave to being a Champion level professional wrestler across numerous territories and even in the early era of the now WWE’s rise to dominance in the industry. The men Johnson interacted with and counted as friends are almost a Who’s Who of legendary professional wrestlers and body builders, and he tells the stories of most of them. And yes, he even spends one chapter directly speaking of his son and his accomplishments before, during, and after WWE. Truly a remarkable tale, and absolutely very much recommended – even if you know nothing at all of professional wrestling and only know Rocky as Dwayne’s Dad.
This review of Soulman by Rocky Johnson was originally written on July 20, 2019.