Luck O’ The Irish. It is … interesting… to read a memoir from someone just months older than my middle brother, as one typically expects a wrestling memoir to be written from someone a bit older (or maybe it just seems I’m getting old – Dwayne Johnson’s and Chris Jericho’s first books had to have come out around a similar age, 20 yrs ago). But Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl has lived more and done more than most of us outside of the wrestling world will ever do, and this is his tale. From growing up in small town Wisconsin with an addict for a mother to being part of some of WWE’s most legendary moments with two different McMahons, this is the story of the past and future of WWE’s wee Irishman. Strong memoir, both from a wrestling perspective and not, this is one everyone will enjoy but WWE fans of the last decade or so in particular will have many fond memories of. Truly excellent work from someone The Rock once thought was a Make a Wish Kid. (Read the book, you’ll get it. 😉 ) Very much recommended.
This review of Life Is Short And So Am I by Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl was originally written on September 13, 2019.
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.