WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal is a â€œgreat read (whether youâ€™re a wrestling fan or not),â€ providing â€œa brutally honest look at some of wrestlingâ€™s darkest moments,â€ says a review at the popular wrestling website WorldWrestlingInsanity.com.
Calling author Irvin Muchnick â€œa true wordsmith,â€ reviewer Mike Rickard II adds that WRESTLING BABYLON provides â€œa keen analysis of the evolution of professional wrestling and the much ballyhooed â€˜dumbing down of Americaâ€™â€ and draws deft parallels between the spread of performance-enhancing drugs in wrestling and that in major league sports.
The full article can be viewed at http://www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com/am2/publish/Rickard/RickardBabylon.shtml.
Muchnick will be a guest on â€œWrestling Observer Live,â€ the popular Sunday evening radio show hosted by Wrestling Observer publisher Dave Meltzer, on June 10. The show airs from 5-7 p.m. Pacific time (8-10 p.m. Eastern time). Check http://www.sportsbyline.com/affil.htm for your local Sports Byline USA network affiliate, or listen to the streaming audio at http://wrestlingobserver.com.
Muchnick is scheduled for book signings in St. Louis on Thursday, June 21 (Pro Wrestling Shirt Shop, South County Mall, 7 p.m.) and Friday, June 22 (Borders Books, Sunset Hills Plaza, 7 p.m.). For a complete schedule of Muchnickâ€™s media appearances during his St. Louis tour, follow the WRESTLING BABYLON Blog, http://muchnick.net/babylon.
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WRESTLING BABYLON … from ECW Press
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WRESTLING BABYLON BLOG: http://muchnick.net/babylon