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    Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment (Paperback) By (author) Shaun Assael, By (author) Mike Mooneyham

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    DescriptionFrom the cable television ratings to the bestseller lists, professional wrestling is red-hot. How it got that way is not a pretty picture, but it's one that is painted in more detail that ever before in this New York Times bestseller, an in-depth, journalistic look at the world of wrestling.

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    Sex, Lies, and Headlocks
    The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shaun Assael, By (author) Mike Mooneyham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400051434
    ISBN 10: 1400051436

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Approval Code: A09303044
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    B&T Approval Code: A09150000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO053000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24470
    DC22: 796.812/092
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    LC classification: GV1196.M43 A88 2004
    Edition statement
    Crown Publishing Group
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    Publication date
    24 February 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Shaun Assael, a senior writer for "ESPN: The Magazine," is the author of Wide Open: Days and Nights on the NASCAR Tour. Mike Mooneyham, an editor with the "Charleston Post and Courier," pens the longest-running wrestling column in the country. "From the Hardcover edition."
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    "Current fans and recovering Hulkamaniacs alike should find [Sex, Lies, and Headlocks] as gripping as the Camel Clutch." --"Maxim Sex, Lies, and Headlocks is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing, scandals, and high-stakes gambles that have made wrestling an enduring television phenomenon. The man behind it all is Vince McMahon, a ruthless and entertaining visionary whose professional antics make some of the flamboyant characters in the ring look tame by comparison. Throughout the book, the authors trace McMahon's rise to power and examine the appeal of the industry's biggest stars--including Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Gorgeous George, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, and, most recently, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. In doing so, they show us that while WWE stock is traded to the public on Wall Street, wrestling remains a shadowy world guided by a century-old code that stresses secrecy and loyalty. With a new afterword, this is the definitive book about the history of pro wrestling. "Reading this excellent behind-the-scenes look at wrestling promoter McMahon . . . is almost as entertaining and shocking as watching the most extreme antics of McMahon's comic-book style creations such as Steve Austin and The Rock." --"Publishers Weekly "A quintessentially American success story of a cocky opportunist defying the odds and hitting it big . . . Sparkling cultural history from an author wise enough to let the facts and personalities speak for themselves."--"Kirkus Reviews