The squared circle : Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling.
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- ISBN: 9781482928884 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 9781482928884 (sound recording : OverDrive MP3 Audio Book)
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2013.
A breakthrough examination of professional wrestling—its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact—that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metalThe Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker's writing for both Deadspin, where he started the column "Dead Wrestler of the Week"—a feature on the many wrestling superstars who died too young because of the abuse they subjected their bodies to—and Grantland, where he covers the pro-wrestling world and its place in the pop culture mainstream. Shoemaker's sports writing has since struck a nerve with generations of wrestling fans who, like him, grew up worshiping a sport often derided as "fake" in the wider culture. To them, these professional wrestling superstars are not just heroes but an emotional outlet and the lens through which they learned to see the world.Starting in the early 1900s and exploring the path of pro wrestling in America through the present day, The Squared...
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