"Woo. . ..Mercy Daddy! Welcome to my world." This autobiography is a must read for true wrestling fans. Come read of a man who rose from humble Tennessee beginnings to legendary international superstardom in professional wrestling. One of a select few WWE Hall of Famers. Before Hulk Hogan, before Ric Flair, before The Rock there was "Handsome" Jimmy Valiant. Indulge yourself in his intriguing tales of the dark side of professional wrestling. Read about one of the most charismatic true wrestling icons to ever climb into a ring. . .. none other than the Boy from New York City. Get an intimate glimpse at Valiant's personal life and his relationships with other wrestlers, friends, family and fans. Handsome Jimmy was a classic villain during the sixties and seventies and was one of wrestling's top box office draws. In the eighties and nineties he reinvented himself to become the ultimate crowd pleaser. Watch his transformation from Handsome Jimmy to the Boogie Woogie Man and the carnage left behind from the wild bloody brawls. Jimmy Valiant was perhaps the most colorful bad-good guy character in mat history, influencing the likes of "Superstar" Billy Graham, Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Diamond Dallas Page, plus, many more. He is a worldwide celebrity and one of the most famous and beloved entertainers in wrestling history. He has captured the hearts of wrestlers and fans alike, which may be his greatest achievement. Jimmy Valiant made an imprint on the world of professional wrestling unequaled to any other. One thing that you can say about this kind, generous, loving and awesome man is "If you become a friend of Jimmy Valiant you become a friend for life." That statement alone says so much about his character. The Jimmy Valiant experience was forty- years in the making and will motivate and encourage you. It takes examples of his personal and professional life and shows how to stay positive through the bad and often challenging times. Jimmy has done things his way throughout his forty-year career in the wrestling business by being a little different from the rest. He stood out and thrilled fans from all walks of life. Believe me, this book is a movie in the making. "Would I do it all over again? What do you think? I loved every second of it. The business was good to me. It was more than I could've ever imagined."
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