My Life Outside the Ring

My Life Outside the Ring

Title:My Life Outside the Ring
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312588892
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:310 pages

Hulk Hogan, born Terry Bollea, burst onto the professional wrestling scene in the late seventies and went on to become a world wrestling champion many times over. From humble beginnings, this giant of a man escaped a pre-ordained life of dock and construction work in Port Tampa, Florida, to become one of the most recognizable celebrities on the planet. He did it through sheer will, grit, determination, and a drive to always go over the top and do more than what others thought possible. From the outside, his story was one of a charmed life—he was at the top of his career, had a wonderful and loving family, and a lifelong fan base who worshipped him. Of course he had his up and downs—including hints of steroid abuse and his falling out with WWE and Vince McMahon—but it’s been the last two years that have tested Hogan more than any other in his lifetime.
In 2007, while riding the massive success of his VH1 reality show, Hogan Knows Best, his son Nick was involved in a tragic car accident that left his best friend in critical condition. Then Linda, his wife, left him after 23 years of marriage, his beloved daughter Brooke blamed
him for the breakup and his son went to jail. The tabloid media had a field day. When unflattering jailhouse conversations between him and his son were released to the press the tabloids were in a frenzy. The sudden turmoil and tragedy surrounding Hogan took its toll. He fell into a deep depression, seeing no way out, until one fate ful phone call.
In My Life Outside the Ring, Hogan will unabash edly recount these events, revealing how his new found clarity steadied him during the most difficult match of his life—and how he emerged from the battle feeling stronger than ever before.

I was right there leaning on the side of the car with my hands when I finally saw Nick—my only son—folded up like an accordion with his head down by the gas pedal. “Nick!” I yelled. I could see he was alive. He turned his head, he stuck his hand out, and gave me a thumbs-up. For a second I was relieved. Then the chaos set in. The noise of engines. Sirens. A saw. Para - medics pulling John from the passenger seat. So much blood. I can’t even describe to you how panicked I was. The police and firefighters surrounding us seemed panicked, too. The firefighters started cutting the side of the car open to try to get Nick out, and I’m still standing right there when I hear my boy screaming, “No, no, no, stop! Stop! You’re gonna cut my legs off. Dad! Just unbuckle the seatbelt. I can get out!” So I reach in and I push the button on his seat belt, and Nick just crawls right out. His wrist was broken. His ribs were cracked. None of that mattered. He was gonna be okay. But not John. John wasn’t moving.
—from MY LIFE OUTSIDE THE RING


    My Life Outside the Ring Reviews

  • Brandon

    I've been a wrestling fan my entire life. Well, almost as far back as I can remember anyway. I was 6 years old when I saw my first match - it was Hulk Hogan defending the World Wrestling Federation Ch...

  • Mike

    When I picked up this book I had grand expectations of hearing a lot of dirt about wrestlers I was a fan of when I was a kid, but it didn't happen. Don't get me wrong, there were some stories about Hu...

  • Alokmahajan

    While growing I was a big wrestling fan and played trump cards. I didn’t have a cable connection at that time in my home (around 1991-1999) . I was fan of this man in yellow shirt who had a cult fol...

  • Prashant

    Let me first say that wrestling is something that I hold dear. I have been a fan since I was 12 and I still watch it. When I came across this book I realized that it would be the first time that I'd b...

  • Gavin

    Okay, I know, it's Hulk Hogan's autobiography...but I really enjoyed it, brother. I got this as a christmas present from Jodie after she couldn't get me stop reading a Rolling Stone article about the ...

  • Randy

    Excellent. I never knew he had so much trouble in his personal life! Makes me grateful and thankful that my troubles are small compared to what the Hulkster went through....

  • Kevin Lake

    I grew up watching this guy, taking his advice; eating my vitamins, doing my exercises and saying my prayers. I have always been a huge fan, and am so even more now after Terry bared his sole in his b...

  • Nick

    My Life Outside The Ring was written by Hulk Hogan. This book is non-fiction and this is Hulk Hogan's second autobiography. It expresses the fascinating look at the private life of Hulk Hogan. The boo...

  • Jamie

    I have a confession to make....I'm a wrestling fan....There I said it. Honestly, when I picked this book up I didn't really know what to expect from it. I'm glad I picked it up though...I really liked...

  • Zach Koenig

    As a young child, I was a Hulkamaniac through and through. As such, I've always been a bit fascinated to this day about the exploits of my childhood hero. After all the trouble that the Hogan family h...