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From beloved WWE champion AJ Mendez Brooks comes a raw and inspirational memoir about how her greatest weakness became the very means for her success, in the ring and in life.

Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Brooks is a powerhouse - strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn't always the case. Growing up, AJ was a quiet girl trying to act "normal" when she felt anything but. As her family struggled with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games, inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn't until she discovered the WWE that she learned superheroes could be real.

Determined to become the superhero she'd always needed, AJ trained and sacrificed for years to finally achieve her dream. Yet she quickly faced industry pressure to play the role of the damsel in distress and dress more provocatively to cater to male fans. But she fought back and created an ass-kicking alter ego that was a genuine representation of herself: nerdy, enthusiastic, and a little bit crazy.

With humor and tremendous heart, AJ opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and gain control over her life. What most people view as a hardship, AJ embraced as inspiration for her superhero persona.

Charting her journey from a scrappy girl in an unstable home to empowered WWE champion, Crazy Is My Superpower is an unflinchingly honest and bravely confessional story about the long road to self-acceptance.

©2017 AJ Mendez Brooks (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Expected a wrestling book, got a lot more

Bought this thinking it was a wrestling book, it had maybe 4 chapters talking about her life in wrestling. Not a bad thing, this story turned out to be a success story of someone with a mental illness who overcame many obstacles in life.

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not what I expected

I was expecting a book about wrestling and life on the road... I ended up getting a story of one persons life long internal struggle and how they turned their negative life into one positive after another. this book came away inspiring me.

this book is about overcoming stereotypes and being who you are... if I ever have a daughter, I would want her to listen to this book.

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Excellent. So glad I listened.

Great book. Fascinating detail and brutally honest. What an amazing woman. I liked how she gave a full picture of the many obstacles in her life and an open assessment of how she tried to deal with each hurdle. She unflinchingly shows her mistakes as well as triumphs. A woman to relate to on every level.

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What a story!

Amazing life story of AJ growing up until her breakthrough in the WWE. Not as much dedicated to her relationship with Mr. Brooks or the time in the WWE as I expected/wanted but, still a triumphant story of determination and will.

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The best book ever!!!

This book will make you cry and laugh. I have never been happier to see my favorite superstar, idol, hero what ever you want to call her have her own book . Never know her entire life story now I do and respect the shit out of her even more !!!

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Great story indeed!

I loved everything about this book. I know everybody loves the story of an underdog but this one was special for me!

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Eye opening

AJ gave an insight to her life from child to now, and it made me realize that even the most successful people can habe a rough upbringing. This book made me laugh, cry, and also gave me a new outlook on life. I was devastated when the book was over, but it has easily become one of my favorites that I will go back to over and over again.

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Funny & Inspirational

Because super powers are for people of all ages, AJ makes me feel that it’s never too late to create a reality for your dreams — even for an old fart like me — make that an old SUPER fart like me!

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Best Memoir!

This is the best memoir I have read. I accidentally stumbled upon this book by accident when I was searching for another book with crazy in the title. I love memoirs and saw it got great reviews, so despite not being a wrestling fan, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! The author is so open, vulnerable, and entertaining. I was hooked. I could not stop listening. Many great lessons to learn from this book.

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Love her even more

Love that I could hear her story from her mouth was a better experience than reading off the page myself.