• Crazy Is My Superpower

  • How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules
  • By: AJ Mendez
  • Narrated by: AJ Mendez
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-04-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars (646 ratings)

Regular price: $28.00

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Publisher's Summary

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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A Journey Worth Your Time & Emotions

Did I love this book? you bet your ass I did lol. Ok I think AJ may gotten me a lil too hyped up with the amount heart & astounding story telling she used in this book 😅. I used the word journey in my headline of this review cuz it felt like AJ took me on many of time. Some I could relate too like seeing your parents fight a lot & getting yelled at

But I loved learning how she used her hardships to become a strong woman. As a guy who myself can be a little sensitive & shy to how certain people are; I felt like AJ had great advice for how to deal with the struggles.

She made her own path in life; & she is a big part of why women have gotten more respect in a wwe ring. Lastly I took a chance with the audio book & I must say it was the most enjoyable experience ever! I think AJ Mendez is a exceptional Narrator & I truly hope she does more books where she reads them out loud on this platform. Please tell her this for me. I'll gladly be buying her next book 💖 I give this one an A+💯

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I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

at first I was worried it would be a bunch of silly childhood stories but I quickly realized AJ shares every nitty gritty detail of her life. her story is inspiring and her personality is infectious! what a badass, nerdy, gorgeous, superhero! so glad she narrated this herself too

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Storytelling is amazing!

Being recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, I was able to relate to her story. I also absolutely love her storytelling abilities. AJ is amazing!

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Fantastic, Heartbreaking, Heartwarming

I loved this book! AJ’s narration was fantastic, the story of her life, her struggles, and how she’s continued to triumph and adapt made me feel all the feels and connect with the side of myself I tend to hide from the outside world. It’s made me want to go after my dreams and attack my writing after taking such a long time being consumed by work.

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Excellent

I read the book but this is a completely new experience with the same words... having the author narrate their own book is awesome