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Heart, determination, and triumph

This is the story of a boy who fell in love with wrestling before he was able to walk. Born with achondroplasia, a condition that causes disproportionate dwarfism, Dylan Postl had endured multiple surgeries by the age of 12. And yet, he held on to the dream that he would one day become a professional wrestler. Ignoring the naysayers and against doctors' recommendations, Postl began training in his teens, and he soon began appearing on local independent shows. Before he turned 20, he was signed by WWE to play the role of Irish grappler Finlay's feisty sidekick, Hornswoggle, and remained a fixture in the company for a full decade.

While most of Postl's adult life has been spent in the wild world of the wrestling industry, his is more than a story of a little person's journey through a world of giants; it's a memoir of elation and anguish, triumph and disappointment, and of how an endlessly positive outlook combined with the unwavering support of family and friends helped a long shot become a success in his industry and a loving, responsible father.

©2019 Dylan Postl (P)2019 Tantor

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Relatable and Inspiring

Being in the independent wrestling scene I listen/read all the books I can. I always respected Dylan as performer and loved his work on tv but after listening to this book he earned alot more respect as the person behind the character he portrayed as we shared some of the same experiences as a kid with our family dynamics. I recommend this book to everyone and definitely worth the time to listen/read.

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Terrific storytelling from a terrific performer

Loved the book always loved watching Dylan on WWE never realized how much of a hard childhood he had very Heart gripping and great story from a great wrestler

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Inspiring, Uplifting, and Entertaining

I very much enjoyed this book from start to finish. Yes I'm a wrestling fan, but I've also been a Principal/Superintendent for the past 15 years. Dylan's story is full of life-lessons.

Sincerely,

Jerry Travelstead

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Nothing *Short* of a Roller Coaster Ride

Mr. Postl does a great job at making the reader feel what it's like being an underdog in life and in the professional wrestling business. From being treated like a charity case in the eyes of family to making it to the big stage of World Wrestling Entertainment, readers get an inside look at life through Mr. Postl's words, descriptions, and interactions with WWE superstars. The "Short Stories" were especially entertaining because they bring a sense of humanity to Dylan that might otherwise be overshadowed by the "former WWE Superstar" Hornswoggle.

The "behind the scenes" information was very telling as well. I dare say that fans of WWE have never really thought about when they saw Hornswoggle at shows that the Dylan spent hours upon hours under the ring and sometimes was under the ring before they even entered the building. As a fan, reading that was MIND BLOWING, and it was just the kind of information I thought I might find in this title.

I enjoyed "Life is Short..." because it shows how Dylan wrestled with consistently being overlooked for matches, angles, or even taped segments once he was signed, and it's a testament how difficult it is to be utilized consistently once a performer has made it to the "big time." The last key takeaway from the book is the importance of strong friendships that turned into brotherhoods. Mr. Postl shows that despite being let go from WWE, the brotherhood he created with fellow superstar Curt Hawkins, and others led to a successful "life after WWE" where he continues to entertain fans from all walks of life on the independents.

"Life is Short and So am I" was an entertaining roller coaster ride, and I would highly recommend it.

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loved it!

this is a great LITTLE story from a great little dude. loved it from start to finish.

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Excellent story and I was entertained throughout.

This was a great book that I breezed through in just a few sessions. Dylan does an excellent job with the narrating and storytelling throughout. His honesty is what stands out most in this story in addition to his love for wrestling, and love for his son. I would highly recommend to any wrestling fan.

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Dylan did a great job narrating his book! Whether you're a fan of his or not this is definitely a story to give a listen to. Really enjoy Team Dad stories!

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A very honest look at a tough life

Swoggle is overly honest throughout this book as he cronicles his ups and downs. This is an easy read. You won’t want to put it down.

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Dylan is such an inspiration of how to get through tough times. He lets you know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and how to push through it. Great job Dylan!

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Great book

I Found it a very interesting and Entertaining & hilarious book well worth the time, and highly recommend

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  • 11-11-20

wow

wasn't sure what I was getting into at first as id only followed swoggle sporadically over the last few years and never watched WWE (other than the highlights on YouTube every so often) however after watching Dylan on impact wrestling recently and watching him behind the scenes in Ethan Page's V-Logs I decided to give this a go and it was such a great decision! Dylan was a great narrator throughout the entire book (although audio was sometimes a bit different I'm guessing due to breaks when reading?) it was a very interesting story and I found the most interesting parts were Dylan talking about his friends his form of dwarfism and most of all the stories about him and his son. I hated that I had to work and couldn't listen to this in one sitting but I guess 2 sittings is still okay. I never expected to be so satisfied from a book about a wrestler Id hardly seen (other than on TNA) and knew barely anything about. would totally recommend. if you choose to give this a go you won't be disappointed 😁

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  • Matthew Haggerty
  • 07-20-20

Great read. Dylan is a great Narrator

was a Great read. highly recommend. Dylan's voice was peaceful to listen too. Overall A Great Book.

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  • 05-22-20

Loved it. Swoggle Read Brilliantly Through Out.

Well Write and Read By Hornswoggle Anyone can take influence a Wrestling Fan or Not.

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  • Adam Bullivant
  • 02-03-20

The Best Wrestling Autobiography In A Long Time

Fantastically honest, funny and both heart breaking and heart warming. A must listen for any wrestling fan.