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He's wrestled under many names, "Stunning" Steve Austin, The Ringmaster, he even wrestled for a time under his own name, Steve Williams. But to fans he is and will always be Stone Cold Steve Austin. His quick wit and colorful use of language combined with his everyman character captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

Steve grew up in a small town in Texas. Always a fan of wrestling, Steve seized the chance to study it at a school in Dallas. His ability to take the bumps and hard falls required by his new profession, and his never-say-die attitude, connected him with the fans and his fellow wrestlers. His capricious firing by the WCW, World Championship Wrestling, lead to his being hired by World Wrestling Entertainment.

However, it was Steve's own ability inside the ring and his quick-witted responses that lead to his becoming one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time. It seemed nothing could stop the Texas Rattlesnake, except himself. In 2001 Steve's life seemed to spiral out of control and he walked away from it all. Now, with his triumphal return to the world of professional wrestling, he is finally ready to tell his story, his, way.

The Stone Cold Truth is an unvarnished take on his life, his loves, and his days as a wrestler told in a way that only he could, and you know it's the truth "'cause Stone Cold says so!"

©2003 World Wrestling Entertainment (P)2003 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Decent, but too short

If this was the unabridged version, I definitely would have given it five stars easily.

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Greatness

loved it. he was so genuine and real. amazing read by an amazing wrestler definitely.

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Great Read

Short Simple and to the point. Just like Stone Cold. He told a few personal stories. And us know exactly how he feels about certain things and people in the wrestling business.

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Good overview of Steves career

The performances are fine. The story is a little light. You can get all of this and more in his podcast but you would have to sift through hundreds of hours of audio to do so. If you know wrestling "theory" and you listen to Steves podcast this will be a repeat mostly for you. About 5-10% of the story is new material for me. If you want to spend a couple of hours to relive the attitude era with the toughest SOB in wrestling, it's a fun ride.

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  • peter sem
  • Lowell, MA, United States
  • 05-10-17

The Toughest S.O.B in the ring but not the books

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Steve Austin?

I know this is a little too late but I have to say if he does make a new one on his own and of course. Steve Austin is a master of his mic.

What other book might you compare The Stone Cold Truth to and why?

Just like Roman Rain Mic skill in the ring, its heavy scripted and not themselves.

What about Steve Austin’s performance did you like?

Steve did amazing reading what was given to him. I wish it was more of him than WWE.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Stone Cold Truth?

The Book and let Steve DO his magic without no one telling him what to say or read

Any additional comments?

Does not do Steve Austin Justice..

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huge stone cold fan and this has some great facts

this was not long but it has some great insight on his career as well as facts I did not know.

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great book but I agree it couldve had more

i read the reviews and after I read the book I completely agree there couldve been more...he couldve talked more about WCW and Hogans arrival, more about the backstage politics, etc..

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Di Mannn

Would you consider the audio edition of The Stone Cold Truth to be better than the print version?

yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stone Cold. One of my favorite wrestler of all times. My favorite wrestler is THE ROCK

Any additional comments?

I am big fan of Stone Cold and I love this short book

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Steve offers more for Stone Cold fans

For those who grew up watching stone cold in the ring, this was fun and entertaining to read and listen to. Steve does an excellent job reading with tons of emotion and gives a genuine feel in his explanations. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loved wrestling in the 90s

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WHAT?

Out of all the Pro Wrestling Autobiographies that I have read and listened to this one is my absolute favorite to date! Having Steve Austin and Jim Ross as narrators makes it that much better!