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    Booker T. Huffman

ISBN: 9781605424682
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Booker T: From Prison To Promise

by: Booker T. Huffman

With Andrew William Wright

Booker T is a 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee!

As a six-time world champion, General Manager of Smackdown, a former TV commentator, holder of over thirty-five major titles in WWE, WCW, and TNA, and a Hall of Fame superstar, Booker T. Huffman knows what it means to fight. He learned long before he entered the ring, when daily survival was a fierce battle.

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Booker T. Huffman is the current color commentator for WWE Monday Night Raw, a 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, former General Manager of SmackDown, and a former trainer for the hugely popular reality series WWE Tough Enough. He holds thirty-five major professional titles within WWE, WCW, and TNA. Booker also operates his own wrestling school, Reality of Wrestling (ROW), with his brother Stevie Ray, striving to help students ages thirteen and up to achieve their dreams. His nonprofit organization, Booker T. Fights For Kids Foundation, has supported many outreach endeavors, such as the patient-focused campaign of the National Marrow Donor Program®, overseas visits to US troops, and considerable financial commitments to displaced Katrina victims. Booker T and his wife, Sharmell, reside in Houston with their young twins. Contact Andrew at andrew.author@gmail.com.
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Booker T is a 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee!

As a six-time world champion, General Manager of Smackdown, a former TV commentator, holder of over thirty-five major titles in WWE, WCW, and TNA, and a Hall of Fame superstar, Booker T. Huffman knows what it means to fight. He learned long before he entered the ring, when daily survival was a fierce battle.

Booker T: From Prison to Promise details Huffman’s struggles from his youngest years. Losing his father at only ten months and his mother at only thirteen years old, Booker was forced along with his seven siblings to navigate life alone. Wrestling with hunger, poverty, and criminal influences, he struggled to survive in urban Houston and soon spiraled out of control, gravitating toward gang life and ultimately landing in prison.

Finally confronting himself while incarcerated, Booker made a promise to rise above crime and hopelessness to accomplish greater things and become an agent of change in his community. From anonymity to stardom, from rags to riches, Booker T takes us on his journey From Prison to Promise . . . Now can you dig that, SUCKA?

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ISBN: 9781605424682
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2012
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“Booker’s story is incredible. You’ve heard the term ‘from rags to riches’? Booker had less than rags. . . .” ~ Doug Cataldo, Cardboard Connection Radio (July 8, 2012)

Booker T’s autobiography, From Prison to Promise, is a hell of a book, a noir true-life classic to put on a shelf next to Iceberg Slim. Booker T casts an honest, clear eye on the life of a kid who grows into a criminal, one who learns his lessons from a family and community of hustlers, dealers, pimps, prostitutes, thieves, and killers. He tells it straight, without excuse, how he figured it as he took every criminal step, and there are more of these kids and young men now than most of us would like to think about. Unlike Slim’s books, it’s no celebration of selfishness. Booker T knows exactly what he was. ~ Bruce Mitchell, PW Torch

" Booker's T journey is not only a testament to someone's will for a better life, but an inspiring story that shows you can overcome anything with the will to be better than you were." ~ Justin, OtakusandGeeks.com

“There will be times where a shiver runs down your spine, reading how fine a line he walked and lived; you will weep along with him as he recounts how death has affected him, from his parents to a girlfriend who commits suicide; there will also be times when you share in his elation, such as when he is paroled, or when he does his first spinaroonie.” ~Greg Oliver, SLAM! Wrestling

“Most of the current crop of wrestlers’ biographies tell funny anecdotes of road stories or fond reminisces of allegedly sold-out, jammed-to-the-rafters crowds. Some even scratch the surface of the wrestlers’ private lives. In Booker T: From Prison to Promise, life before the squared circle, the first volume of Booker T Huffman’s biography, you will read the most intimate details of the early life of one of the most famous American wrestlers of this generation. Say this for Booker T: he does not hold anything back in this book. ~Robert Weir, WrestlingFigs.com

“An uplifting story of setting one’s life straight, Booker T: From Prison to Promise is well worth considering for fans of Booker’s work and of memoirs about going straight.” ~Midwest Book Reviews

“The book is refreshingly honest and a raw tale of how one man overcame quite a bit of adversity, some of which was bad luck and some of which was self-induced, to become a success.” ~ Joe Lanza, Voices of Wrestling