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ECW Press Fall 2019 Trade

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Aug 20, 2019 On Sale Date: Sep 10, 2019 Carton Quantity: 36 $24.95 CAD
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    Distributor: BTPS Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Aug 20, 2019 On Sale Date: Sep 10, 2019 Carton Quantity: 36 $19.95 USD
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Life Is Short and So Am I
My Life Inside, Outside, and Under the Wrestling Ring
By (author): Dylan Postl With: Ross Owen Williams With: Ian Douglass

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770414846

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Sep 10, 2019
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.73 in | 1.04 lb

Page Count:

304 pages

Illustrations:

15 15 photographs, colourHalftones, color, 21 21 photographs, black and whiteHalftones, black and white
ECW Press
SPORTS & RECREATION / Wrestling
Biography: sport|Memoirs|Wrestling
  • Short Description
Long-time wrestler Dylan Postl opens up about the challenges of making it in the wrestling industry while living with achondroplasia. Informed by over a decade in the ring, Postl’s stories include many popular and beloved WWE superstars.

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.

Short Description

Long-time wrestler Dylan Postl opens up about the challenges of making it in the wrestling industry while living with achondroplasia. Informed by over a decade in the ring, Postl’s stories include many popular and beloved WWE superstars.

Sales and Market Bullets


  • Dylan Postl has 616K followers across social channels.

  • Postl is one of the most recognizable figures in wrestling: he wrestled for WWE for over a decade and now wrestles for a number of independent promotions worldwide.

  • Postle has been an active wrestler since 2006.

  • Author Dylan Postl brings a unique and authoritative perspective to the challenges that come from making a career in professional wrestling while living with dwarfism and this book will appeal to those who live with dwarfism (an estimated 90K people worldwide).

Audience


  • Fans of Dylan Postl (Twitter: 616K).

  • WWE Fans (Twitter: 10.3M | Instagram: 16.2M | Facebook: 39M | YouTube: 38M).

  • Those who live with dwarfism (30K in the U.S. and 60K worldwide).

  • Readers of ECW’s wrestling titles.

Dylan Postl is a promoter and wrestler who spent a decade working for WWE. He currently wrestles for a number of independent promotions worldwide and runs the Wisconsin-based company All-Star Championship Wrestling. He lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Ross Owen Williams is a business consultant, actor, and writer whose work includes multi-award-winning feature film Winter Ridge and books The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story and Self Help: Life Lessons from the Bizarre Wrestling Career of Al Snow. Ross lives in Somerset, England

“This is a definite thumbs up for anyone interested in a balanced and fair behind-the-scenes account of WWE over the past decade.” — Pro Wrestling Books blog

“This book is not just for wrestling fans; it is an inspiring tale of a fan who worked hard to get his dream, along with a behind the scenes of a family man, who did not see himself as different among society's norms. This is a tale that anyone who feels left out, or feels whatever holds them back, can be inspired by.” — Lance Writes blog

“I found myself just as captivated by Postl's complicated relationship with his father and mother . . . Then of course, there's the wrestling . . . It's fascinating to read.” — PW Torch

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