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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (502 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hulk Hogan, Michael Jan Friedman Narrator: Hulk Hogan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN: 9780743562188
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You think you know

Hollywood Hulk Hogan™?

Brother, you don't know squat about me.

Yeah, I'm the towering red-and-yellow warrior who revolutionized the wrestling business, the larger-than-life superhero who transformed an entire country into a horde of Hulkamaniacs™. I'm the guy who spit blood and breathed fire to help create an empire called World Wrestling Entertainment™.

But it wasn't always like that. Once I was a fat kid named Terry Bollea watching legends like Dusty Rhodes and Superstar Billy Graham, never dreaming I'd be a professional wrestler myself one day.

Find out what makes me cry like a baby and what makes my blood boil. Then tell me you know the man called Hollywood Hulk Hogan™.

Join the Babe Ruth of wrestling on a gritty, no-holds-barred odyssey from his start in the barbaric wrestling arenas of the seventies through the humiliation of his involvement in federal steroid-abuse trials to the achievement of his greatest triumph yet.

Along the way, lock up with the likes of Mr. T, Ted Turner, The Rock®...and of course, Vince McMahon™, head of World Wrestling Entertainment™. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the rough-and-tumble world of wrestling, superstars come and go, but Hollywood Hulk Hogan has been a fan favorite ever since his 1978 World Wrestling Federation debut. Good guy or villain, the Hulkster has captured the imagination of audiences from Boise to Beirut for more than two decades.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

  • “If the career of any single individual could serve as a microcosm of the changes in the ‘sport’ of wrestling over the past forty years…Hogan covers all the key moments in his long career…To their credit, Hogan and co-writer Friedman do provide some glimpses of the often seedy world of ‘professional’ wrestling…An appealing read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It’s the plain truth, brother—Hollywood Hulk Hogan went from a fat, wrestling-obsessed schoolboy to a wealthy, wrestling-obsessed grown man. And it’s as plain as back surgery after a body slam that Hulkamania has made its mark on wrestling history. Hulk and his producers seem to have had younger listeners in mind in this breathless telling of Terry Bollea’s life as truly foul language and explicit details of violence are skimmed over. Hogan does cop to the entertainment aspect of the matches, after learning the hard, bone-breaking way of the tough gyms. But brother, if you’ve ever wanted to hear a fun, sanitized view of the wrestling world, give the Hulkster a listen.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Y | 2/18/2014

    " In this story Hollywood Hulk Hogan you learn about the famous wrestler Hulk Hogan. In the beginning he tells you about his older brother. He tells you how he was always in fights,and how his dad was a very hard working man. Then he goes into how overweight he was. Then he he see the awesome thing on t.v. now as wrestling.After that he says he stopped watching it in high school. Then he found a band to play in he became pretty rich.HE was able to buy to cars brand new,but no girl wanted to date him.But then he went and saw a wrestling show that came to town,right away that is what he wanted to do. So a couple days after he went and quit his band.He then wanted to get a trainer. the fist match he broke his leg.But he did not give up! He trained and became a tiny big hulk. then they saw him and got he in wrestling. He worked his way up the ladder of fame.Then they found out he was doing drugs. He stop wrestling and went to movies.When he was making a movie he saw Rick Flair and was convinced to go back to wrestling. Then he starts to fight. I am relating this story to the story holes.Because they both start at the bottom.Then they work as hard as they could,and went up the ladder to success.Then they both live good for a while.Then it goes down hill when they make some bad choices.But then they hop back on the road to success.And it goes back to the way it should be. I would recommend to any fan of wrestling.You learn more info about wrestling an Hollywood Hulk Hogan.then you really respect how these wrestler do their job.But in this book you also learn about a lot of other wrestlers.You learn very much about his family.But if you really love wrestling then I recommend this book to you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela Rhoades | 1/18/2014

    " You can laugh at this one. It was very disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mr. Pease | 1/13/2014

    " As with many things Hogan-related, it's moderately enjoyable, and of questionable reliability. Only recommended for fans of The Hulkster. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claude Willis | 1/5/2014

    " Contains little that most die-hard wrestling fans didn't already know, and yet I read it in a day, and couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Carney | 1/3/2014

    " I don't know how much of this book was actually written by Hulk Hogan, if any, but the end result is an often entertaining, sometimes funny, but always interesting glimpse at the man who pretty much single-handedly helped mould professional wrestling into the brand it is today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/23/2013

    " I enoyed reading how he worked his way up the ladder from working in shipyards to wrestling all over the world, there is alot of stories about him and andre the giant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dewayne | 11/20/2013

    " very fast, easy read. You get an overview of Hogan's career in wrestling and other TV adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 11/19/2013

    " Total Hulkamania, great as a good guy and great as a bad guy aka "Hollywood Hogan". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I was a major wrestling fan growing up and reading this book was like a dose of nostalgia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 10/28/2013

    " Good book. I think Hulk's newer book (2009) is better written, and of course has newer more recent stuff in it. However, this book was enjoyable and an easy read. It had more stories and inside info on wrestling and his relationships and thoughts on other wrestlers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Ghartey | 10/22/2013

    " Great book. Its about Hulk hogan (Used to wrestle) and about his life. The book is good and he is talking about his life all the way back when he was 5 years old and up to 50 years. Alot of Deatails since the book has about 500 pages. But really instresting book, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/11/2013

    " Excellent book. I read this book a few years ago, but just found this site. Great account of Hogans story from childhood to his days in the ring with the WWE/WWF "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reed | 5/29/2013

    " This book should have been titled "Hulk Hogan's Book of Simple Sentences." The longest chapter in this book is five pages and it gives no insight whatever into Hogan's career. By far the worst of the WWE published books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 4/16/2013

    " This book would have been a lot better if he had written it as Terry Bollea instead of in character as "Hulk Hogan." I got tired of reading "brother" after about every 2nd or 3rd sentence ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE BOOK. I had to FORCE myself to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Troy | 1/29/2013

    " Decent book describing his life leading thru his divorce. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh Liller | 1/20/2013

    " Decently written, but suffers from a great deal of revisionist history and BSing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 11/3/2012

    " Heard the audio book of this, and while not particularly good in the classical sense of the word, it was still pretty entertaining, if only to hear Hogan constantly address you, the listener, as "brother." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Big | 9/29/2012

    " I read this a while back. It was interesting in part, but it was more of a "promote Hulk Hogan as he's a hot ticket right now" as opposed to an in depth biography of his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 8/19/2012

    " Decent account of what it was like to be the biggest name in the WWF for most of the 80's. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 1/31/2012

    " I live in Tampa and enjoyed all of the local references. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Damien Blood | 1/18/2012

    " Just what I thought.. It's a book more about his own ego than anything else.. He can't comtrol his own ego even in his book.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Dunn | 9/27/2011

    " At times Hogan can come off a little much, this book is no exception. Take what you read with a grain of salt, but otherwise a fairly entertaining story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt Murphy | 9/8/2011

    " Typical Hogan B.S. A dishonest autobiography and a complete waste of paper. It's too bad Hogan couldn't transform back into Terry Bollea long enough to write this, because he was a pop-culture icon who would have a great story to tell if he'd tell it right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Burgher | 8/23/2011

    " Unique read. Its written as hulk hogan rather than as the true man. If you go in knowing it is a read not o be taken too seriously, you will get some enjoyment out of the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reverenddave | 8/10/2011

    " I think this is an oral history. its like listening to Hulk Hogan talk to you. Every third sentence ends in "brother" or "let me tell you brother". Like the Hulkster himself its brilliantly over the top and as complex as a kids book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Buddy | 7/29/2011

    " By far my least favorite wrestling biography. It was written by the Hulkster. Nuff said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Edwards | 6/5/2011

    " Not a bad read I did expect a little more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 5/30/2011

    " Clearly a story from just his point of view not all that bad a read but not too good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 5/15/2011

    " This book would have been a lot better if he hadn't written it in character. I got tired of reading "brother" after about every 2nd or 3rd sentence ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE BOOK. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mr. Pease | 1/1/2011

    " As with many things Hogan-related, it's moderately enjoyable, and of questionable reliability. Only recommended for fans of The Hulkster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 10/17/2010

    " Great book. Its about Hulk hogan (Used to wrestle) and about his life. The book is good and he is talking about his life all the way back when he was 5 years old and up to 50 years. Alot of Deatails since the book has about 500 pages. But really instresting book, "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 6/10/2010

    " Typical Hogan B.S. A dishonest autobiography and a complete waste of paper. It's too bad Hogan couldn't transform back into Terry Bollea long enough to write this, because he was a pop-culture icon who would have a great story to tell if he'd tell it right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micah | 3/9/2010

    " Great read. Interesting to learn about Hulk Hogan during his time while wrestling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/7/2009

    " I enjoyed this book. I was a major wrestling fan growing up and reading this book was like a dose of nostalgia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 8/3/2009

    " This book is awesome because Hogan writes like he talks, he's not afraid to start off a chapter with "Let me tell you something about the Macho Man, brother." (You can't read those words without Hogan's voice saying them in your head.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 5/18/2009

    " Clearly a story from just his point of view not all that bad a read but not too good "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 4/16/2009

    " You can laugh at this one. It was very disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 3/5/2009

    " Decently written, but suffers from a great deal of revisionist history and BSing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reverenddave | 10/28/2008

    " I think this is an oral history. its like listening to Hulk Hogan talk to you. Every third sentence ends in "brother" or "let me tell you brother". Like the Hulkster himself its brilliantly over the top and as complex as a kids book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dewayne | 10/25/2008

    " very fast, easy read. You get an overview of Hogan's career in wrestling and other TV adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 8/11/2008

    " Total Hulkamania, great as a good guy and great as a bad guy aka "Hollywood Hogan". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Big | 7/15/2008

    " I read this a while back. It was interesting in part, but it was more of a "promote Hulk Hogan as he's a hot ticket right now" as opposed to an in depth biography of his life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Will | 2/18/2008

    " Were you are aware that Hogan/Andre was the draw for the Shea Stadium show that had the Bruno/Zbyszko cage match? No? Then you have a brain. Unlike Hulk Hogan.

    And yes he really makes that claim in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Buddy | 2/9/2008

    " By far my least favorite wrestling biography. It was written by the Hulkster. Nuff said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 10/16/2007

    " Heard the audio book of this, and while not particularly good in the classical sense of the word, it was still pretty entertaining, if only to hear Hogan constantly address you, the listener, as "brother." "

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About the Author

Michael Jan Freidman is the author of nearly sixty books, ten of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. He has also written for television, radio, and comic books.

About the Narrator

Hulk Hogan, born Terry Gene Bollea, is a professional wrestler, actor, and television personality. He became famous in the 1980s and 1990s, creating popular characters in several wrestling leagues. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, he is second longest-reigning WWF Champion of all time. In addition to a reality television show based on his life and family, he has written several memoirs about his experiences.