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The Eighth Wonder Of The World


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Pat Laprade has been involved in pro wrestling for more than 15 years. He was a field producer for HBO's critically acclaimed documentary Andre the Giant. With Bertrand Hebert he co-authored Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs and Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story. Involved in pro wrestling for more than 25 years, Hebert also co-wrote Pat Patterson's biography, Accepted.


"The gold standard for wrestling biographies." -- Wrestling Observer"The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of Andre the Giant is a must-read for any and all with even a fleeting interest in the wrestling business or the mesmeric Andre. . . It's brimming with information and stories that even the most ardent of wrestling fans will be completely unaware of." -- WhatCulture"Laprade and Hebert have astutely balanced information and entertainment, leaving us with a page-turner when we need it most. There's no better way for wrestling fans to get through social distancing than by reading The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of Andre the Giant. When we compile the list of 20 Best Wrestling Books of the Next 20 Years, this Andre the Giant book is going on top." -- The Wrestling Estate"This is a superbly researched piece of work that tries to [unpack] truth amongst the legends. In the world of pro wrestling this is a particularly hard task and Bertrand Hebert and Pat Laprade should be commended for managing to do so while still providing a heartfelt tribute to a man who was larger than life - in all senses of the [word]." -- Tripwire"Unlike traditional biographies, we don't just get a chronological recollection of Andre's life, but we also get a fascinating array of discussions that range from his aforementioned and apparently famous flatulence to the curiosity surrounding the size of Andre's genitalia to his lust for life and the ladies and even an entire chapter on acromegaly, the hormonal disorder responsible for Andre's immense size." -- Slam! Wrestling

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