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May 7, 2017 - By Team AJ

"Debut author Brooks is better know as her wrestling alter ego AJ Lee, famous for her feisty attitude inside the ring and her "Geek Goddess" persona. Although she now possesses both self-confidence and sass, Brooks survived a harrowing childhood, living in motels and eve a car at one point, and struggling with an addiction and mental health issues within her family. As a child, she promised herself that she would become a "real-life" superhero, despite an undersized physique and disadvantaged upbringing. She then blasted through every barrier or stereotype in her way, redefining herself as AJ Lee and becoming a WWE champion. This account takes readers inside the male-dominated world of professional wrestling, describing the sacrifice and hard work it takes to succeed in the fast=paced, often brutal arena. Brooks is especially zealous about empowering young women to stay true to their inner selves in this unapologetic painfully honest memoir. She successfully uses her own life story to show how a perceived weakness can be an unstoppable strength."

Verdict: Brooks's irresistible humor, lively spirit and motivational storytelling skills give this title high appear to her large fan base and wrestling enthusiasts. - Janet Davis, Darien P.L., CT

 

 

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