Benoit Book

Benoit Book

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Paperback: 180 pages

In the wake of the horrific double-murder suicide, four noted wrestling writers grapple with the life and death of Chris Benoit in this book by Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irvin Muchnick, and Greg Oliver, all respected investigative journalists committed to looking at this terrible event with integrity and passion. All four authors have been interviewed extensively about the Benoit situation, including by CNN and Fox.

The book will discuss the subject from distinct perspectives:

  • The medias coverage of the story and the role of the media in the story itself will be covered by Steven Johnson.
  • Heath McCoy establishes the facts of the case and examines Benoits Alberta wrestling roots.
  • Irvin Muchnick gives his opinion on the pop-cultural relevance and the place of this tragedy in wrestlings dark history.
  • Greg Oliver discusses the Benoit story in the context of the pro-wrestling industry and personal correspondence with Benoit.

    About the Author
    Heath McCoy is a pop culture reporter and rock critic for the Calgary Herald. A lifelong wrestling fan, McCoy won a gold award at the 2005 Western Canadian Magazine Awards for his article on Stampede Wrestling, entitled Butchers, Stompers & Cheats, that appeared in the Calgary Heralds Swerve magazine. Steven Johnson has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He has received the Virginia Press Associations highest award for investigative journalism.

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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alright, 11.16.2010
Reviewer: Jonathan Ly (New London, CT)

"I have been looking for a book that would tell me more or give me some insight to the Benoit incident. Perhaps some analysis as well. Something of a thorough doctrine.

This book does not provide that for me. Anyone who paid attention to that time it happened would already know what they tell you in this book.

I think I will keep looking. But if you knew nothing at all about it