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THE IRON SHEIK: LISTEN JABRONI!
By Iron Sheik with Keith Greenberg
The Iron Sheik to release his moving story of triumph and tragedy;
ECW Press announces new publishing partner WWE®
In the pantheon of legendary WWE antagonists, perhaps none are as reviled as the Iron Sheik. Loathed for his anti-American diatribes, the former AAU champion and bodyguard for the Shah of Iran braved riots, death threats, and legal threats during his tumultuous career. Now, the man whose diatribes have gained him newfound mainstream notoriety finally delivers his life story.
The Iron Sheik: Listen Jabroni! is scheduled for an October 2015 release by ECW Press, the first book in WWE’s new publishing partnership with ECW. Over the past fifteen years, ECW has been a leading publisher of wrestling books, including autobiographies of Jimmy “The Mouth of the South” Hart, Larry Zybyszko and The Missing Link, as well as a number of bestselling overviews of the sport including The Death of WCW and The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series. This fall, ECW will also release a memoir by WWE commentator Bill Apter.
Michael Holmes, Senior Editor at ECW Press, arranged the deal. “Our new partnership with WWE is the best possible addition to our longstanding commitment to publishing the finest books about the exciting world of Sports Entertainment. It’s a real pinnacle for ECW Press — a formal relationship with the WWE means we're working with the undisputed industry leader, which is both an honor and a privilege.”
The Iron Sheik: Listen Jabroni! is peppered with interviews and insights from other WWE personalities as readers are taken on a journey from the Iron Sheik’s teen years as a competitor for his native Iran, to the era when the Iranian hostage crisis transformed him into arguably the most vilified figure in sports entertainment, to his current status as a YouTube and Twitter sensation. It is available now for pre-order.
Authors: Iron Sheik with Keith Greenberg
Publisher: ECW Press
U.S. Distributor: Legato Publishers Group, a PGW affiliate
Canadian Distributor: Jaguar Book Group
Publication: October 13, 2015
Specifications: 6 x 9", 320pp, cloth, 50 b&w images throughout, 20 color photos in section
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