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Superfly

The Jimmy Snuka Story
By Jimmy Snuka, By Jon Chattman, Foreword by Rowdy Roddy Piper, Introduction by Mick Foley

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.95)

ISBN 9781600787584

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2012)

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Overview

The first autobiography from one of WWE’s most recognizable stars
Focusing on the superstar who single-handedly influenced the development of sports entertainment, this autobiography highlights the legacy of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon Jimmy Snuka. The wrestler’s legendary top-rope maneuvers, innovative high-flying style, and unprecedented aerial ability made him the most popular competitor in WWE. This fascinating account relates how a native of the Fiji Islands was at the center of two of wrestling’s most talked-about moments: the night Snuka leapt from the top of the 15-foot cage—only to miss his opponent and consequently lose the match—and the night Rowdy Roddy Piper smashed a coconut over Snuka’s head during a segment of Piper’s Pit in 1984. Exposing the amazing life of this WWE Hall of Fame member in detail, this record presents the ups and downs of a wrestler who grew to be a key figure in the expansion of the company and all professional wrestling.

Author Biography

Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having been a two-time—and becoming the very first—ECW Heavyweight Champion. He lives in Atco, New Jersey. Jon Chattman is is the author of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, a regular contributor to HuffingtonPost.com, and the founder of the celebrity interview and music site www.thecheappop.com. He has written for the New York Post, TV Guide, Ultimate Marvel Magazine, and Wizard. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the World Wrestling Federation’s biggest stars of the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He later starred in World Championship Wrestling. He lives in Aloha, Oregon. Mick Foley is the author of the genre-defining New York Times bestsellers Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling and Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. He has wrestled professionally for more than 15 years, was a three-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion, and currently wrestles on Total Nonstop Action (TNA). He lives on Long Island in New York.

Media

Superfly was excerpted on the Yahoo! Sports site The Post Game.
Superfly was mentioned in a feature article on Jimmy Snuka in the Courier-Post.
Superfly was mentioned in a feature article on Jimmy Snuka in the Morning Call.
Superfly was mentioned on the SB Nation blog "Cageside Seats."
Read Jimmy Snuka, author of Superfly, interview with James Walsh of WrestlingEpicenter.com, and download an MP3 of the interview.
Jimmy Snuka, author of Superfly, interviewed with Marshall Ward and was featured in the Waterloo Chronicle.
Jimmy Snuka, author of Superfly, interviewed with David Buckler of the online radio show "OWW Radio" for the site Online World of Wrestling.
Jimmy Snuka, author of Superfly, interviewed with Bill Apter for the site 1Wrestling.com.
Jimmy Snuka, author of Superfly, was featured in a Q&A with Alfonso Castillo, in Newsday.
Jimmy Snuka, author of Superfly, was featured in the West Deptford Patch in conjunction with an upcoming signing.

Book Signings

Past Events


Jan
26
Jimmy Snuka with Jon Chattman - Superfly ›
Deptford, NJ
2:00pm
Jan
19
Jimmy Snuka with Jon Chattman - Superfly ›
White Plains, NY
3:00pm
Jan
19
Jimmy Snuka with Jon Chattman - Superfly ›
White Plains, NY
6:00pm
Jan
12
Jimmy Snuka with Jon Chattman - Superfly ›
Stamford, CT
5:00pm
Jan
12
Jimmy Snuka - Superfly ›
Yonkers, NY
1:00pm
Dec
14
Jimmy Snuka, David Ferry, & Tim Sullivan - Superfly, Total Mets, & Battle on the Hudson ›
East Brunswick, NJ
7:00pm
Dec
08
Jimmy Snuka - Superfly ›
Ridgewood, NJ
2:00pm

Press Releases

Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story

By Jimmy Snuka with Jon Chattman

 

CONTACT: Bill Ames ∙ Independent Publishers Group ∙ 312.337.0747 ext. 326 ∙ bames@ipgbook.com


Known for his leopard print uniforms, hard partying lifestyle and signature "Superfly Splash," Jimmy Snuka is a true WWE legend. At a time when the professional wrestling world was as untamed as the Wild West, Snuka re-wrote the rules and created a technique and persona that still lives on today.

 

An incredibly entertaining autobiography, complete with a "Snuk-tionary" at the back, Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story (December 2012) by Jimmy Snuka with Jon Chattman relates the legacy of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) icon and his incredible journey from the Fiji Islands to the pro-wrestling world in the wrestler's own candid words. From the Snuka's legendary top-rope maneuvers and innovative high-flying style that made him the most popular competitor in the '70s and '80s to his influence on the development of sports entertainment, this fascinating account delves into some of Snuka's most talked about moments, including:

 

  • The night Snuka leapt from the top of the 15-foot cage in Madison Square Garden-only to miss his opponent and consequently lose the match
  • The Piper's Pit segment in which Rowdy Roddy Piper smashed a coconut over Snuka's head at his own urging
  • Snuka's involvement in the untimely death of one of his mistresses and the dissolution of his marriage

 

Exposing the amazing life of this WWE Hall of Famer with all the exuberance he's famous for, Superfly presents the ups and downs of a key figure in the expansion and success of professional wrestling-making it a must read for all diehard WWE fans.

 

About the Authors:

Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having been a two-time-and becoming the very first-ECW Heavyweight Champion. He lives in Atco, New Jersey.

 

Jon Chattman is the author of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, a regular contributor to HuffingtonPost.com and the founder of the celebrity interview and music site www.thecheappop.com. He has written for the New York Post, TV Guide, Ultimate Marvel Magazine and Wizard. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York.

 

Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the World Wrestling Federation's biggest stars of the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He lives in Aloha, Oregon.

 

Mick Foley is the author of the genre-defining New York Times bestsellers Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling and Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. He has wrestled professionally for more than 15 years, was a three-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion and currently wrestles on Total Nonstop Action (TNA). He lives on Long Island in New York.

 

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