Women Love Wrestling: An anthology on women & wrestling (Paperback)
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"Very well written, I am really enjoying it. I have been so impressed by the writers and their passion for the subject" - Mick Foley, wrestling legend and bestselling author "Expert contributions that unexpectedly and thoroughly cover a treasure trove of topics. This reader was euphoric over the amount of subject matter jam-packed into this important and long overdue collection" - Jamie Hemmings, Book Editor for SlamWrestling.net "A smart, fascinatingly diverse look at both the new market pro wrestling is developing and the new, deeper ways this most American of art-forms can be considered." - Bruce Mitchell, Senior Columnist - Pro Wrestling Torch 99.9% of professional wrestling books are written by men about male performers in a male-dominated business. This book aims to help correct the balance, giving a voice to women and fans of women's wrestling, showing women in the ring are just as captivating to watch and that female fans are just as passionate. Women Love Wrestling is a collection of writing from women and about women in wrestling, written by fans, wrestlers, podcasters, promoters, journalists, culture critics, PhDs and academics. Women Love Wrestling is a mix of wrestling history, personal stories and studies of professional wrestling. We focus on women's wrestling of course, but include stories from the wider world, including lost Victorian legends and reflections on how wrestling can be compared to the masterpieces of Shakespeare. Learn about how to watch joshi, how women train to wrestle, how promoting all-women shows requires a different approach, how wrestling fandom creates gender-bending art and cosplay, the history of GLOW, AJW, Shimmer and EVE, issues with diversity, the slow progress being made with gender equality and more thanks to our diverse team of writers. The profits from this book are donated to women's charities around the world. "Compelling, interesting, emotional and informative: The collection of works in this book is as distinct as the experiences and backgrounds of the women who contributed. It truly helps one fully grasp just how diverse wrestling can be." - Warren Hayes, host of the Mr. Warren Hayes Show and Fightful contributor. "A compendium of some of the most passionate, varied and informed authors unified under the goal of giving a platform to voices that often are overlooked" - Rich Fann, Pro Wrestling Torch
Book contributions from Allyssa Capri, Ami Moregore, Carole Strudwick, Chloe Warner-Harris, Dann Reed, Emily Reed, Gemma Coombs, Giselle Francisco, Hallie Grossman, Harley Johnson, Heather Bandenburg, Ilana Gordon, Liam Warr, Jacqui Pratt, Joseph Telegen, Kiana Parvizi, Kristen Ashly, Manasi Nene, Nell Haynes, Reginia Walker, Samuel Preston, Sarah Elizabeth Cox, Sarah Parkin, Sarah The Rebel, Scarlett Harris, Shannon Vanderstreaten, Sonal Lad, Sonya Ballantyne, Spenser Santos and Valerie Quartz.