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Hulk Hogan, born Terry Bollea, will reveal for the first time the private person behind the very public persona, opening up about his childhood, his thirty-year career, and more recently, his personal heartbreak in MY LIFE OUTSIDE THE RING.
The deal for world rights was negotiated by executive editor Kathryn Huck of
From humble beginnings, this giant of a man escaped a pre-ordained life of dock and construction work in Port Tampa Florida, to become one of the most recognizable celebrities on the planet. He did it through sheer will, grit, determination, and a drive to always go over the top and do more than what others thought possible.
From the outside, his story was one of a charmed lifehe was at the top of his career, had a wonderful and loving family, and a lifelong fan base who worshipped him. Of course he had his up and downsbut its been the last two years that have tested Hogan more than any other in his lifetime.
In 2008, while riding the massive success of his VH1 reality show, Hogan Knows Best, his son Nick was involved in a tragic car accident that left his best friend in critical condition. Then Linda, his wife, left him after 23 years of marriage, his beloved daughter Brooke blamed him for the breakup and his son went to jail. The tabloid media had a field day. When unflattering jailhouse conversations between him and his son were released to the press the tabloids were in frenzy. The sudden turmoil and tragedy surrounding Hulk took its toll. He fell into a deep depression, seeing no way out, until one fateful phone call.
Teaming up with People Magazine Senior Writer Mark Dagostino for My Life Outside the Ring, Hogan will unabashedly recount these events, revealing how his newfound clarity steadied him during the most difficult match of his lifeand how he emerged from the battle feeling stronger than ever before.
In My Life Outside the Ring, Hulk Hogan will reveal for the first time the private person behind the very public persona, opening up about his childhood, his thirty-year wrestling career, and more recently, personal heartbreak. Labeled the “Babe Ruth” of wrestling, Hogan has long been used to being in the public eye, but when he agreed to let television cameras into his home to film VH1’s Hogan Knows Best, his personal life and faith have been tested in ways he never imagined. First, his son Nicks tragic car accident becomes headline newswith his sons friend maimed for lifeand tabloid media outlets begin circling the hospital vigil and the ensuing court dates. Then Linda, Hulks wife, leaves him after 23 years of marriage, and his beloved daughter blames him for the breakup. His despair builds until one fateful night a timely phone call snaps him out of his depression and starts him on the road of healing.My Life Outside the Ring will candidly and honestly recount these events, revealing how Terry’s newfound clarity steadied him during the most difficult match of his life.