The Somebody Obsession: A Nobody's Desperate Journey to Stardom

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Many stars have shared their success stories in the crowded genre of professional wrestling autobiographies. But for every star there are a hundred also-rans, those of us who fell short of our dreams. We, too, have a story to tell. In my autobiography, THE SOMEBODY OBSESSION: A NOBODY'S DESPERATE JOURNEY TO STARDOM, I reveal how I overcame an impoverished, troubled childhood to live my lifelong dream of becoming a professional wrestler. I had to succeed; failure meant damnation back into the white-trash hell from which I came. While self-medicating the scars of my tormented youth with sex, booze, and wrestling, I reached for the stars and could feel them at my fingertips before my amazing ride crashed to an abrupt end. My story is THE BULLPEN GOSPELS meets I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL. Funny and poignant, it is an inspirational and cautionary tale for anyone who dares to dream. It is about overcoming challenges and shows that the dreamer’s biggest obstacle is often the one that stares back at him in the mirror. - Matt Murphy "A heck of a story about the less glamorous side of the wrestling business." - Mike Mooneyham, author of SEX, LIES, AND HEADLOCKS "This book is more addicting with each chapter. You don't need to be a wrestling fan to enjoy it." - Jason King, Yahoo! Sports

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Matt Murphy was the first graduate of the Harley Race Wrestling Academy and later became the lead instructor at the professional wrestling school. A respected former independent wrestler with experience in Pro-Wrestling NOAH and WWE rings, he also worked as the producer, play-by-play announcer, and editor of a weekly wrestling TV show. Murphy is the author of THE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS-ENTERTAINMENT (2008) and THE SOMEBODY OBSESSION: A NOBODY'S DESPERATE JOURNEY TO STARDOM (2011) and is a contributing writer for Missouri Wrestling Revival. He lives in Missouri with his wife and son and finds it awkward to write his own author's bio in third-person.

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"A heck of a story about the less glamorous side of the wrestling business." --Mike Mooneyham, Author, SEX, LIES, AND HEADLOCKS

"This book is more addicting with each chapter.  You don't need to be a wrestling fan to enjoy it." --Jason King, Yahoo! Sports

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