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Straight from the Hart

2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
In this thrilling memoir, the first son of wrestling steps out from behind the shadows of Calgary's fabled "Hart dungeon" to discuss his family and the cutthroat world of professional wrestling. Stories about growing up as Stu Hart's son and the brother of wrestling legends Bret "Hitman" Hart and Owen Hart offer insight into this wrestling dynasty and the close relationshi ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published January 14th 2011 by ECW Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Koji Watanabe
Aug 24, 2015 Koji Watanabe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bruce Hart's book is an interesting and untruthful perspective on the events of the Hart family.

Reading all the Hart Family books and comments from the 3rd generation wrestlers of the Hart Family on Podcasts, one thing stands out. The only books that see eye to eye and agree with how events unfolded are Owen Hart's wife/Widow Martha's book, and Bret Hart's book. And frankly, by all comments from reliable sources outside the family, those two accounts are the most accurate.

Diana Hart's book was s
Steven R. McEvoy
May 03, 2012 Steven R. McEvoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bruce Hart is one of eight sons of legendary wrestler and wrestler trainer Stu Hart. His new book, a biography of a life in wrestling and life in a wrestling family by ECW (entertainment, culture and writing) Press, is a whirlwind tour through the who's who of professional wrestling, spanning rival wrestlers and rival leagues. Bruce takes an honest look at wrestling from behind the scenes. He tells us stories few have heard, and maybe fewer would believe. Tales of who is really a villain off sce ...more
Most wrestling fans have probably read Bret Hart's book before reading this one, so this book offers a very interesting alternate view on certain events (many of which are purely differences of opinion but a reader can decide who's version they believe for themselves).
Its good to experience more than one person's side of the story, and Bruce's side was very interesting indeed. I did not agree with some thing he said but I enjoyed the book!
Mike Frost
Oct 22, 2014 Mike Frost rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Horrible book written by one of the most horrible people that has graced Calgary. Bruce has tried to ruin Bret's reputation time and time again. Not a word of truth is spat fourth in this pathetic diatribe.
Ray Daley
I read this after reading Brets book. Bret thinks Bruce destroyed what was left of their fathers business, Bruce thinks he did well to keep it going.

Bret doesn't like Bruce. Bruce thinks Bret is all ego.

They do both agree that Vince McMahon is a doucebag though and that their sister Diana is crazy.

Bruce talks about his own career, both wrestling and as a teacher. He doesn't talk about other wrestlers very much (unless they are people he was working with) so there aren't going to be any tell-alls
Jul 22, 2013 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick read. Good book. I wouldn't say it is as good as Bret's but at least Bruce was a little more grounded being in a local promotion/running the family business. the Harts are pretty fascinating as is the wild-west Stampede Wrestling promotion (RIP). Bruce claims Bret to be a mark for himself. safe to say after reading this that you could say the same about Bruce IMHO
Ann K
Nov 09, 2011 Ann K marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
this is the next book im goin to read as a parallel veiw from Bret Hart. Bruce Hart is Bret Harts brother and in his book he talkes about his life in wrestling and he talks about Bret Hart and his life from the side view. i look forward to reading this book. :)
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Bruce Ambrose Edwardious Hart Sr. (possibly Bruce Dennis Luis Hart Sr.) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, promoter, booker, trainer and school teacher.

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