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Adam Copeland on Edge

4.01  ·  Rating Details  ·  925 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
His way with words has served Adam Copeland well. It was his writing that opened the doors to his future career as a WWE Superstar, when he won a newspaper essay competition for which his prize included free wrestling training. In 2002, while sidelined with a serious neck injury, he began to write a weekly column for, giving fans an insight into the life of one of ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Pocket Books (first published November 2nd 2004)
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Rossanne Pendoza
This review is totally biased: We are in love.
Snippet; I had a great time with this book! Adam Copeland is not the man I had previously expected him to be. On WWE, Edge is depicted as a womanising, arrogant, self-centred goose, but what I came to learn is that he isn't at all arrogant or self-centred.
When I started reading this book I was a little worried as to how well the writing would be, considering he is a sportsman and not a writer, but Copeland has done a really good job. What surprised me the most about this book was Copeland's sens
Nov 14, 2013 Clairabelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adam Copeland was the reason i started watching WWF (now WWE) again. I was a huge fan as a toddler but lost interest as a child. I was in my teens when i fell in love with Edge's wrestling style. I loved the indirect jokey attitude of this book. Not a lot of detail when it comes to the inside of the WWE and how they work, but the knowledge of what he said in the book has given me a whole new insight to the company. A funny, insightful book. PS Adam, 10 years later, we're waiting for the next ins ...more
Tim Grimes
Jan 29, 2011 Tim Grimes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I love pro wrestling. I actually bought this book the day it came out and actually read it that night. I am a dork. But, this book is really good. He has a great story. Raised by a single parent and working matches for 25 bucks. I can't believe anyone would stay in the business.
Mar 17, 2014 Stacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good look into a WWE wrestler's life, injuries and all. Bad editing, but I'm guessing it's because back in 2004 (Jeeze, 10 frickin years ago!) this was one of only a few licensed, written by the wrestler books out there (along with Mick Foley,) so they weren't exactly spending the big bucks on grammar nazis. Also helpful would have been a glossary of backstage wrestling terms like 'going over,' 'gigging,' and 'pie-faced.' I knew some, but not all, and there aren't context clues for a lot of th ...more
Hanna Gibbs
May 22, 2014 Hanna Gibbs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I barely put this book down in the three days it took me to read it. Edge has a way of writing that keeps you turning the page, and a style so informal it feels like he's talking to you directly. Witty, clever, full of pop culture references, entertaining from start to finish. Tops Jericho's book, in my opinion, for its sheer readability. Recommended reading for ANY wrestling fan, even if you don't like Edge in particular. My only gripe is that this book doesn't have a followup yet, and it was w ...more
Jan 11, 2015 Tessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Edge is one of my favorite wrestlers, and I had been waiting to get my hands on this book for a very long time. Needless to say, I was happy when I found it at Barnes and Noble.

The book is sometimes hard to read because it is apparent proper grammar was not a priority, but in the end, I think that makes it that much better. And just more real.

There is nothing I love more than learning how my favorite wrestlers (or any other type of entertainer, for that matter) got to where they are, and Edge'
Matt L
May 15, 2014 Matt L rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very enjoyable. Copeland is witty and gives a sense of realism to his stories which is good seeing as though other people still employed with WWE make their books copouts. The only thing i have to complain about is that since the book was written in 2004 it doesn't go into his most memorable run as the Rated R Superstar from 2006 to his untimely retirement in 2011 otherwise it is a quick read that goes by fast and helped the long train rides in japan go by faster
Aug 26, 2014 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tolv
I loved this book. I know everyone may not understand it because its a wrestling book in away but the life of Adam Copeland formally known as Edge. I have watched Edge and Christian from the time I was in eighth grade when a friend of mine introduced me to wrestling and I still watch it sometimes. Granted, I felt like I was watching a movie when I was reading the book. I guess its because that best friend gave me tons of knowledge on wrestling. I loved this book as much as I loved Edge. I have a ...more
Zenny Dahl
Jun 17, 2015 Zenny Dahl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This autobiography is by WWE superstar Edge, a.k.a. Adam Copeland. I wanted to read it to get the juicy bits about his real life affair with Lita, but unfortunately he was a gentleman about it. The book has a lot of great pictures and information for anyone interested in starting out in wrestling. It reads like stereo instructions though.
Annette Miller
Feb 11, 2016 Annette Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want an inside view to what wrestlers had to go through to get into the big leagues, read this book. Adam Copeland has a wonderfully humorous writing style that won't let you put the book down until your done. Very funny and, at times, poignant, this is a great book for when you don't know what you want to read.
Romeo De la Cruz
Interesting & Inspirational

It is very important to have dreams! and must important to work to come true that dreams. As a Edge's fan This book is exactly all about. I looking forward to read the next one that includes the "big one'. Thanks Edge!
Samantha Gray
Jan 16, 2013 Samantha Gray rated it it was amazing
Lindz Milligan
Jul 06, 2014 Lindz Milligan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
made me laugh but also made me realise what they give up to follow that dream.

It did make me view wrestling in a different light but, when you've got edge to look at in tight tights and your a die hard edge head who cares?
Keleigh Jones
Apr 25, 2014 Keleigh Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: laugh-out-loud
This book has to one of the most funniest and the most eye wetting book in the world! When i read this book i was either laughing or crying. It is very well written and the best part is that it is all true, which just add to how hilarious it is. I would recommend this book to everyone because i think everyone will find this book inspiring.
Jul 26, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A true insite of what it takes to become a WWE wrestler. Travelling the country and making friends on the road. He was one of my favourite wrestles.
Ryan Ellis
Dec 24, 2010 Ryan Ellis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've lost pretty much all interest in professional wrestling currently; but it was a critical part of my childhood. Edge has always been one of my favourites, and from reading his book, he certainly is has one of the most interesting life stories; this was written when he was 30.
The man writes in a similar style to the way I do, quite incredibly informal, which makes it a breeze for me to read through. I can't read things that are overtly formal easily. I would love to read a second edition from
Kyle Dockery
Aug 21, 2011 Kyle Dockery rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By far one of the most historic members of the WWE. This book is written in a way that anyone who ever enjoyed wrestling, has a sense of humor, or even just likes to hear wild and crazy stories can enjoy it. I often lost my place while reading because I was laughing so hard. It also offers some incite to the life of an up and coming, or aspiring, professional wrestler.

This book is now approximately a decade old. Sadly, due to some injuries, Edge has been forced to retire. Since this book was wri
David Bowles
Jul 29, 2014 David Bowles rated it liked it
An ok read. Not up their with the best autobiographies I have read. Mick Foley & Bret Hart top that. Although I probably would have enjoyed the boom more if Edge had been around when I was really watching wrestling. (Late 80's mostly)

Still entertaining and interesting.
Jan 06, 2015 JoAlice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book in 2010. I'm a fan of this wrestler. I enjoyed reading it.
Ryan Leff
Feb 20, 2013 Ryan Leff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 19, 2012 Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
Those of you who know me know I’ve been into and out of watching wrestling on tv for a while. Now that Noah is watching it too I’ve gotten back in to it at least peripherally. It was funny I had just picked this book up and read it and shortly thereafter Edge announced his retirement. As far as wrestling biographies go it’s a decent one. Very easy read and I always find the in’s and out’s of early career wrestlers interesting. They don’t make much money but do it for the love of it. He writes in ...more
Bri is a Edgehead (Thank you Adam(Edge) Copeland)
I absolutely loved the book, it had me laughing at parts and it had me sad. Especially since it features his neck injuries. It was a relatively simple read, because Adam's style is similar to my own, but I just had a issues finishing it because it was also painfully knowing that reading the book(and watching DVDs of him) will be how people will know get Edge. Of course, with him in shows like Haven or even the new movie he made "Bending The Rules".. we'll get Adam Copeland, but very rarely "Edge ...more
i liked reading about this former WWF and current WWE superstar "edge". i liked the autobiography because it was written by his child hood friend christian. they both went into the wrestling business together. it shows that strong bonds can take you any where. this book showed the life of Edge that i never thought he had.He worked his but off just to make it in to the business. this is a great book to read if you are a fan of edge, you learn about his struggles and how he became the superstar he ...more
Paul Schoenberg
Apr 08, 2010 Paul Schoenberg rated it really liked it
The typical auto biography about a man who has a dream. This man does whatever it takes to become a professional wrestler. Many people had the same dream as Adam but he worked so much harder than everyone that he acheived greatness. From Canada it seems like the belief of becoming a wwe superstar is next to none but Adam never stopped believing and acheived greatness. It just goes to show when you work hard you will achieve anything you want. I feel this was a great book for all those WWE fans o ...more
Daniel Sepúlveda
Puntaje: 3,5
Este libro es basicamente la historia de Adam Copeland en su camino a las grandes ligas de la lucha libre profesional. Es el mismo Edge quien te cuenta todo lo que tuvo que pasar: Sus momentos felices, los momentos en que se sintió desesperado, y esencialmente los momentos en que él, a pesar de todas las adversidades, nunca se rindió a su sueño. Hoy en día es casi una leyenda de la WWE y no dudo que pronto lo introduzcan en el salón de la fama de la WWE.
Russell Smith
A decent enough effort here from the Edge-Meister.

Only two things prevented me from giving this a higher rating - the fact that, this being 2013, I have got round to reading this so late that the information contained therein is a decade out of date and, unfortunately, I feel the book lacks the wit and amusing anecdotes prevalent in other wrestling (auto)biographies.

Still well worth a look though.
Ben Burhouse
Mar 03, 2014 Ben Burhouse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting read, with excellent descriptions of some of the 'secrets' of the wrestling industry. Also very entertaining for no wrestling fans...
Maximiliano Peralta
One of the many pro wrestling autobiographies I have read. This one may be of my FAVORITE wrestler, but it's far from the best I've read. It's pretty damn short and only covers his career up to 2004. A lot has happened since then. Still though I'm biased for this book because as I said...he's my favorite wrestler. I read this book once when it came out and twice in '07.
Feb 01, 2011 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
A really great book about how Adam Copeland (Edge) achieved his dream to become a superstar. He tells us it may not be easy, but you can do it. He still wrestles to this day and so far has won the World Championship 10 times. He has really made his dream big and is still working towards other goals in that dream he worked so hard to achieve. Such an inspiring story
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