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Hart Strings

2.78  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Being married is one thing, but being married to Bret “Hitman” Hart—former five-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion—is another. In her vibrant and honest memoir, Hart’s ex-wife and the mother of his four children chronicles the ups and downs of balancing life with a superstar husband in the circus world of professional wrestling. Beginning with Julie’s teen years a ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Tightrope Books, Inc. (first published January 1st 2013)
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Crystal Friars
Sep 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, sports
This was a difficult book to read but I can see why Julie had to get her point of view across. To me, this book seems like an abridged journal entry and I would have like more detail. The Hart family is high dysfunctional and this is not the first time that I have read about this. However, it does shatter your childhood ideals when you read about how low your hero goes.
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Julie has a great story to tell but I wished she had hired a better editor who could have advised her on how she could have sucessfully structured and expanded the book!

Don't let that stop you from reading this book as Julie Hart is a survivor with beauty!
Sarah Daigen
Jul 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is a tough read for fans of Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and offers a counterpoint to his critically acclaimed autobiography of a few years ago. Put together, both Hart autobios provide a snapshot of an incredibly volatile marriage that probably went on years past its expiration date.

I don't want to question the veracity of some of Julie's allegations in this book; wrestling is an industry in which it is no surprise 'not everything is as it seems', and it's not like Bret paints himself as a
Jan 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
What a horrible bunch of people. This book is designed to garner sympathy for Julie but, instead, shows how well suited she and Bret actually are. Both are narcissistic, arrogant and selfish people who think nothing of rolling through life destroying everyone and everything en route.

The sad part of all of this is that millions of people idolise the image put forward when the reality is just grubby.
Michael Law
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting look behind-the-scenes of the other half of the story

this was an interesting look at the other half of this story. I've watched wrestling with shadows several times over the years and was interested in reading Julie Hart's take on the events that transpired. I would recommend to those who have seen wrestling with shadows or who have read Bret's biography.
Aug 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Hmm, it was interesting but seemed a bit rushed. I feel like her story deserved more time (pages).
Steven Spoelstra
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Don't write this book off. Julie writes a not bad memoir here. Get it at the library. Not worth owning. ...more
Jeff Dalton
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
A quick read I jumped into after finishing up Bret Harts book. I think reading it just after I finished the book helped reinforce some feelings I had about Bret's book. I was a bit disappointed that she did not talk more about the extended Hart family. I just have to assume that Bret's book painted an unflattering tale of half-truths. ...more
Sarah Walker
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
While I was reading this book, it gave me a different look into the famous Hart family and mostly in the lives of Bret Hart and Julie's marriage. I never liked Julie at all but I respect what she had gone through in her life! I wish that the book was a tiny bit longer though and that is my only problem with this book but other than that it was really good ...more
Prosper Machengo
Jul 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Should have given us more detail. There is little to no detail pertaining to her brothers in law i.e Davey, Owen and the rest of the Hart's. Where were the Harts when Bret was putting her through hell. What was her marriage like when Bret was getting the push in the early 90's.

For a Bret Hart fan there are a lot of gaps barring that it is a good book, a good account of her life.
Nov 06, 2013 added it
I'm not giving this book a star rating because I didn't finish it so it doesn't seem fair to try and rate it that way. I tried to read it, but Julie's style of writing didn't engage me so I flipped through it looking to see her perspective on specific events in she and Bret's life, and skipped all the rest. ...more
Raymond Jackson
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read! One of the most honest books I've read. As a long time Bret Hart fan it was great to read about the person lives of the Hart's and this book didn't disappoint. Frank, open, honest and shocking at times, 5 stars without question! ...more
Kacie Campbell
I think this book is a joke. Don't feel sympathy for her. She is not a nice person, and had a hand in ruining my marriage while sleeping with my (ex) husband, all while trying to befriend me and get close to my children. This all happened while she was "writing" this piece of shit book. ...more
Arthur O'dell
What to say? There's not much here. And not much surprising or new, given what Bret had presented in his autobiography. Only worth reading if you need to hear Julie's side of the story. ...more
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