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By Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a army SEAL, as a celebrity of professional wrestling, as an actor, and because the governor of Minnesota. His prior books, I Ain't received Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, have been either nationwide bestsellers. Don't begin the Revolution with no Me! is the tale of his debatable gubernatorial years and his lifestyles in view that figuring out to not search a moment time period as governor in 2002. Written with award-winning writer Dick Russell at a secluded position on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Ventura's bestselling publication finds for the 1st time why he left politics—and why he's now contemplating reentering the sector with a potential self reliant run for the presidency.

In a fast moving and sometimes funny narrative, Ventura pulls no punches in discussing our corrupt two-party process, the disastrous warfare in Iraq, and what he suspects particularly occurred on September eleven. He presents own insights into the Clinton and Bush presidencies, and elaborates at the ways that 3rd events are rendered impotent by means of the country's dominant events. He finds the unlawful position of the CIA in states like Minnesota, delicate and updated details at the Blackwater safeguard enterprise, the tale of the yank spies who shadowed him on a exchange project to Cuba, and what Fidel Castro informed him approximately who quite assassinated President John F. Kennedy. This special political memoir is a must-read for somebody interested by the path that the United States will take.

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Show Business! Win if you can! Lose if you must! ” When the St. Paul Civic Center was sold out for one of my matches in 1980, I looked out upon thousands of fans, all yelling in a neardeafening chorus for a full five minutes: “Jes-SEE SUCKS! JesSEE SUCKS! ” I took it as a compliment, meaning I’d mastered my role as a ring villain. ” Well, in the eighties, the sport of wrestling became huge. , to bid farewell to the old regional system and become part of a new World Wrestling Federation. Vince was a brilliant promoter, as well as being a smart and ruthless businessman.

Yes, it’s staged, as far as who’s going to be the winner, but it’s not fake. It’s really an art form, and one that requires careful discipline. When you smash your opponent with a folding chair, you’ve got to know how not to hurt him. When you get body-slammed, it’s painful, no way around it. But you get used to it. At my induction into the WWE Hall of Fame a few years ago, I had a conversation with Ric Flair about backdrops. That’s a wrestling term that means getting thrown into the rope, flipping up in the air, and landing flat on your back.

If the thought process were the same as it is today 150 years ago in this country,” I went on, “you would not have had Abraham Lincoln up here to talk to you. Because Abraham Lincoln was a third-party candidate. ” For the first gubernatorial debate, I wore a sport coat over a golf shirt, and my sneakers. I was always casual. There were something like four Democrats and four Republicans still in the running. I was sitting at the end of the table, since they had us in alphabetical order and Ventura came last.

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