Beyond the Universe
Bill Pearl's Bodybuilding Story
Bill Pearl & Kim Shott
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The story of Bill Pearl and a history of bodybuilding as told only as Bill Pearl can with over 240 photographs. This book goes far beyond the usual "schmaltzy" and "humdrum" bodybuilding autobiography. Not just another "sets and reps" publication, this is the story of Bill Pearl's personal journey through life, in which he reveals himself as a well-rounded, talented, intelligent man who was never just a "muscle head."
Pearl's writing is engaging, humorous and honest, without embellishment, and he has more stories to tell than the brothers Grimm! What is constant throughout is his love for the Iron Game and his sadness at some of the changes that have manifested themselves over the years.
Never one for holding back, Bills frank and sometimes raw comments regarding his early years I found very moving and his revelations of what goes on behind the scenes of championship bodybuilding will not only surprise but also amuse readers of this splendid narrative.
His down-to-earth, candid comments on some of the stars of bodybuilding are both interesting and informative and most definitely capture the true personalities of people such as John Grimek, Reg Park, Clancy Ross, Sergio Oliva, Lee Haney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Leo Stern, and many others.
Bills account of his brief stint in the movies and his relationship with the one and only Arthur Jones help make this book delightfully different. His adventures in many parts of the world make very interesting reading and should be well received by all who have ever trained with weights.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Aug 12, 2012
- Publisher: Bill Pearl Enterprises
- Seller: Bill Pearl Enterprises
- Print Length: 247 Pages
- Language: English