“One of the goals of this third “ultimate historical edition” is to reestablish the known — not speculative — record of what happened to Chris Benoit and his family in June 2007. Another is to introduce this wicked story to a new generation of readers.[…]
These are likely to be among the last words of my career on the larger meaning of the pop culture phenomenon of professional wrestling — a subject that has obsessed me for more than 35 years. In recent years I largely moved on to other subjects, notably the public health deficits of football and the systemic coach sexual abuse and cover-ups embedded in swimming and other youth sports. Accordingly, I reach here toward some finality or legacy for my wrestling reportage and commentary. Finding such a theme turns out not to be that hard, since the evidence assaults us 24/7.
It is spelled T-R-U-M-P.”
This preview of the new 3,400-word Introduction to CHRIS & NANCY continues today at SLAM! Wrestling, http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2020/03/21/22805760.html.
The Ultimate Historical Edition of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death is now on sale at all major ebook platforms.
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CHRIS & NANCY, Ultimate Historical Edition will be published later as a paperback, with a new cover. For now, CHRIS & NANCY is available only as an ebook on the Amazon, Apple Books, Rakuten Kobo, and Google Play platforms. You can order an autographed copy of the 2009 “classic” edition, by remitting $19.95 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a money order in that amount to Benoit Book, P.O. Box 9629, Berkeley, CA 94709. (Orders from Canada should add $10.00 for postage and handling; orders from other foreign countries should add $20.00 for postage and handling.) Fulfillment of orders for the “classic” edition will include supplemental printouts of the new introductions for the 2013 second edition and for the 2020 Ultimate Historical Edition.