ARCHIVE 10/15/06: Advance Praise from Frank Deford, Roy Blount Jr., and Others

Published May 10th, 2009, Uncategorized

Advance Praise from Frank Deford, Roy Blount Jr., and Others

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Sports Illustrated writer, National Public Radio commentator, and bestselling author Frank Deford leads the chorus of advance praise for WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death and Scandal – Irvin Muchnick’s forthcoming book about pro wrestling behind the scenes.

”Irv Muchnick knows wrestling like Anna Wintour knows fashion,” Deford said, “and his intriguing collection of ring tales is written with passion and savage humor.”

Bestselling author and humorist Roy Blount Jr. echoed Deford. “Muchnick on wrestling is a surreal thing,” Blount said. “There’s a curious joke there somewhere, and I dare say he’s the man to pin it down.”

Added John Heidenry, executive editor of The Week magazine: “WRESTLING BABYLON is the literary link between fans (including closet intellectuals) and intellectuals (including closet fans).”

WRESTLING BABYLON will be published in March 2007 by ECW Press ( Advance praise by Deford, Blount, Heidenry, and others can be viewed at

For more information about WRESTLING BABYLON, go to Instructions on how to pre-order the book for mailing to U.S. addresses are at U.S.-based orders can reserve autographed copies either online or by postal mail.