Picture by Diana Skye, Parliament building, and some beautiful Canadian nature.
Someone at work said to me Canada has no tradition, we have no culture, we are a weak standard of traditions. Say that to my aunt who is a sergeant in the army, tell that to Diana who has been to other countries and still prefers Canada. Yes, we have another birthday party coming up and yes I intend to really share my passions about this country over the next few weeks on this blog. I used to live by the Kingston, Ottawa & Montreal area in 2015 and I left it to conquer my issues with drug addiction. I semi conquered those issues today.
Right now I am at the 100-page mark of the book & not many of you know this about me. 100 pages are where I decide whether I will put a book down or not. I hate to say it, but 100 pages are where I used to put down a lot of books. This is not happening with the Justin Trudeau booked and story. I am hooked & ready to keep learning more about our prime minister.
I read this book to learn about AJ Lee’s struggle with bipolar disorder, learn about her life as a wrestler and the challenges of a female wrestler. This book covers her journey from a child in a low income area to her journey in to adulthood. The themes I have noticed in this book are women being reduced to sex objects in the workplace and in athletics, finding success well struggling with a mental illness & following your dreams against the common perceptions.
Everyone pictures wrestlers as these 6 foot five gods or these sex symbols in the case of women. Never the less they are expected to be the exaggerated perfect media images of men & women. AJ Lee was an incredible wrestler without being too overly sexualized, glamorized or put in a atypical box for women in wrestling. She is 5 ft 2 and could kick your head off & keep you entertained without being what you would expect.
I think her dedication and spontaneous behavior is part of what made her such a special wrestler to me. In 2010 to 2015 when I followed her career I was living with my brother on & off when we watched her on the TV we were always entertained. Although it is not a detraction from the story I would of loved to hear AJ Lee talk about working with Vickie Guererro. Just because they are both highly influential Hispanic women in the WWE Universe and their television rivalry was tremendously entertaining from rivaling valets to an actual gimmick match. Me and my brother were hooked to this rivalry.
Should you buy this book? If AJ Lee was as captivating to you as she was to me, absolutely. If you are not a wrestling fan, I am sorry to say this is not the book for you. Yes the story is mainly appealing if you remember the key moments of AJ’s career the way we do. From her being in Natalya’s stable, to the boyfriend drama, to the excitement of her valet story and becoming a multiple time champion!