Sunday, April 7, 2019 not only marked WrestleMania 35 but also the release of Good Advice From Professional Wrestling: Full Contact Life Lessons From The Pinnacle Performance Art, a new book by authors Darren Paltrowitz and D.X. Ferris. The book debuted at #1 on the Kindle Store’s New Releases in Wrestling Books chart on Amazon, giving Paltrowitz and Ferris an immediate run as “Motivational Tag Team Champions.”
This eminently readable self-help manual finds useful life lessons in inspiring quotes by icons from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Bruno Sammartino. Whether you’re a fan, teacher, salesman, or landscaper, Good Advice From Professional Wrestling is an entertaining guide on how to get over and improve your life, one step at a time.
The book’s foreword was written by WWE Hall of Famer and international fitness guru Diamond Dallas Page.
“DDP is a hero and role model for both of us,” explains co-author Ferris, a teacher and award-winning writer. “Life coaches like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss are great, but I like figures like DDP. He encourages you to think big, and he has a realistic attack: You improve by committing to productive habits. You reach one goal at a time. That’s our approach.”
Good Advice From Professional Wrestling concludes with a list of ten habits and practices that famous wrestlers use to become successful, which readers can start today.
“Professional wrestling is much more sophisticated than most people will give it credit for,” says co-author Paltrowitz, who in addition to authoring other works, is a podcast host. “When done well, it communicates on a universal level, much like music or film. I wanted to spotlight some of the great men and women behind wrestling, and also emphasize its cultural impact.”
The book features wisdom from over 40 wrestling-world greats of today and yesteryear, and archival quotes from rising stars to all-time greats like movie star Dave “Bautista” Batista, rock singer and Hall of Fame inductee Lita, MLW star Salina de la Renta, AEW co-founders Cody Rhodes & the Young Bucks, WWE counterculture iconoclasts Daniel Bryan & CM Punk, accredited dentist and AEW marquee talent Britt Baker, the late Rowdy Roddy Piper, rock star Billy Corgan, and ECW mastermind Paul Heyman.
Good Advice From Professional Wrestling is the second volume in 6623 Press’ Leadership Every Day Series, which finds life-changing lessons in popular culture. Volume 1 is Ferris’ Good Advice From Goodfellas: Positive Life Lessons From The Best Mob Movie.
Based in Akron, Ohio, 6623 Press makes unconventional, useful, creator-owned, reasonably priced books about popular culture, success, history, and other cool stuff.
Darren Paltrowitz is an entertainment-industry veteran from Long Beach, New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Daily News and the Los Angeles Times. He hosts the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast.
D.X. Ferris is an award-winning writer, Pittsburgh native, and Ohio resident. He has written for Rolling Stone and Alternative Press. He wrote books about Slayer and leadership. This is his ninth. He is plotting a heel turn.
Please contact Paltrowitz or Ferris for an advance reading copy, media, or material. They’re both good talkers, and are happy to speak or give email interviews.