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Crazy Is My Superpower - How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules

A.J. Mendez Brooks

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Description:

Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Mendez Brooks is a powerhouse-strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn't always the case. With humor and tremendous heart, she opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life. Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I've been labeled-SHORT, NERDY, SKINNY, WEAK, IMPULSIVE, UGLY, TOMBOY, POOR, REBEL, LOUD, FREAK, CRAZY-turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn't become successful in spite of them. I became successful because of them. Growing up AJ was a quiet girl trying to act "normal" when she felt anything but. As her family struggled with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games, and was inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn't until she discovered pro wrestling that she learned superheroes could be real. Determined to become the superhero she'd always admired, AJ trained and sacrificed for years to achieve her dream of wrestling professionally. Yet she quickly faced industry pressure to play the role of the damsel in distress and to dress more provocatively to cater to male fans. But she fought back and created an ass-kicking alter ego that was a genuine representation of herself: nerdy, enthusiastic, and a little bit crazy. With humor and tremendous heart, AJ opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life. What most people view as a hardship, AJ embraced as inspira­tion for her superhero persona, shattering the stigma attached to mental illness. Charting her journey from a scrappy girl in an unstable home to an empowered wrestling champion, Crazy Is My Superpower is an un­flinchingly honest story and brave confessional about her long road to self-acceptance.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:12


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:01


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:37