The following press release was issued recently about our very own Scott Keith’s new book…
Venture Literary Sells North American Rights to Pro Wrestling Blogger’s Look at the Chris Benoit Tragedy and Stampede Wrestling to Kensington
Frank R. Scatoni, representing award-winning Internet journalist Scott Keith, sold the North American rights to Keith’s book, “Dungeon of Death: Chris Benoit and the Hart Family Curse,” about the Chris Benoit tragedy and Stampede Wrestling, to Richard Ember at Citadel Press.
In this gripping expose, Keith provides a fascinating account of the early deaths of several of the world’s biggest wrestling icons. Keith discusses serious issues that many wrestlers have struggled with in the industry, such as drug addiction, coping with fame, adjusting to the rigors of the road, and trying to stay healthy in a sport where an athlete’s body gets abused day in and day out. In addition, Keith probes even deeper, by recounting some of wrestling’s heartbreaking stories, including the tragic, violent death of the Benoit family, after celebrated wrestler Chris Benoit murdered his wife and child before committing suicide. He also examines the seeming curse of Stu Hart’s doomed promotion that continues to haunt his sons and their friends to this day, as he recounts the lives and sometimes tragic ends of former Stampede icons like the British Bulldogs, Owen Hart and Bret Hart. Keith’s look at this bizarre subculture is a raw, informative tale that takes the reader backstage and into the dramatic lives of the wrestlers the world has cheered and mourned for.
One of the Internet’s most prolific and widely read wrestling opinion columnists, Scott Keith’s debut book, The Buzz on Professional Wrestling, was published in 2001 and continues to delight fans of this so-called sport the world over. Keith first gained national attention in 1999, when he moved to CBS Sportsline to write for its Wrestleline website. His own website, RSPWFAQ.com, is one of the most popular wrestling-related blogs on the internet. He also writes for pop culture site InsidePulse.com, [which includes] one of the largest independent wrestling-related sites on the Internet, attracting nearly 5 million pageviews every month. He is also the author of Tonight In This Very Ring, Wrestling’s One-Ring Circus, and Wrestling’s Made Men, all published by Kensington/Citadel Press. Scott also does freelance writing for Britain’s Fighting Spirit Magazine.
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