I read this book last spring, I used to have a quote from the book as my sig line:
"Wrestlers are better than other athletes because their drive is so pure, because their pursuit is so solitary. So few people outside their circle of fellow wrestlers could ever begin to understand the sacrifices they make in order to simply get on the mat, much less compete and win."
Good interview with the author:
A good book that does good balance of explaining wrestling to the uninitiated without dragging on. I think ESPN needs to drop the "Wrestling 101" segment it usually adds during the NCAA finals. Lets face it, very few viewers are watching who are not wrestling fans and to those who are not fans, 5 minutes is not going to let them appresicate what is going on.