I Ain't Got Time to Bleed
Reworking the Body Politic From the Bottom upBook - 1999
When he left the Navy SEALs to become a professional wrestler for WWF, fans knew him as "Jesse The Body." When he picked up the microphone as a TV commentator and hard-hitting radio talk-show host, he became "Jesse The Mouth." And now that this big, body-slamming, straight-talking, charismatic hero is in the Minnesota governor''s office, you had better call him "Jesse The Mind." In a brand-new edition of I Ain''t Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up , the blockbuster hit that spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Jesse Ventura has added an exclusive new chapter in which he speaks candidly for the first time about his controversial first year in office and about Campaign 2000. He also reveals the secrets of his stunning electoral success and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. JESSE THE BODY:"I broke new ground in wrestling in a lot of different ways. That''s why I can''t work in the business today. I''ve been banned because I''m known as a rebel."JESSE THE MOUTH:"I quickly became even more popular behind the microphone than I was on the mat, but I was no less outrageous.""I''m loved by some, I''m hated by others, but what the hell - they all know who I am."JESSE THE MIND:"I found out the hard way that whenever you take a stand on an issue, not matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it.""I can see a Minnesota that''s even better than the one we have now?And I want to show the rest of the nation and the rest of the world what''s possible when good people take a stand.""To all Americans who have lost faith in the American Dream, I''m living proof that it''s still alive and well."In an inimitable voice, Ventura takes on bloated government, career politicians, and apathetic voters. He tells the wildly colorful story of his six years as part of the Navy''s most formidable elite ("A SEAL will defy death at least twice a week"), his nights in the pro-wrestling ring, and his experiences on radio and in films like Predator and Batman and Robin. Born James George Janos in Minneapolis, this towering figure of a man has never forgotten his roots ("I stand for the common man because I am the common man") as he journeys through one extraordinary career after another. Ventura holds nothing back ("If I had told you this story twenty years ago, I could have gotten myself into a world of hurt"), as he tells the story of his life as only he can.Ventura''s popularity is astounding. He has been featured on every major national television news and talk show, and the hardcover edition of I Ain''t Got Time to Bleed sold a remarkable 185,000 copies and appeared on bestseller lists across the nation, including Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Amazon.com, and Ingram. Ventura will also be a major pundit during 2000''s upcoming presidential campaign. I Ain''t Got Time to Bleed is Rocky meets Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - a book that will challenge readers'' ideas of traditional government as it introduces them to one of politics'' most ferocious new heroes."Ventura tells the remarkable story of how he became who he is...He''s not afraid to point a finger at everyone from the political parties to the media to nonvoters...His book is entertaining and provocative, just like its author." --San Antonio Express-News"The fascinating tale of his circuitous rise from goof-off kid, to Navy SEAL, to L.A. biker, to professional wrestler, to movie actor, to governor of Minnesota...He''s a lot of fun to watch." --The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette"Ventura lays out his views on pressing political concerns of the day, including taxes, education, gun control, welfare and other hot-button issues. He also details his storied progression from the Navy''s most elite squad to the Minnesota governor''s mansion." --The Washington Post"Ventura fan or not, any reader can appreciate the story of this man''s desire to unseat ''the old boy network'' and engage the people...so entertaining that readers might forget, temporarily, that he''s a celebrity politician." --Publishers Weekly"As for Ventura, whatever it is he is doing, it works, and that couldn''t be more evident than in his autobiography...the classic boy-makes-good story." --The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed. --
Branch Call Number: 977.6053092 Ventu
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Characteristics: 208 p. : ill.
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