With his legendary pythons, a swashbuckling mustache and a flair for dramatic comebacks, Hulk Hogan parlayed his skill at athletic wrestling into a huge fan base of Hulkamaniacs and a career in television and film. But that was just his day job — and nobody defines their life by what they do at work. Hogan was more importantly a husband and a father, a family man who loved playing rock & roll as much as he enjoyed being an idol to millions. "Was," because in the past two years Hogan's marriage has dissolved, his son went to jail for felony reckless driving and he even contemplated suicide. But Hulk Hogan is a master of the dramatic comeback — and in his new book, My Life Outside the Ring, Hogan recounts what happened, what parts he's responsible for and how he's ready to move on the next stage in his life. Hogan appears for a book signing only at 7 p.m. at the Central branch of the Saint Louis Public Library (1301 Olive Street; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com). Admission is free, and books for signing (purchased through Left Bank Books only) are $25.99.
Mon., Nov. 2, 2009