Monday, July 16, 2007

Plugola Central: ECW Press Announces 'Chris and Nancy' by Irvin Muchnick, Story of Benoit Murder-Suicide

July 16, 2007 – ECW Press announced today that it has signed author Irvin Muchnick to write a book about the sensational case of wrestler Chris Benoit.
The book, entitled CHRIS AND NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be published in 2008.
Muchnick is author of the hot-selling ECW Press book, WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal (site: http://wrestlingbabylon.com; blog: http://muchnick.net/babylon), and has appeared extensively in media coverage of the Benoit case. The appendix of WRESTLING BABYLON documents the premature deaths of nearly 100 wrestlers over the last generation from drugs and related aspects of the pro wrestling lifestyle. That information has been cited both by commentators and by a member of Congress urging investigation of the billion-dollar pro wrestling industry.
Michael Holmes, senior editor of ECW Press, said: “We are delighted to be publishing what certainly will be the most authoritative and best-written full-length account of the Benoit tragedy and its implications. Irv Muchnick’s WRESTLING BABYLON is both one of the most important and one of the most commercially successful books in our company’s history. We expect CHRIS AND NANCY to break more new ground.”
ECW Press (site: http://ecwpress.com; blog: http://ecwpress.blogspot.com) was recently recognized by Publishers Weekly as one of North America’s fastest growing and most diversified independent publishers.
Information about and updates on CHRIS AND NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death can be followed at http://benoitbook.com.
Media inquiries:

Simon Ware, Publicity Director, ECW Press
(simon@ecwpress.com; tel. 416-694-3348)
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Irvin Muchnick (media@muchnick.net)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mike Superstein said...

I see that you're now screening your blog. Another victory for the First Amendment. But not really surprising considering what a despicable human being you are.
You were fortunate enough to have a book out concerning corruption in the wrestling industry when Chris Benoit died. All of a sudden, there you are all over the tube, stepping on the corpse of Benoit just to sell a few books. Now, you rush out to get a book deal to further exploit the death. You may be fortunate, but you have zero morals. Anything for a buck. Just like your appeal of the literary class action suit. You felt that there wasn't enough money coming your way, so you held up payments to thousands of people to go on your little quest. The newspaper business is crumbling. I've been downsized completely out of my livelihood. The money I had coming would have made a huge difference in holding me over while I get back on my feet. Now I have to wait and wait while this matter is being decided because of 10 greedy, miserable people. You have no concept of the damage you are causing. If this appeal is upheld, you're never going to get a penny from these people. There's nothing worse than being an arrogant know-it-all when you actually know very little. I wish you nothing but bad luck and can only hope that what goes around comes around. Also, when your book comes out, I will protest it with every ounce of my strength. I will write to newspapers, write blogs, and try to expose you every chance I get. I don't need to tell you to go to hell, because I'm sure you already have a waiting reservation.

Mike Superstein

9:07 AM  

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