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Since: 3.10.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
Has anybody read this book by Diana Hart? I looked for it on Amazon, but it's going for over 150.00! I can't believe it's anywhere NEAR that good to spend FIFTY bucks, let alone three times that.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.88
I read parts of it a few years ago - my best friend has it.

The reason it's so much is that the book was pulled from the shelves after parts of it were found to be untrue and libel. So it's a "collector's item".
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Since: 6.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.15
I've got it. It's basically what you'd expect. It starts with a passage about when she realized Davey Boy Smith was ass-raping her after slipping her roofies at night. It's pretty much about how crazy the Hart family is (including Neidhart, Bulldog, Dynamite, et. al.). It's nothing that's not in any other book written about them, just super-sensationalized.

It's a super-quick read, and worth nowhere near 150, or even 20 dollars.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96
    Originally posted by The Goon
    I read parts of it a few years ago - my best friend has it.

    The reason it's so much is that the book was pulled from the shelves after parts of it were found to be untrue and libel. So it's a "collector's item".


A couple things to note.

1. Not only were parts untrue, but ridiculously so.
2. It wasn't on shelves long at all before the Publishers completely pulled it. As a point, libel can be very hard to prove in court and it's very rare for a Publisher to pull it until a verdict is rendered. There had to be some VERY hard evidence that most of the book was a fabrication to justify pulling it as quickly as it was.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
What are Canadian libel laws like? I only ask because I know that in the UK it is easier to get someone on libel than in the US.

Since Canada was part of the empire, maybe their burdens of proof are more like the UK than US?



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Like many things in Canada, it is somewhere between the UK and the US.

I don't know the legal technicalities and language.

What I know is the history. Canadian libel laws diverged from that of Britain when Joseph Howe was sued for libel in Nova Scotia (this would have been in the 1850s) for saying that Her Majesty's Colonial Government was corrupt.

Howe's successful defense was based on convincing the jury that it couldn't be libel if it was true. (At the time not legally a defence) And that attacking the Government of her Majesty was not the same thing as attacking her Majesty. This paved the way for responsible government. (Who quickly softened the libel law.)

It is also part of the tradition of jury nullification in Canada which amongst other things lead to Canada's policies on abortion which were built around the fact that Canadian juries refused to convict Doctors (one in particular) who performed abortions.





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.07
I've read it. It's probably the worst-written wrestling book I've ever seen.

There's a used bookstore that I visit sometimes - they're selling a copy for $50 CDN, I think. If it's still there, I can pick it up for you if you want it, but trust me, you don't really want it.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
I'll take your word for it. Thanks for the feedback!
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