Coupon
Andre the Giant : Life and Legend
by Box Brown


Overview -

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in "The Princess Bride" and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $17.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 37 copies from $3.05
 
 
 

Customers Also Bought

More About Andre the Giant by Box Brown
 
 
 
Overview

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in "The Princess Bride" and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant.

Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in" Andre the Giant, " the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596438514
  • ISBN-10: 1596438517
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publish Date: May 2014
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 0.72 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Nonfiction - General
Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Literary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-04-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Cartoonist Brown (The Survivalist) uses professional wrestling’s complex narrative devices in this biography, which pulls back the curtain on Andre the Giant (Andre Rousimoff), one of the industry’s most well-known figures. Brown tells Andre’s life story using both narrative and recollections by Andre’s contemporaries, blurring the line between what’s real and what’s just part of the show, mirroring the tradition of professional wrestling. Although he enjoyed worldwide fame, Andre’s life was hardly glamorous: he was on the road for long stretches, boozing and fighting at local dives; he suffered an array of health issues due to his immense size (he was 7’4” and weighed over 500 pounds); and he frequently felt isolated due to his enormity. Brown’s simple, blocky art keeps the story front and center, and the down-to-earth tone allows him to avoid demonizing or lionizing his subject. An engaging biography of a literally larger-than-life character. (May)

 
BAM Customer Reviews