No Is a Four-Letter Word
Three-time New York Times bestselling author and six-time WWE champion Chris Jericho shares 20 of his most valuable lessons for achieving your goals and living the life you want, jam-packed with fantastic stories and the classic off-the-wall, laugh-out-loud Jericho references he's famous for, with a foreword by Paul Stanley.Chris Jericho has known what he wanted out of life since he was a teenager: to be a pro wrestler and to be in a rock 'n' roll band. Most of his high school friends felt that he lacked the tools necessary to get into either, but Chris believed in himself. With the wise words of Master Yoda echoing through his head ("Do or do not. There is no try."), he made it happen. As a result, Chris has spent a lifetime doing instead of merely trying, managing to achieve his dreams while learning dozens of invaluable lessons along the way.No Is a Four-Letter Word distills more than two decades of showbiz wisdom and advice into twenty easy-to-carry chapters. From developing a strong work ethic thanks to WWE chairman Vince McMahon, remembering to always look like a star from Gene Simmons of KISS, learning to let it go when the America's Funniest Home Videos hosting gig goes to his rival, adopting a sense of perpetual reinvention from the late David Bowie, making sure to sell himself like his NHL-legend father Ted Irvine taught him, or going the extra mile to meet Keith Richards (with an assist from Jimmy Fallon), Chris has learned countless lessons during his decades-long career. Now, in the hopes that those same principles might help and inspire his legions of fans, Chris has decided to share them while recounting the fantastic and hilarious stories that led to the birth of these rules. The result is a fun, entertaining, practical, and inspiring book from the man with many scarves but only one drive: to be the best. After reading No Is a Four-Letter Word, you'll discover that you might have what it takes to succeed as well...you just need to get out there and do it. That's what Jericho would do.

No Is a Four-Letter Word Details

TitleNo Is a Four-Letter Word
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 29th, 2017
PublisherDa Capo Press
ISBN-139780306825057
Rating
GenreBiography, Nonfiction

No Is a Four-Letter Word Review

  • Stacy Fetters
    January 1, 1970
    "I'm sure if I said I wanted to be an astronaut and a pharmacist or the premier of Manitoba and a rodeo clown, my friends probably wouldn't have batted an eye. But to say I had dreams of playing rock'n'roll and being a WWE champion made me look like Donald Trump in a windstorm... really stupid." Chris Jericho is the Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla! The coffee boy! The g.o.a.t. Man!! And one hilarious mofo. This was my first experience with one of his books and I immediately want to buy his others. "I'm sure if I said I wanted to be an astronaut and a pharmacist or the premier of Manitoba and a rodeo clown, my friends probably wouldn't have batted an eye. But to say I had dreams of playing rock'n'roll and being a WWE champion made me look like Donald Trump in a windstorm... really stupid." Chris Jericho is the Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla! The coffee boy! The g.o.a.t. Man!! And one hilarious mofo. This was my first experience with one of his books and I immediately want to buy his others. What made me automatically love this book was meeting him in NY during BEA. He signed my book and gushed over my tattoos. That's the type of man you need representing your company. With this book you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll get the sudden urge to listen to someone pee while hiding in a stall. You will never, eeeevvvveeerrr read anything this entertaining agayn!!
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  • David
    January 1, 1970
    I pre-ordered NO IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD sight unseen—literally; it didn't have a cover—months ago. It was Chris Jericho's fourth book. That's all I needed to know. While NO is autobiographical, it's Jericho's fourth book only insofar as it's the fourth book he's written. It doesn't follow the more-or-less linear trajectory of his previous three memoirs, charting his course through wrestling, music, and life.But that's appropriate. Like Jericho, NO is a reinvention of Jericho's writing formula. Pa I pre-ordered NO IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD sight unseen—literally; it didn't have a cover—months ago. It was Chris Jericho's fourth book. That's all I needed to know. While NO is autobiographical, it's Jericho's fourth book only insofar as it's the fourth book he's written. It doesn't follow the more-or-less linear trajectory of his previous three memoirs, charting his course through wrestling, music, and life.But that's appropriate. Like Jericho, NO is a reinvention of Jericho's writing formula. Part memoir, part self-help guide, part motivational tool, the book consists of 20 life lessons and the events and people that drove the lesson home. Chapter 2, The Jericho Principle, is about believing in yourself even—especially—when no one else will. Other chapters espouse the virtue of eliminating sources of negativity, enjoying small moments, and my personal favorites, committing to and seizing opportunities.It's one thing to read a self-help book and take its lessons for test drives. It's another thing to know that a bona fide superstar like Chris Jericho has had its share of ups and downs, but has still become a success story. Jericho's wit, hilarious pop-culture references, and conversational writing style are all on display and used effectively in NO, but what really sells the book is his candor. Sure, Jericho became the first undisputed world's champion, and he's enjoyed great success in music as well, but not everything he's touched has turned to gold. What makes NO work is Jericho's readiness to admit when things didn't work out, and what he learned from those occasions—lessons arguably even more important than what he learned when things did go his way.While I was hoping Jericho would dig into stories like his best friendship with Kevin Owens, the fulcrum of his most recent run in WWE, NO IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD ended up being so much more than a collection of wrestling anecdotes. Jericho's grounded, self-deprecating personality sold me on every lesson and every page.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    I first became aware of Chris Jericho through his wrestling career with the WWE, then his music career with his band, Fozzy, and then his podcast, Talk is Jericho. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he seems like a pretty nice guy. (Spoiler alert: the heel he plays on the WWE is just a character!) No Is a Four-Letter Word is a fun read that combines Jericho's signature humor with some pretty deep life lessons. In this book, he shares his personal failures as well as successes, and advice o I first became aware of Chris Jericho through his wrestling career with the WWE, then his music career with his band, Fozzy, and then his podcast, Talk is Jericho. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he seems like a pretty nice guy. (Spoiler alert: the heel he plays on the WWE is just a character!) No Is a Four-Letter Word is a fun read that combines Jericho's signature humor with some pretty deep life lessons. In this book, he shares his personal failures as well as successes, and advice on how to learn from one's mistakes in order to succeed in life, whether professionally or personally. There's something here for everyone: each chapter is filled with anecdotes from the wrestling world as well as the music business. I had the opportunity to meet Chris at BookExpo earlier this year, and I was struck by how attentive he was with each of his fans who were at his signing. As I mentioned, I had been aware of him peripherally before. After having met him and now reading and enjoying his book, I'm definitely a full-fledged fan now.
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  • Mike Seiber
    January 1, 1970
    Although not at all what I was expecting, this was a very entertaining book. I twas thinking it was another look at his career and picking up at the end of his last book as the prior three books had done. Instead, this was more of a self help book that broke down ways to improve yourself and succeed using only Jericho's wit and humor as a guide. It did include new stories from his days on the road and was highly entertaining, including giving me some ideas to improve myself. So in that, it was a Although not at all what I was expecting, this was a very entertaining book. I twas thinking it was another look at his career and picking up at the end of his last book as the prior three books had done. Instead, this was more of a self help book that broke down ways to improve yourself and succeed using only Jericho's wit and humor as a guide. It did include new stories from his days on the road and was highly entertaining, including giving me some ideas to improve myself. So in that, it was a success.
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  • Lance Lumley
    January 1, 1970
    I have read all of Jericho's book, and even wrote a review of his last one for Slam Sports in Canada. You would think after writing 3 books that Jericho would run out of exciting stories, but that's not the case. This book is a success manual, unlike his other books that dealt with his wrestling life. There are wrestling stories in this, along with his journeys with his band and being a podcaster. There is humor, along with great name references throughout. For an in depth review, go to my page I have read all of Jericho's book, and even wrote a review of his last one for Slam Sports in Canada. You would think after writing 3 books that Jericho would run out of exciting stories, but that's not the case. This book is a success manual, unlike his other books that dealt with his wrestling life. There are wrestling stories in this, along with his journeys with his band and being a podcaster. There is humor, along with great name references throughout. For an in depth review, go to my page at :https://lancewrites.wordpress.com/201...
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  • Aristidis Marousas
    January 1, 1970
    Fun read with some good life lessons to make note of and to try and incorporate in your own life!I'd say it's a bit heavier on the fun stories, so as long as you have measured expectations you will enjoy this book.
  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    His books are always entertaining. He also does give some sound advice. If you like Chris Jericho, at all, you really should read his books. He writes as if he is speaking, it's a lot of fun.
  • Tony Christ
    January 1, 1970
    Different from his other autobiographies. There are great stories here about believing in yourself.
  • Daniel Clark
    January 1, 1970
    Always enjoy his stories. The format was not as strong as the previous books. It was an interesting concept but nothing too profound came from it. A nice fun ride.
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