My Recommendations

January 10, 2024

Following a question from a reader, I thought I’d share some recommendations from among the 250+ books I’ve reviewed on the site, broken into a few categories.

The Must Haves

These are books that every wrestling fan should own:

Hidden Gems

These are books which I particularly enjoyed but have either been forgotten or didn’t get as much buzz for some reason:

Niche Topics

These books cover a specific wrestler, period or region. They may not be for everyone but are definitely worthwhile if you have any interest in the topic:

Hard to Find

These books are worth reading but not readily available through major distributors. While not worth paying ridiculous money for, keep an eye out for these on the used market, through independent publishers, or through… other… electronic means:


  • Jason Presley January 10, 2024 at 2:36 pm

    Drawing Heat is also available from Crowbar Press.

    • jnlisterwriting January 12, 2024 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks – have updated the post.

  • Rob January 13, 2024 at 3:06 am

    Going to respectfully disagree on McIntyre’s. I was extremely disappointed with that book. It felt like an extended wikipedia article. I actually just skimmed the last 60-80 pages as I was done with that book.