Sunday, June 14, 2020

Don't Call Me Fake The Real Story of "Dr. D" David Schultz

The weekend of June 12 - 14th the wife, Wesley, and I spent two nights up in Medway at Pine Grove Campground and Cottages.  We were just looking to get away for a couple nights, enjoy a campfire and some quiet time.  We don't have cell service at the campground and the WiFi doesn't reach the cabin we always rent.  It's great!

Earlier in the week I got my signed copy of Don't Call Me Fake The Read Story of "Dr. D" David Schultz in the mail that I ordered direct from Dr. D after watching his episode of Dark Side of the Ring.  I started reading the book on Friday after we got set up and finished it Sunday morning before we packed up to leave.

Written by David Schultz with John Cosper the book is 470 pages and was published on July 22, 2019.  It has several black and white photos through out the book from his childhood through his life after wrestling and bounty hunting.

The book starts out talking about Shultz childhood growing up and later how he got into the wrestling business.  What his training was like and the early days of traveling the territories across the South and for Stampede in Calgary.  Of course he goes into great detail about the John Stossel 20/20 incident and how it resulted in his departure from not just the WWF (now WWE) but from wrestling.

After wrestling he became a bounty hunter and he goes into great detail about what it takes to be a bounty hunter and several stories.  About half the book is about wrestling and half is about being a bounty hunter.  I found both to be very interesting and exciting. 

Through-out the book there are stories in the book told by stories, friends, and family.  We also get to hear when Schultz has been doing since he left the bounty hunting world as well. I found the book to be a very enjoyable and quick read! 

Friday night when we went to bed my Wesley, who is five, asked me to read the words in my book out loud before bed.  The cabin has a loft with two twin beds and a full size bed.  Wesley and Kate each took a twin and I got the full size bed.  Both Friday and Saturday night I read several pages out loud and both of them enjoyed it.  I didn't have to leave out a few sentences on Saturday night, otherwise it was appropriate.  My wife actually thought it was interesting.

You can order this book on Amazon here or you can order direct from Mr. Schultz like I did to get your own signed copy.  Signed books are $25 in the US or $35 to Canada. Please mail check or money order to David Shults, P.O. Box 24, Henderson, TN 38340. Yes his real name is spelled Schults with and "s" not a Shultz with a "z".

Co-author John Cosper has helped write several other books on wrestlers and wrestling territories as well as some fiction.  You can find more on Amazon here.

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Until next time!!

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