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Author Valentino, Gregg, 1960-

Title Death, drugs, and muscle / Gregg Valentino and Nathan Jendrick
Published Toronto : ECW Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Contents The early years -- The life I almost had -- Mark Wahlberg -- Andrew Crispo -- Steroids 101 -- Meeting Julissa : a lover and a partner -- Learning to live two lives -- Unexpected hold-up -- Saved by an angel -- Carelessly stepping into the dark side -- Tears of my love -- 44th and 11th -- A little help from a friend -- Police assault -- The most important thing -- Samantha -- Losing my pillar of strenght -- Complete betrayal -- The end of one life -- Julissa punks a punk -- A couple of characters in my drama -- When the world ends -- Running on empty -- Little death -- Julissa's ghost -- The end of life as I knew it -- Unlikely celebrity -- On the inside -- Eugene Barbagallo -- Beginning anew -- The Synthol myth -- Media scandals and costly misunderstandings -- A crazy little thing I called Raven -- My life today
Summary "Gregg Valentino once was a man of excess. Owning successful businesses, associating with celebrities, and living with every need met just wasn't enough. He demanded more. More money, more sex, more fame." "Gregg's life, which seemed picture perfect to an outsider, quickly became marred by tragedy and personal demons. Deeply and directly involved with Russian gangsters, Latino street thugs, and an eclectic mix of society's most undesirable characters, Gregg's drug-dealing empire soon came crashing down. Almost executed gangland-style, robbed of his wealth, and losing loved ones to senseless deaths, Gregg is a man who once had it all, lived through his own near destruction, and came back to become the most unlikely of celebrities." "Death, Drugs, and Muscle is the story of Gregg Valentino: infamous for his 28-inch biceps, haunted by his past, rebuilding his future. It's a true tale about one man's fall from grace - from success and wealth - into the deepest, darkest pits of hell on earth. When his friends turned their backs on him, he held to his own street ethics, took the heat, and lost it all. Now he is back on the streets of New York City, having gone from jail cell to silver screen. And because he never wavered from his own moral code, he does so with his head held high. But his memories - of all the death, the drugs, and the muscle - remain forever at the forefront of his mind."--Jacket
Notes Print version record
Subject Valentino, Gregg, 1960-
Bodybuilders -- United States -- Biography.
Doping in sports.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Jendrick, Nathan.
ISBN 1554906806 (electronic bk.)
155490921X (electronic bk.)
9781554906802 (electronic bk.)
9781554909216 (electronic bk.)