SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Journey with Don Savage, pro wrestler and high school teacher, as he experiences the ups and downs in the world of professional wrestling in his new memoir “Carpenter: A Personal Look At Professional Wrestling” (published by iUniverse).
In wrestling, a carpenter is an opponent for wrestling superstars, the “other guy.” It was his job to help them build their skills and their popularity. “Being a carpenter wasn’t a bad way to pursue my wrestling career,” Savage writes. “I got plenty of work and the money was decent.”
An excerpt from “Carpenter”:
“It was not my intention in writing ‘Carpenter’ to provide an expose on the professional wrestling business. I’d have to get in line to do that. I wanted to share some of my experiences over 20 years of taking bumps as a full-time/ part-time wrestler. Some of these experiences were fun, some were not much fun, some were happy, and some were sad. In 20 years I met a lot of personalities, traveled many miles, and encountered good and bad situations.”
“Carpenter,” Savage believes, shows a different side of professional wrestling than the usual sensationalized superstar biographies.
About the Author
Don Savage officially retired from education in 1996, although he continued to do some consulting for the Grossmont School District.
In his 35 years as a contract employee, he taught English speech, and math. In addition, Savage coached football, wrestling, basketball, baseball and water polo. He was a counselor and part-time administrator.
Savage now lives in San Diego’s Mission Valley and is part owner of an East San Diego County restaurant. He’s doing some traveling and working on his next book, “So, You Want to Teach and Coach.”
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