I received this book for free in exchange for a review on Blogging For Books.
You may think I’m crazy for actually volunteering to read Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules by former WWE superstar wrestler A.J. Mendez Brooks or as she was professionally known AJ Lee, but the title is deceiving (and the cover is awful). There’s a lot of information and personal pain packed into this little book by this petite, powerhouse of a woman. I was seriously surprised by how much I loved this book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her story.
April Jeanette Mendez was the third child of poverty stricken couple Janet and Robert Mendez. Evicted from there apartments/homes no less than 20 times during her childhood, her family spent a good deal of time living in cars, motels and with very patient relatives. Despite all this, AJ was able to get straight A’s in school and went on to get accepted to NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. At the age of 12 she announced to her brother and dad that someday she would be a WWE wrestler and when art school didn’t work out for her, nothing got in her way to make her dream come true. Not being told she wasn’t pretty enough (actually, they told her no one wanted to have sex with her!) and not her bipolar disorder.
I was seriously surprised by how much I loved this book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her story. If it wasn’t for some of the four letter words (hey…she is a Jersey girl!), I would say every little girl should have this book on her reading list. Every young woman who doubts herself should read this book.
I feel with every ounce of my body, and nothing can stop me from raising my voice. I do not fear fighting for what is right. I do not fear standing up, even if I have to stand alone. I am beautiful when I am confident enough to be ugly. I am stronger when I am vulnerable. And I will never apologize for any of that. There is endless power in giving zero fucks. There is endless power in being a crazy chick. – AJ Mendez
You got the world by the balls, AJ! And for that reason…
I rate this book, 4 out of 4 Beetles!