The second-longest reigning Divas champion in WWE history celebrated the release of her book today in both brick-and-mortar and digital e-book stores.
AJ Lee, whose real name is AJ Mendez Brooks, discusses plenty of wrestling and other topics in her 288-page book titled Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed By Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts and Breaking The Rules.
The main theme of the novel is how AJ overcame many difficulties in her life to rise to the highest level of the pro wrestling industry. She details her struggles with feeling like an outsider in a family barely making ends meet and the impact of her mother’s battle with bipolar disorder on her childhood. AJ also opens up about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder herself later in life.The pain of their difficult relationship which still affects AJ to this day is a compelling read.
There is plenty of in-ring action in the book as well. AJ details her start as a trainee in a New Jersey warehouse all the way to her ascension as a feature act on WWE Raw. AJ also briefly mentions her role as a predecessor to the current renaissance in the women’s division, calling for Bayley and the Horsewomen class at NXT at that time to be promoted in her Slammys speech and her tweets to Stephanie McMahon during the #GiveDivasAChance movement.
There is even dirt about her relationships with her husband, CM Punk, and her “other life partner,” Celeste “Kaitlyn” Bonin. The book leaves you with the feeling AJ hopes both WWE fans and others who don’t follow wrestling find their way to her narrative, especially anyone who feels like an outsider in their own life.