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My Life Against the Ropes

By Linda Hogan

My Life Against the Ropes By Linda Hogan


Linda Hogan helped create a billion dollar empire during her 20+ year marriage to the most famous wrestler in the world, Hulk Hogan. But behind the scenes of their very public life, including their hit reality show Hogan Knows Best, was a very different personal story—filled with secrets, deception, cheating and even worse than she could have imagined.  Now, for the very first time, one of the entertainment industry’s most famous ex-wives speaks from the heart about what the ‘real’ reality of life before, during and after the Hulk years was like for her and her two famous children, Brooke and Nick.

In WRESTLING THE HULK: My Life Against the Ropes (William Morrow; on-sale June 28, 2011; hardcover, $25.99), Linda tears the curtain down and shows readers that there is more to her life than meets the eye—exposing the truths behind her successes, her struggles and how she ultimately achieved happiness in the wake of pain.

Meeting Hulk Hogan.  Just days after seeing him on the big screen opposite Stallone in Rocky III, Linda meets her match at a club in her California hometown. The story of their first encounter and how he bared it all without warning sets the stage for what’s to come. As Hulk’s career takes off, Linda sits ringside and stayed by his side over the next two decades. Together, they built a life, a family and an empire. As Hulk’s popularity skyrocketed, Linda’s loyalty never wavered. She juggled Hulk’s brand, managed their finances and was a dedicated mother and wife.

Two decades after they wed, Linda found herself pinned in a corner when she learned of her husband’s affair with a younger woman.  As she struggled with this crushing realization, she found herself thrust even further into the public eye when her son was involved in a devastating car accident. Linda’s personal life soon became the target of an ambush of harsh criticism and relentless speculation by the media.

In her deeply revealing memoir WRESTLING THE HULK Linda shares for the first time the darker side of her life with Hulk Hogan—infidelity, lies and a family at its breaking point.

After years of being “Mrs. Hulk Hogan,” Linda tells her readers about the struggles and triumphs as well as how she stepped out of her husband’s formidable shadow in a big way.  She did what most men do after a divorce by dating someone far younger than herself.  Linda represents a new breed of women who prove you can live and love again at middle age. She continues to persevere–even under the spotlight and pressure of close media attention–and understands that divorce is not the end. As readers will discover, this is only the beginning for Linda.


Linda Hogan is a California girl that has become a television personality, entrepreneur, animal activist and mother of two. Linda starred on the hit VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best.  During her twenty-four year marriage to Hulk Hogan, they raised two children and built a billion dollar family name. Linda dealt with the media and the effects of stardom for nearly all of her marriage with the Hulk, but she became part of a media frenzy when her son’s horrible car accident sparked a series of hardships that lead to Linda and Hulk’s divorce. Now single, Linda is starting over and enjoying a new and exciting relationship with a younger man, and she is embracing this new chapter in her life.

WRESTLING THE HULK; My Life Against the Ropes

By Linda Hogan

Hardcover, $25.99; ISBN: 9780062030207

E-Book, $20.99; ISBN: 9780062092397

Publication date: June 28, 2011


Posted by on June 2nd, 2011