By Jimmy (Big Boy)
as told to
Pink Boas, Spangly
Tights, Dangly Earrings, and Now…Governor of Minnesota – WHAT A GUY!
“Abandoned by his mother at birth, little Clifford Oxnard grows up in south
Minneapolis, tormented by bullies and chased by big dogs until an encounter with
the Wild Man of Borneo and a mail-order body-building course changed his life.
Transformed into the six-foot-four 300-pound he-man Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, he
enlists in the U.S. Navy’s elite Walrus program and is trained to use
explosives, speak in code, navigate unfamiliar terrain, and know the darkness of
the human heart – and is sent to Vietnam.
In Vietnam, his Walrus unit vanquishes hordes of Viet Cong, fighting off tanks
and artillery and even the Lost Squadron of the Rising Sun (the last surviving
Japanese unit from World War II), assisted by Jimmy’s defector buddy, Victor
Charlie, better know as The Rodent.
Returning to the States, Jimmy finds his way to Alaska, “man’s country,” where,
after a few wrong turns, he joins a professional wrestling troupe, replacing the
Duke of Dubuque and the Dauphin Louis de Louie, embarking on a career that takes
him to the pinnacle of International World Wrestling, bringing him fame and
fortune and introducing him to his hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But it also
brings him into conflict with a dangerous death-dealing foe who stalks him
Raw, Explosive, Steamy, marked by searing action and bold thought, Me
stands head, shoulders, and torso above Dan Quayle’s Standing Erect, New
Gingrich’s Things I Finally Figured Out, and Colin Powell’s My Trips
Around the U.S.”
with dust jacket is new. Copyright Viking Penguin, 1999. Retail price
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