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One of the region’s favourite stand-up comedians is now branching out into the world of literature, visiting his days as a professional wrestler for some captivating tales, brilliantly funny moments and revealing a little bit of what life was like for him in the squared circle. Lee Kyle‘s new book Spandex Ballet, published by McKnight & Bishop is out now in paperback and as an e-book available through Amazon here.
Having already touched on moments of his wrestling past in his successful solo show Ultimate Worrier, it’s a wonderful choice for Lee to explore this even further, such is the richness of material he’s able to revisit. For those that wonder what life would be like as a pro wrestler, there are small glimpses of that here, but it’s a real insight into what it’s like to wrestle under the bright lights dreaming of money, stardom and success when you’re not very good at it. While Lee Kyle may not have been the world’s greatest wrestler, he certainly has got ample skill in being able to regale you with a good story; his gift as a crafter of fine jokes shines through too, and there’s an immensely fun read in store. With nine years to be explored, in a period that Lee feels was a wasting his twenties fighting with oddballs, this book isn’t just for wrestling fans; it’s one man’s tale of getting completely swept away in a very strange world, but it’s a riveting world you’ll want to get swept away in too.