Book Review: ‘4 Ever: A Look Behind the Curtain’ by Arn Anderson

Since Arn Anderson is one of my favorite wrestlers of all-time, I’ve always wanted to pick up this book and read it. Sure, it’s over twenty years old but it did come out just after he retired and it covers his in-ring career.

Arn is a great storyteller and he doesn’t really hold back here. My only complaint is that this feels like it should be a much larger book.

While it covers the big moments in Arn’s life and career up until 1997 or so, there are a lot of angles and feuds I would’ve liked to read about that were left out.

He gets into his relationship with Ric Flair and the formation of the Four Horsemen. He also goes into some detail about his time in the WWF and his return to WCW but there are so many stories that could’ve been told and added into this too thin book.

Still, for fans of the man, this is certainly worth reading. Luckily, he gets into much more detail about his career on his podcast, which I’d suggest that people listen to. It’s one of the better ones out there on the insides of the wrestling business.

Rating: 6.75/10
Pairs well with: other wrestling biographies, as well as books about the territory days.

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