Death Clutch

Death Clutch

My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival

By Brock Lesnar; Paul Heyman

William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062023117, 210pp.

Publication Date: June 2012


He is the biggest pay-per-view attraction in the world. He is "the Baddest Dude on the Planet." He is Brock Lesnar.

For countless fans of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, Brock Lesnar has long been known for his freakish athleticism, mind-blowing speed, and meteoric rise to the top. Yet despite the fame and fortune that have come with his enormous success, Brock has shunned the media, choosing instead to remain intensely private about his life and his accomplishments. Now, for the first time, he tells his remarkable story in his own words, describing the journey from his South Dakota farm boy roots to the most popular pay-per-view attraction in the world.

In Death Clutch, Brock opens up about what it takes not only to succeed in the world's fastest-growing sport but to become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. He also speaks candidly about the illness that nearly killed him, how it changed him as a fighter and a man, and how it shaped his will to survive. In the end, Brock holds nothing back in this revealing, raw, and ultimately redemptive tale of determination and domination.

About the Author
Brock Lesnar is the only athlete in history to win the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Championship, and the WWE and UFC World Heavyweight Championship titles. He is married and lives with his wife and children in rural Minnesota.

Paul Heyman is best known for his career in professional wrestling as a promoter and on-air personality. He blogs on and is the founder of the "Looking 4 Larry" ad agency in New York City.

Chelsea Handler is an accomplished stand-up comic and actress, as well as the bestselling author of "My Horizontal Life." She is the star of her own late-night show on E!, "Chelsea Lately;" was one of the stars of "Girls Behaving Badly;" has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with David Letterman;" and has starred in her own half-hour Comedy Central special. Chelsea makes regular appearances in comedy clubs across America and lives in Los Angeles.