Also like many people his private life was hurt by his business life. Brothers & friends he borrowed money from knowing they may never get a dime back. A wife who knew that she shared Brody with the mistress known as professional wrestling. The amazing parts of the book are Brody's near perfect memory of meetings and business deals long gone and how he was never arrested because of the people he worked with who ended up being shadier than anyone in wrestling. Speaking of shady wrestling people Brody dealt with them from Vince & Linda McMahon, Herb Abrams, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, Tod Gordon, Dory & Marti Funk to the lady wrestlers that worked for Brody for years in his promotions.
As mentioned above Brody worked with the NWA and held their presidency from 1996-2001 and dealt with more things than anyone should ever had to deal with. You think the current backstage politics you read about online are bad, take the time to read this book and you will have new respect for people who stay away from the politics. Swimming With Piranhas is great Christmas gift and can be found on sale at bookstores nationwide and www.howardbrody.com where you can read other reviews and hear interviews with the author.