No Forwarding Address - The Cameron Star Project
eBook (PDF), 215 Pages
Aaron Nelson shares memories of his childhood in a violent and drug-controlled household, coming to terms with his sexuality, and how he implemented all of these elements into one recipe to seek success in the world of independent professional wrestling as Cameron Star. He also recalls the time spent with his close personal friend and mentor, the late "Playboy" Buddy Rose. Contributors to this project include current professional wrestlers Jason Sullivan, Quiz, “Heartthrob” Erik Hanson, Skag Rollins and Shane Chung, as they will share their thoughts and opinions on the man who helped evolve what is and is not acceptable in independent professional wrestling, most notably in the Pacific Northwest. A portion of the profits from this project will be donated to support charitable foundations for children.
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Apr 2, 2010I absolutely loved this book. I do know the author on a personal level,however I can review without being biased. This is the first book that Cameron Star has published and I believe he did a great job. It took a lot of courage for him to share his painful child hood memories and to allow readers, in fact strangers to step into his life experiences. I appreciated the details that he gave in the book. I found it to be a good read. I love to read but I am a picky person and its hard for me to find books that I can really get into. I finished this book in one day! I spent my Saturday reading the book and I was amazed. I learned things about one of my best friends I never even knew. I think that certain critics make it their purpose in life to judge people and put others down. It took so much effort on the critics end to find any little thing to complain about, and that was not even necessary. The cold part about it is that this guy did not even buy the book as he stated in his review! So... More > that goes to show you he is a liar off the top! He skimmed a few pages that this website allows you to. Misery loves company and my friend will not join you in your misery Mr. Chicago.... Grow up, Get a life, and learn to be supportive and encouraging. THE DEVIL IS A LIE!!! Cameron thank you for sharing your life with the world! I love you! Be encouraged, Once you book falls into the right hands, you will have a NY Times Best Seller! LOVE YOU HONEY!< Less
Feb 28, 2010Cameron Star is a Pacific Northwest wrestler who was able to be out to his peers and incorporate homoeroticism into his wrestling gig. In contrast to George Takei who had to fight to get his character Sulu to have more lines and status in the "Star Trek" franchise, Star makes it seem like he was calling the shot even though he was just one guy on the mat. I had heard that Vince McMahon had bought out or sank local wrestling, but this book seems to suggest it is alive. I bought this book because I am very intersted in the writings and lives of gay men of color. Cameron Star is gay and of Hawaiian ancestry. He joins Esera Tuaolo and Greg Louganis as gay, Polynesian, athletic autobiographers. However, very little is said about his sexuality or ethnicity. He never explains how he started using the Hawaiian routine on stage. He lived in Oregon and never suggests he spent time in the islands as a youth or was part of a Polynesian community on the mainland. As a gay man of color,... More > does he face exclusion from white gays or straight Polynesians? He never says. I wish he had pondered his life as a double minority more, but he didn't. There is a gender politic here too: almost every man the author meets he has tensions with or dislike of; and almost every woman is his greatest friend. There is a "Will & Grace" vibe in this book. Still, I wonder why the author has so much beef with those of his own gender. The only photo of him is on the cover. I wish there were more photos. I'm not sure why the back cover was in color while the front cover wasn't. The author quotes many famed writers, but he never says anything about a love of books. So where did that come from? I don't want to discourage readers from checking this book out. Go for it; it couldn't hurt. But I wish he would have covered so much more than he did.< Less
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