This illustrated collection of humorous essays and fun extras celebrates the high and low of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, including his ascent from the heel of the WWF/WWE to his total domination of Hollywood--and our hearts--as a real-deal nice guy. There are three absolute certainties in life: death, taxes, and the awesomeness of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Sporting a proverbial Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, Certified Fresh, The Rock embodies everything we want from our Hollywood superstars--and everything we admire in those who so boldly pursue the American Dream. But how did it all happen? How did a widely loathed professional wrestler become the most famous person in the world? Is it just good timing? Years and years of trial and error? Countless hours in the gym and a winning smile? Or his total mastery of Instagram Stories? For Your Consideration: The Rock looks at the three distinct phases of the legendary man's career, examines the ways in which he has become an off-screen hero to so many, ranks his movies from Awesome to More Awesome, maps out a theoretical road to EGOT, translates the zodiac into movies starring The Rock, breaks down his seven-meals-a-day diet, and much, much more. For Your Consideration is a brand-new series of short, paperback gift books that critically re-evaluates and celebrates undersung, misunderstood, and "low-brow" celebrities. Each book is comprised of short essays that examine a different aspect of the celebrity's work and persona, as well as illustrations and fun extras that tap into the heart of what makes that celebrity so beloved. Series like Little A's Icons, Melville House's The Last Interview, and Continuum's 33 1/3 show that there's an appetite for these kinds of small, giftable books. But For Your Consideration is the first series dedicated to pop culture fans--not cultural snobs. The approach is serious but the execution is fun, entertaining, and insightful. With each book written by a super-fan culture writer. The Rock is a perfect subject for this series: a mega-star who doesn't get serious biographical or critical attention. He's in multiple movies a year, maintains an incredible social media presence (119 million on Instagram, 13.1 million on Twitter), and even inspires presidential election rumors!

Specs

  • 112 pages
  • 5 x 7.5 inches
  • 4 colors
  • paperback

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch
768 kb