Crazy Is My Superpower
Crazy Is My Superpower

From beloved WWE champion AJ Mendez comes a raw and inspirational memoir about how her greatest weakness became the very means for her success, in the ring and in life.

Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Mendez is a powerhouse - strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn't always the case. Growing up, AJ was a quiet girl trying to act "normal" when she felt anything but. As her family struggled with drug addiction, poverty, and mental illness, she found escape through comic books and video games, inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn't until she discovered the WWE that she learned superheroes could be real.

Determined to become the superhero she'd always needed, AJ trained and sacrificed for years to finally achieve her dream. Yet, she quickly faced industry pressure to play the role of the damsel in distress and dress more provocatively to cater to male fans. But she fought back and created an ass-kicking alter ego that was a genuine representation of herself: nerdy, enthusiastic, and a little bit crazy.

With humor and tremendous heart, AJ opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and gain control over her life. What most people view as a hardship, AJ embraced as inspiration for her superhero persona.

Charting her journey from a scrappy girl in an unstable home to empowered WWE champion, Crazy Is My Superpower is an unflinchingly honest and bravely confessional story about the long road to self-acceptance.

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"AJ Mendez is a stunningly gifted writer. Crazy Is My Superpower is at once breathtakingly honest, hilariously funny, self-deprecating and incredibly inspiring. I absolutely loved every page of this book."

- JULIE KLAM, New York Times bestselling author of Friendkeeping and You Had Me at Woof

"This book is for every young woman who couldn't find a seat at the lunch table. AJ Mendez writes about loneliness, mental illness, and finding her place in the world with genuine vulnerability and perhaps, more important, genuine strength."

- AMY KOPPELMAN, author of A Mouthful of Air, Hesitation Wounds, and I Smile Back

"This women is 5'2 of raw talent, heroic honesty, and gut-busting humor. AJ's story left me both breathless and feeling like I should be jumping up and down shouting, 'Yes, yes oh my god, f**k yes!!!!"

- DEBORAH COPAKEN, New York Times bestselling author of Shutterbabe and The Red Book

"AJ Mendez's candid account of her struggles and success offer young women a wonderful role model regarding how to be yourself, stand up for what you believe in, and embrace the 'crazy'. AJ's story promoted empowerment, not just through physical strength, but through emotional strength as well."

- DR. JEN HARTSTEIN, family psychologist and author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters

"This Compelling memoir, written with heartfelt humor and strength, shows how AJ persevered over circumstances that a lesser human would have been destroyed by. She is truly a superhero."

- CAROLINE RHEA, actor, TV host and stand-up comedian

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