A book from the retired wrestler known as AJ Lee, AJ Brooks, will be released on April 4, 2017. It is titled “Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules.”
Promotional material for the book says it will be “a literary memoir chronicling her unlikely rise from 100-pound nerd growing up in extreme poverty and enduring years of abuse, to international sex symbol and professional wrestling champion (known as AJ Lee) who fought against stereotypes, forced the men in her industry to view her with respect, and inspired a huge fan base of over 2 Million Twitter followers with her fierce independent streak.”
Here are behind the scenes photos of the former WWE Diva’s cover shoot for the book.
Guess what I did yesterday. First hint, not your mom. pic.twitter.com/fMar4tfbSQ
— AJ Mendez Brooks (@TheAJMendez) July 15, 2016
Cover shoot in Chicago for @AJBrooks book cover w fab photog @anthonytahlier & my lil helper #crazyismysuperpower pic.twitter.com/gboDb7K13Y
— Lisa Leshne (@LeshneAgency) July 14, 2016
Brooks began her professional wrestling career on the New Jersey independent circuit in 2007, where she performed as Miss April, notably in Women Superstars Uncensored. She signed with WWE in 2009 and spent two years in its developmental system, Florida Championship Wrestling, before she was called up to the main roster. Meanwhile, she took part in season three of NXT in 2010 and placed third in the competition.
In 2012, Brooks rose to prominence through several storylines, such as relationships with wrestlers who feuded over WWE’s world championships, along with a three-month stint as the General Manager of Raw. In subsequent years, she won the Divas Championship a record-tying three times. She also won the Diva of the Year Slammy Award twice (2012 and 2014), and was voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Woman of the Year for an unprecedented three consecutive years (2012–2014). She retired from in-ring competition in 2015.
Brooks recently put the finishing touches on her book.
Looking over art and putting the finishing touches on my brain baby. Are brain kegels a thing? pic.twitter.com/spPitAzLDa
— AJ Mendez Brooks (@TheAJMendez) June 30, 2016