Crazy Is My Superpower - A. J. Mendez

Crazy Is My Superpower

By A. J. Mendez

  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 159 Ratings


The New York Times Bestseller

Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Mendez Brooks is a powerhouse—strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn’t always the case. With humor and tremendous heart, she opens up for the first time about her harrowing struggle to understand her demons and the diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life.

Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I’ve been labeled—SHORT, NERDY, SKINNY, WEAK, IMPULSIVE, UGLY, TOMBOY, POOR, REBEL, LOUD, FREAK, CRAZY—turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn’t become successful in spite of them. I became successful because of them.
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, and was inspired by the tough and unconventional female characters. It wasn’t until she discovered pro wrestling that she learned superheroes could be real.
Determined to become the superhero she’d always admired, AJ trained and sacrificed for years to achieve her dream of wrestling professionally. Yet she quickly faced industry pressure to play the role of the damsel in distress and to 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 the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life. What most people view as a hardship, AJ embraced as inspira­tion for her superhero persona, shattering the stigma attached to mental illness.
Charting her journey from a scrappy girl in an unstable home to an empowered wrestling champion, Crazy Is My Superpower is an un­flinchingly honest story and brave confessional about her long road to self-acceptance.


  • Amazing

    By Desirae&Shelly11
    Literally the best book ever. It is insanely hilarious, and inspirational. It proves that no matter what happens in life you can still fulfill your dreams. AJ Mendez you are amazing and incredibly talented in so many ways.
  • ❤️

    By vivafierce!
    She is amazing!!
  • Very great book

    By lovelyyyscar
    It is one of the best books I have read.
  • this book was cool man

    By Brynn Cena
  • Terrible

    By Eric "Lug" Serrano
    Save your money

    By Thatwweaj
  • Piece of art.

    By Bennet18
    Beautiful book thank you April for sharing your life in a book with us. You have inspired me even more. We love you very much! Btw please anyone who knows this amazing chick give the book a chance, I didn't like reading till I read this(in a week) it's truly amazing.
  • Great Read

    By fireal687
    Fun book for wrestling fans, but seems to have something missing. Her bouts with her childhood and mental illness are honest and inspirational. I hope to learn more about April in another book.
  • Awesome read, learned a lot.

    By SolarSamurai
    I usally write these addressing the Author by name, but I am not sure which of the many names she has used, would be best, so I will use the name I relate to most, AJ. This I thought would be a book about wrestling/sports entertainment, and it was, but if that is all you take away from this, shame on you. Honestly this book is about hope, and dreams, and how easily Mental Illness can side track your dreams. I was a fan before of AJ, I leave a fan of Miss Brooks. I also leave with the hope that my next BiPolar cycle, can be managed, Thank you!
  • Crazy is my superpower 😍

    By King100293883
    This has been one of my favorite books, I can't wait to read it when it officially comes out. I can tell it's gonna be so good!!!!