Style is matched with content in this tale of the making of a wrestler -- our hard-headed friend Fred Anspach gives us his...

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THE MIGHTY MILO

Style is matched with content in this tale of the making of a wrestler -- our hard-headed friend Fred Anspach gives us his own story of his rise as Honeyboy Hackenschmidt along with the emergence of his teacher as the Mighty Milo in strictly honorable and strictly obvious fashion. It all began for Freddie when a funny looking customer at the supermarket whose diet affected cashier arithmetic adversely asked him to work out with him. Freddie soon found that the monosyllabic, quaint, sweaty Milo was the best wrestler in the world, so the two started wrestling in earnest, Freddie as a straightman, Milo as laughingstock. Alas, Freddie's girl didn't want a cauliflowered husband, so after some dodging he landed in the army (where he wrestled) and afterwards in insurance. Meanwhile, the sensitive Milo achieved glory on TV through the management of a striptease wife who lost her figure on Milo's impossible diet. No longer the laughingstock, Milo is now the villain, with an insured mustache that does the trick. With financial problems and the Mighty Milo staring her in the face, Mrs. Anspach does an about face and sends Freddle off to seek his fortune with Milo in the ring. And it's high time -- the punny vernacular flows thick over the overcooked situations, which in themselves are amusing enough. Strictly set up -- for those who like their holds with groans.

Pub Date: March 22, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Hermitage House

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954