Mr. Rahman's Reading Blog

My reading blog for the 2015-2016 school year.

Mr. Rahman's Awesome review of Daniel Bryan's autogiography.

Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania - Daniel Bryan, Craig Tello

Daniel Bryan's "Yes: My Improbable Journey to the Main of Event of Wrestlemania" is an autobiography written by Mr. Bryan and his friend Joe Horwitz. The book chronicles the life of professional wrestler Daniel Bryan on his journey from starting out as a wrestler to becoming one of the most well-known in the world. The major characters in the book are Bryan, himself, his best friends Gabe Sapolski and Japanese wrestler Yushi Okado. The book takes place all over the world, starting in his home state of Washington, spanning all across America, and even in continents such as Europe and Asia. The major conflict in Bryan's life seems to be when he gets to the World Wrestling Entertainment, the largest wrestling company in the world. They refused to recognize his popularity and keep him in smaller scenes, but because of the fans backlash, Bryan was turned into the biggest star in the world, starring in the main event of the Super Bowl of wrestling. The major theme throughout Daniel's life is how to presevere regardless of circumstances. There were many instances in his life where he could have given up, such as after his father's death, but he kept on working hard and now will be remembered as one of the best ever.


I would recommend this book to my peers, however with a few comments. I liked how east to read the book was, the vocabulary was fairly simple. I was able to read the book over two days in two sittings and there was plenty of action and comedy throughout his adventures to keep me entertained. However, I felt the book was way too short. There were many aspects of Daniel's life, especially his younger days when he was learning how to wrestle that I would like to learn more about. Another opinion I have, which might not be fair is that I seemed to like Bryan less after I read his book. I did not find him as ambitious as the story suggests. there were many times throughout his story Bryan would tell the reader how he often he was scared to be ambitious. Specifically, there was one time he could have asked the owner of WWE for more money on his contract, since he deserved it, but Bryan was so happy to have a job, that he forgot to. Overall though, Bryan's journey is unique and I recommend any wrestling or non-wrestling fan should read it. 

How Awesome The Giver Is

The Giver - Lois Lowry, Ron Rifkin

This book is really cool.