Unladylike is the first book written about feminism and wrestling - it follows one unlikely woman's journey to becoming an infamous masked wrestler, and honestly retells the life lessons grappling teaches her on the way.
Most wrestling books are about the stars of the industry – this one isn't. Unladylike offers an honest and comedic insight in to the world of independent wrestling from the perspective of one angry, overweight woman following a dream she didn’t know she had. Unladylike is structured around the last five years of my wrestling journey, using it as a backdrop to explore both the hidden and overblown world of wrestling. It also talks about women's bodies; cabaret in Underground post-recession London; forming unlikely friendships; generational ennui; pushing boundaries and personal politics. It is written for both an existing and new wrestling audience in a way that hasn't been attempted before – sitting squarely within the narrative non-fiction genre with influences of both sport writing and feminist thought.
Receiving top-end reviews from readers both from the wrestling and non-wrestling community, Unladylike is a feminist romp like no other.
In May 2020, hardcore legend Mick Foley received Unladylike and was hooked 3 pages in. So started a very surreal and incredibly meaningful Twitter exchange between Heather and the wrestler who inspired her to write a book in the first place.
Mick is a legend of wrestling, having been part of the WWE since the 1990s and also a published author and wrestling commentator in his own right. He is, actually, wrestling God.
Between watching birds in his garden and being an international super star, Mick also found the time to write a review of Unladylike.
The best way to support my book is to buy a copy directly from me.
Please order below and specifiy what you would like (£2.00 for shipping will be added).
E book £5.00
Signed copy of book £15.00
Signed copy of book with a print of artwork by Jules Scheele £20.00
Print of Jules Scheele's illustrations (A4) £5.00 each
On the 9th of August myself and homeslices' Pro Wrestling EVE sat on a sofa and I talked about how great wrestling was, and forgot to mention my book.