Ken Patera: Weight of the World (Double Signed – Ken & Kenny)



IN STOCK NOW this is the official autobiography of KEN PATERA – doubly signed! The 460 plus-page book spans the entire career of this super human athlete who crushed competition and broke records everywhere.


DOUBLE SIGNED EDITION BY BOTH KEN PATERA & KENNY CASANOVA – Ken Patera crushed competition and broke records everywhere. He hurled Track & Field shot putters to the side. He pushed to the top of the weightlifting world winning countless medals in the Nationals, Pan Am Games and the Olympics – and was the first American to ever clean & jerk over 500 pounds. In pro wrestling, he main-evented for the AWA as one of Andre the Giant’s biggest foils and held the WWF Intercontinental Title concurrently with the NWA Missouri Championship. These accolades were the results of hard work, but it wasn’t an easy road. With obstacles, injuries, and an intense pressure to succeed, witness the fitness of the “World’s Strongest Man” and just how he handled bearing the “Weight of the World.”


  • Foreword by Ric Flair
  • Guest Passage by Bob Backlund
  • Guest Passage by Brian Blair
  • Guest Passage by Bruce Wilhelm
  • Early Days with HS & College
  • Track & Field Career
  • Weightlifting Career
  • Breaking Records & Winning Medals
  • Developing Goals & Plan Bs
  • Transitioning to Pro Wrestling
  • Vern Gagne & The AWA
  • Breaking roommate Ric Flair into Wrestling
  • Wrestling in WWF, NWA, & around the world
  • Strong Man Competition
  • Problems with the Law
  • Life after Wrestling

“KEN PATERA: WEIGHT OF THE WORLD (Double Signed – Ken & Kenny)”


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Weight 1.2 lbs