Saturday, February 2, 2013

WRITER’S DIGEST AWARDS FOR BLACK PRINCE – MY LIFE IN BODYBUILDING, BY ROBBY ROBINSON



WHEN I FIRST HAD THE VISION TO WRITE ''THE BLACK PRINCE; MY LIFE IN BODYBUILDING: MUSCLE VS HUSTLE'' - MEMOIRS OF ROBBY ROBINSON -- I HAD A DREAM OF SOMETHING BIGGER -- 
I WANTED IT BE THE BEST BODYBUILDING BOOK EVER

OVER OF ROBBY ROBINSON'S BOOK "THE BLACK PRINCE; MY LIFE IN BODYBUILDING: MUSCLE VS HUSTLE" ▶ www.robbyrobinson.net/books.php
COVER OF ROBBY ROBINSON'S BOOK
"THE BLACK PRINCE; MY LIFE IN BODYBUILDING: MUSCLE VS HUSTLE"
www.robbyrobinson.net/books.php
NOW I REALIZE, 
THE ONLY LIMIT
TO WHAT YOU CAN HAVE IN YOUR LIFE
IS THE SIZE OF YOUR IMAGINATION
AND YOUR COMMITMENT
TO MAKING IT A REALITY

20th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards
Entry TitleThe Black Prince
Author: Robby Robinson
Judge Number: 29
Books were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.
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  • Structure and Organization: 5 
  • Grammar: 
  • Production Quality and Cover Design: 5          
  • Plot (if applicable): N/A 
  • Character Development (if applicable): N/A
What did you like best about this book?
I've never been interested in bodybuilding, but this book held me to the end.  I was especially interested in his comments about food, supplements, and elements like salt and potassium.  Because I've lived a life fraught with allergy, I have massive amounts of prednisone in my system; though I've declined to take any more, the skin on my arms is so fragile that I constantly bleed under it.
His audience at the '75 Mr. World was amazing.  Pimps in floor-length fur coats and fedoras?   Ladies of the evening in miniskirts and very high heels?  That's not the audience I would have predicted; but it was at this show, where he won several awards, that he realized how much steroid use was in operation with the other competitors.
Robby is a fascinating character.  I  hope he'll write a book for new bodybuilders with advice about food and other aspects of self-care.
How can the author improve this book?
Robby, I don't have a lot of criticism of this book.  Whether you or an editor put it together, your story is compelling.  If I were writing this book, I would take out some of the angry Weider references; but they are certainly not fatal.  I hope you're giving some free copies to gyms and Boys Clubs
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WE HAVE NOW TURNED THE BLACK-PRINCE OVER TO AMAZON.COM. THEY WILL HANDLE ALL THE MAILING OF PAPER COVER BOOK AND E-BOOK HANDLED BY KINDLE. THEY WILL ALSO BE HANDLING THE DVD'S - BUILT AND MASTER CLASS. 



IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET YOUR PERSONAL AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ''THE BLACK PRINCE'', PLEASE CONTACT ME AT info@robbrobinson.net - $19.99 PLUS S/H. YOU CAN ALSO  OBTAIN YOUR OWN COPY BY GOING TO MY WEB-STORE www.robbyrobinson.net

DIRECT LINK TO ORDER YOUR PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED BOOK:

PEACE, ROBBY

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  • BUILT- Instructional Double DVD - Robby's philosophy on bodybuilding, training and healthy lifestyle, and his old-school workout approach
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  • Robby's CONSULTATION Services to answer your questions about bodybuilding, old school training and healthy lifestyle - ▶ www.robbyrobinson.net/consultation.php
  • Read about RR's training and life experience, about other legends of Golden Era of bodybuilding and what really happened behind the scenes of Weider's empire - in RR's BOOK "The BLACK PRINCE; My Life in Bodybuilding: Muscle vs. Hustle" -
    www.robbyrobinson.net/books.php

© ROBBY ROBINSON
▶ www.robbyrobinson.net
▶ info@robbyrobinson.net

30 comments:

harrysmatical said...

Just to mention that blue letters on black fond are not well readable...
I am sure that the books will be a success.especially if Robby promotes them aggresively...

Anonymous said...

I am proud of Robby's success with this book. His angry comments about Weider fit my sentiments exactly. I found the book immensely enjoyable.
Dr. Stan

harrysmatical said...

I don't know much about the dispute between Robby & Weider or Arnold,but I am against animosity & hard feelings..
As Robby says .. " peace"..
Maybe he should take the initiative & reconcile with Weider & Arnold.
In fact,Robby can be the ideal coach to bring Arnold back in shape...

harrysmatical said...

Here is my new avatar,a better photo of the statue of Poseidon...

Perhaps Dr. Stan & Robby would like to judge it by bodybuiilding standards....

A Torres said...

Robby, I had the privileged to meet you at the masters show in Miami in December 2011. I told you that day and will say it again: I read your book 5 times! You book has inspired me in many aspects of my life. This is the best bodybuilding book and I recommend everyone to read it.

AT

Anonymous said...

I was amazed by how well this book sold, particularly to non-bodybuilders. When he mentions some of the negative things he glosses over what he really could have said. I can tell you factually that the NPC/Weider organization bankrupted my life as well as my reputation. I HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM. I loved Robby's book, and I certainly would recommend it to anyone in and out of the BB sport.
Dr. Stan

harrysmatical said...

Dr. Stan,
my limited knowledge is that the Weiders were the godfathers of BB.

They made the carreers of the BBs,they did not destroy them.

However,we are eager to know all sides of the debate,so we welcome your opinion ...

Anonymous said...

All you need to know is Bob Birdsong, Jeff King, Ron Teufel, Dave Draper and many others that did not want to play the game.

harrysmatical said...

I think that the BB community is too small for hatred & backstabbing...

All BBers should be brothers to each other & show solidarity.

The difference between physiques is like splitting hair.

They are all winners...

Weider was the locomotive of publicity...

nahidworld said...

I think that Bodybuilding can be one of the most highly challenging and highly rewarding passions a person can pursue. Primarily a physical pursuit, bodybuilding also touches on the philosophical, the aesthetic.

FJ said...

RR,

Very proud of you, and your book!

Hugs & Respect,
FJ

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Joe Mendoza/www.UnitedStudioArtists.com said...

"The Black Prince", a well-suited moniker given to him by bodybuilding mogul Joe Weider himself, is a fascinating factual story on one of bodybuilding's greatest legends, Robby Robinson. The book takes you on an incredible journey, learning much about the major obstacles he faced and the determination it took to overcome them. Though faced with many injustices along the way, he was still able to reach, for a time, the pinnacle of being the most sought-after photographed bodybuilder in the world. You are also given a front-row seat to the Joe Weider bodybuilding empire and its stars in the golden age of bodybuilding. You don't have to be a bodybuilder to enjoy "The Black Prince", for this is a story about a genuine American Hero---The King of Iron. Once I picked up the book I was immediately hooked and could not put it down until I finished reading it. This is a must-read book for any sports enthusiasts. You will enjoy this facinating book.

Joe Mendoza, MBA
CEO
United Studio Artists Inc.

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harrysmatical said...

I have observed that this post had only 6 commentators.

Overall,there may not be more than 10 commentators for this blog.

Yet,Robby is an exceptional personality,#1 in the world in Masters BB.

So,I assume it is only a matter of lack of public relations.
Robby is modest & d n promote his blog.

Perhaps a few phone calls would 2x & 3X the commentators here.

If Robby agrees,we would like to see it happen.

harrysmatical said...

I just learned about the death of Weider...at age 93
He was a great personality...
I wished that he lived another decade...

harrysmatical said...

I hope that Robby will offer us a new post with his memories from Weider...

harrysmatical said...

Dear Robby,it is today... 2 months that u have the same post on...
If u try just a little u can make this an all - stars blog,instead of that...
Think about it.
( Not a April Fool's Day prank..)

harrysmatical said...

Dear Robby,

no news from u for almost 3 months...

We start to worry about u...

Is everything ok..?

harrysmatical said...

Robby ,u disappoint us..

I thought u wanted your blog to thrive..
U should check it at least 1 time every day.
Now u disappeared,u don't respond to comments & we don't know if u r ...alive or dead.

If u wish to revive the blog,
I will comment again,but if u neglect it,so we,the commentators should do...

Robby Robinson said...

HARRY, I MY SCHEDULE IS BOOKED IT IS HARD TO COVER ALL MY SPACES YOU HAVRE TO UNDERSTAND.
ONE PERSON. THANKS FOR YOPUR SUPPORT.

Robby Robinson said...

HARRY AND THE POSTERS- THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Robby Robinson said...

JOE GAVE ME MY FIRST COVER IT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE .

Robby Robinson said...

HARRY,
I HAVE SO MUCH ON MY MENU IT TAKES 3 RR'S TO COVER ALL MY WORK SPACES/

Robby Robinson said...

FJ, THNKS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU.HAVE A GREAT DAY.

Robby Robinson said...

HARRY -STAN-YOU WERE A FACE ,AND BODY TO BE USED WITHOUT HAVING ANY CONTROL OVER YOUR IMAGE. YOU WAS OWNED LIKE A SLAVE
BY THE POWERS TO BE THATS WHY I WAS SUSPENDED FOR 2 LIFETIMES.

Robby Robinson said...

TORRES , THE WILL INSPIRE YOU TO SET A HIGHER STANDARD GO AFTER YOUR DREAM THE BOOK IS UP FOR AN AWARD JUST LIKE THE DVD BUILT. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

Robby Robinson said...

HARRY , IF THE WANT TO CLEAR THE AIR LET THEM TAKE THE FIRST STEP I WILL MEET THEM HALF WAY.

harrysmatical said...

Hello Robby.
we never misunderstand u.

We are glad that u are busy & we hope for u to be even busier,getting the recognition & the fame u deserve.

Take care.