Cauliflower Heart

A Romantic Wrestler

Fiction - Sports
192 Pages
Reviewed on 07/31/2015
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Author Biography

Trainer, writer, and artist Diana Hart Smith was born into Stu and Helen Hart’s legendary pro wrestling family in 1963 in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Diana studied Fine Arts at the University of Calgary before performing in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), then known as The WWF (World Wrestling Federation) alongside her late husband Davey Boy Smith (The
British Bulldog), late brother Owen Hart, and brother Bret Hitman Hart. In 2001, whilst based in Tampa, Florida, Diana’s autobiography, Under The Mat, made Alberta’s top ten nonfiction best-seller list. She has two children, Harry, who wrestles all over the world as Davey Boy Smith Jr, and Georgia, an actress and voice over artist based in England. Diana now resides back home, in Calgary.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

Cauliflower Heart: A Romantic Wrestler by Diana Hart, named after an acquired deformity or hardening of the ear affecting the fighters, reflects on the trials and tribulations of living in the wrestling milieu. Through the story of Claudine Bellamy, who grew up in the wrestling world and married a wrestler, Diana narrates the ever present romantic twists in a wrestler’s tale, some of them enjoyable and a few sad. The book describes how, with a superstar husband and the associated celebrity status, Claudine has to rise up in providing necessary help and assistance to her husband, as well as protecting her children who stand to lose the love and wisdom they deserved, wanted and needed from their father.

Cauliflower Heart: A Romantic Wrestler by Diana Hart is an eye opener of a story with a compelling narration. Just as the cauliflower ear is considered a badge of courage and experience, this tale is also the celebration of the superhuman strength of the wrestling crowd in finding answers to their challenges. This book reaffirms the adage, in the words of a famous poet, “The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” The romantic and whirlwind life of Claudine, and the brave face she had to put on for meeting the challenges of her family life, comes alive in these pages. Well written and describing all facets of a colorful life, this story is a great read.