Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson worked on his second — yes, SECOND — memoir.
Pro-Wrestler turned action star Johnson wrote his first memoir, The Rock Says…, in 2000. It was number one on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, which perhaps explains why Johnson and collaborator Joe Layden (points to Layden for the personal website he has linked from his Harper Collins page) are leaping back into the void.
A quick scan of Johnson’s Wikipedia page suggests that there’s plenty of ground to cover in this second volume. A bunch of WWE stuff I don’t give a shit about, scroll scroll, jesus Wikipedia people scroll. Huh, they don’t appear to mention Southland Tales. Hey, I forgot he was in that Witch Mountain reboot!
Thinks I thought when I looked at this photo, in no particular order:
- They both have, like, composition notebooks. And pens! What year is this.
- Wherever they are it is clearly very warm, because The Rock got so hot he had to go sleeveless. To his book meeting.
- I wonder why The Rock is unconcerned about the reportedly estrogenic nature of water stored in plastic?
But, come on, you guys. He’s a 41 year old actor who didn’t register to vote until 2000. (No shade: I love The Rock, that’s why I follow him on Instagram.) I’m sure his anecdotes from the set of Tooth Fairy will be gripping as hell, but do we really need this? Does The Rock, even?
Oh, that’s right. NY Times bestseller. Aw, fuck it, I read the new Bridget Jones, I’ll read The Rock’s book. Sure.