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Professional Wrestling's First Huge, Huge Star

Legendary professional wrestler Andre the Giant was born Andre Rousimoff in 1946 in Grenoble, France. He was so large, even as a pre-teen, that the school bus refused to carry him to his studies. In Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, Box Brown, an Ignatz award-winning comic artist from Philadelphia, has brought the life of one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities to a graphic format. Brown highlights moments in Andre’s life which provide insight into not only his prodigious appetites but also his alienation from the smaller world around him.

Box Brown will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 10-12, 2014. All festival events are free and open to the public.

To download the podcast, click here. To listen online, click the play button below. To read an edited transcript of the interview, click here.