Jesse Ventura shocked the world on November 3, 1998, when he was elected governor of Minnesota. The only former professional wrestler and first Reform Party candidate voted into major office, Jesse waged a creative campaign. His upset election victory shook the structure of modern politics. As a young man, Ventura served as a Navy SEAL. He's also worked as a Hollywood actor in movies such as Predator, The Running Man, Demolition Man, and Batman and Robin, and earned further popularity as a radio talk-show host and television commentator.
But he is best known as professional wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura--and it was this flashy, outrageous persona that made many people think he would never be taken seriously enough to become governor. With hard work and a down-to-earth attitude, Jesse Ventura proved those people wrong. This fascinating biography details the life of the man who made an unusual move from the wrestling ring to the governor's mansion.