Second Nature is the father-daughter autobiography from WWE Legend "Nature Boy" Ric Flair himself and his talented daughter Charlotte, a multi-time WWE Women's Champion.
For the father-daughter duo of Ric and Charlotte Flair, sports entertainment is second nature, but with success comes a price. Following WrestleMania XXIV in 2008, the incomparable "Nature Boy" soaked in the adulation from the WWE Universe with tears in his eyes and his daughter, Ashley, watching proudly from ringside. Ric's emotional retirement marked the end of a four-decade journey thought by many to be the greatest wrestling career in history.
But for Ric and Ashley, now known as Charlotte, another journey was set to begin, one punctuated by unsettling struggles, unspeakable tragedy, and incredible triumph. Like a knife-edge chop to the chest, this brutally honest dual memoir details the trials and tribulations as one champion recaptures his enduring greatness while another embraces the challenge to usurp his place atop WWE.
Hear from the original limousine-ridin' sixteen-time World Champ as he reflects on his turbulent life away from the cameras. Get the real story from "Naitch" himself as well as Charlotte's eye-opening perspective as she recalls living in her famous father's shadow, rising above her own unique challenges, and the gravity of carrying on the Flair legacy. Follow two generations of WWE royalty and learn how their parallel paths come together as they learn to lean on each other on the road to glory, redemption, and the bright lights of WrestleMania.
RICHARD MORGAN FLIEHR aka "Nature Boy" Ric Flair is a 16-time World Champion in sports entertainment. He began his professional career with the AWA in 1972. He was the cornerstone of the NWA/WCW for over two decades and leader of the illustrious Four Horsemen faction. He is also a former WWE Champion and the only man to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice. ASHLEY ELIZABETH FLIEHR aka Charlotte is the daughter of Ric Flair. She first made a name for herself as the NXT Women's Champion before ascending to WWE's main roster and claiming the WWE Women's Championship. BRIAN SHIELDS is a New York Times Bestselling Author. Since 1998, he has worked with WWE on special projects, and partnered with Mattel, 2K Games, and Topps. Brian has written books for WWE and writes at the Friars Club in New York City where he enjoys membership. Brian teaches Digital Marketing and Social Media at Long Island University.