I've had some heroes that didn't necessarily live up to what was in my head. Some spectacularly not so. I'm happy to say that Bill has exceeded all of my impressions of him though the years. He's honorable, intelligent, STILL big and strong and every bit deserving of our praise and gratitude.
Regarding books, after the podcast, I quickly bought his new master work about strength and muscle building throughout human history. I haven't read a Bill Pearl book since his "Universe" titles, ages ago!