Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks

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HarperCollins, 20 paź 1999 - 544

This Book is Not for the Squeamish

No. This is the autobiography of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley. Some wrestling fans claim that "Foley is God." You're about to find out why.

Mick Foley is a nice man. A family man. He loves his son, Dewey, his daughter, Noelle, and his beautiful wife, Colette. He loves amusement parks, eating ice cream in bed, and watching Nickelodeon.

So, how to explain his participation in Japanese Death Matches, which replace the ring ropes with barbed wire, cover the mats with glittering gold thumbtacks, and feature C4 explosives scattered throughout the ring? How to explain the barbed--wire scars that zigzag across his body, the second-degree burn tissue that is a memento of an exploding C4, and the missing ear that was ripped clean off his head during a bout? And how to explain how, after losing his ear, he then continued his match?

Here is an intimate glimpse into Mick Foley's mind, his history, his passions, and what some might call his pathology. No ghostwriter. Not "as told to." Straight from the twisted genius behind Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind---deciphered from 760 pages of maniacally handwritten notebook paper--comes a tale of blood, sweat, tears, and still more blood.

You'll chuckle at Mick's early back-yard wrestling antics and homemade wrestling movies. You'll be amazed by the inside scoop on legends in the business like Terry Funk, Harley Race, Abdullah the Butcher, and Ric Flair. You'll squirm as Mick describes his incredible risks in the ring and his grisly, mind--numbing injuries. Finally, you will cheer with true admiration as arguably the hardest-working, most dedicated, and most heroic man in sports-entertainment beats all the odds and takes home the prize he had been told all along he would never, ever get: the World Wrestling Federation Championship belt.

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Recenzja użytkownika  - JEldredge - LibraryThing

Open the flood gates! Before 'Have a Nice Day!', wrestling stars were respected for their athleticism and charisma, but intelligence and personality? Since Mick demonstrated that a pro-wrestler can ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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The first book that showed a professional wrestler could have a witty, intelligent voice. And one of the first book to reflect just how screwed up and real the consequences of a fake sport can be ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Mick Foley is the former Commissioner of the World Wrestling Federation and one of its biggest Superstars. He loves amusement parks, is an American history buff, and can withstand more pain in one hour than most of us could in a lifetime. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Have a Nice Day! and Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos. He currently lives in New York State with his wife and three children.

Mankind is one of the three deranged personalities of Mick Foley, onetime World Wrestling Federation Champion. This is his first book.

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