No. This is the autobiobraphy of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley. Some fans claim that "Foley is God." You're about to find out why. And you'll never hear anything quite like this again!
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 backyard wrestling antics. You'll be amazed by the inside scoop on legends in the business like Terry Funk, 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 win: the World Wrestling Frderation Championship belt....Continua
You have to be a fan to like this book. Otherwise, it's a bunch of fights descriptions. It gets boring after a while. So 400 pages goes a long way. Sometimes funny, more often not so funny, the author has a high level of self esteem, though he seems a nice guy and a tough one. Foley likes indulging pain... on himself. I guess I did it myself in reading this book....Continua
Wrestling Entertainment has always been one of my guilty pleasures, and Mick Foley/Cactus Jack/Mankind/Dude Love is one of my favourites ever.
In this book, that - as he proudly specifies - he has written without support from any ghost writer (he also wrote books for children and two very good novels), he gives the reader a glimpse into the world of Wrestling Entertainment, with its highs and lows.
Very interesting, quite well written and often really funny.
A great biographical novel on the pro-wrestler Mick Foley. It is funny, sad, moving, thought-provoking, and in general one hell of a great read. Even non-wrestling fans should enjoy it.