Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 768 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.75 in
Published: September 7, 2000
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0061031011
ISBN - 13: 9780061031014
From the Publisher
Mick Foley is a nice man, a family man who loves amusement parks and eating ice cream in bed. So how to explain those Japanese death matches in rings with explosives, golden thumbtacks and barbed wire instead of rope? The second-degree burn tissue? And the missing ear that was ripped off during a bout-in which he kept fighting? Here is an intimate glimpse into Mick Foley's mind, his history, his work and what some might call his pathology. Now with a bonus chapter summarizing the past 15 months-from his experience as a bestselling author through his parting thoughts before his final match. A tale of blood, sweat, tears and more blood-all in his own words-straight from the twisted genius behind Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind.
From the Jacket
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 backyard 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.
About the Author
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.
From Our Editors
A Nice Day
by Mick Foley details his endeavours as he fights his way through life. Foley
explains all the gory fights endured and the foes he has crushed. His unique
story of how he lost most of his ear receives another telling here along with
full colour photographs of the event. In a fight with Vader, in which, after
getting a dislocated jaw, a broken nose, and 21 stitches in the first match, Foley
did his “hangman” routine, wherein he offers the illusion being hanged by his
neck between the second and third ropes while his body kicks and writhes in
spasms, the crowd loved it. However in one bout, unbeknownst to his opponent,
Too Cold Scorpio had had the officials tighten the ropes. In the end, Foley
tore off his ear to avoid death by strangulation.
"Captivating . . . Much more than a story about aprofessional wrestler . . . Honest, often hilarious andsometimes moving." (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
In the world of professional wrestling, Mick Foley is so revered that many fans proclaim "Foley is God." In this honest and accessible look behind the scenes of professional wrestling, Foley introduces us to such bizarre yet fascinating rituals as the Japanese death match, where wrestling ropes are replaced with barbed wire and C4 explosives surround the ring. The author, who wrote this engaging memoir without the aid of a ghostwriter, recounts his career with the same cheerful abandon he brought to all his matches. This may be a wrestling book, but it's not just for wrestling fans.