Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick FoleyHave A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley

Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks

byMick Foley

Mass Market Paperback | October 3, 2000

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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.

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 C...
Title:Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and SweatsocksFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.57 inPublished:October 3, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061031011

ISBN - 13:9780061031014

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I got the paperback version of this book when I was a wrestling addled teen. It was over 600 pages, three times the length of any book I had read previously. I read it in a night. I stayed up all night reading this in various positions on my bed, I couldn't put it down. I was absorbed. I'd love to say this might apply to people outside of wrestling because it is a funny, honest, and well written autobiography of an incredibly unique world, but I have no idea. It's a great book.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Will Believe a Man Can Lose His Ear Wrestling A very graphic, detailed biography of Mick Foley, a guy who you wouldn't think was a wrestler by looking at him. And yet he's been world champion several times and was a household name during the height of the Attitude Era. Really great, insightful autobiography. Every wrestling fan should own a copy of this.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it It was an honor and pleasure meeting Mick for this book signing. He actually waved at my friends and I when we were walking on the sidewalk. He lowered the window in the limo and waved at us. What a great man!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Proof that wrestling is anything but fake.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real look into wrestling! This was a very real look into the real world of wrestling with one of the greatest legends of all time. Mick Foley shows what it really takes to be a WWE superstar in this book and it is quite the page turner!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And You though Wrestling Was Fake......... I read Mick's book and Brett Hart's book back to back, and the difference in the read is incredible, it made me appreciate the quality of Mick's book so much more. A must have for every wrestling fan, even if you hated Mankind like I did. -signed Mr. Socko
Date published: 2009-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have A Nice Day This is a great book whether you are a wrestling fan or not. This book tells of Mick Foley's struggles to reach the top of Sports Entertainment and his many adventures along the way. It has several parts that that are extremely funny. A must read for anyone who enjoys a good story!
Date published: 2002-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I have to admit, I havn`t finished all 700 somthin` pages yet (I`m on 620 as of today) but this is the best book I have ever read. I decided to buy this book because I love pro wrestling and Mick is one of my all time favourite wrestlers. Now, I like pro wrestling and Mick even more. HAVE A NICE DAY is a very informative book that I recomend to anyone who enjoys wrestling, pro sports, or storys of goofy guys from big cities. Even if you are not a fan of any of the above I still recomend this book to you. You will be soon. As I said, it is a very informative look at pro wrestling without any BS or exageration. Nothing but cold hard truth, brutal bashes, giant gashes and colossal crunches!(that was gay) But you also find out Mick is a loving person who will do anything for his family
Date published: 2001-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hell in Hardcover I must admit that I am a fairly new wrestling fan. I unfortunatly started watching the WWF post-Hell in the Cell but I enjoy it none the less. Mick's book was a breath of fresh air compaired to all of the other sports biographies/autobiographies that I have ever read. One thing that made it so special was the fact that he wrote it entirely on his own. Now Mick may not be Shakespeare or even Stephen King but his flair for story-telling ranks up there with some of the best. I enjoyed "Have A Nice Day" immensly and would reccomend it to both wrestling fans and critics alike. It is a wonderful story about a man who has sacrificed much to do the thing in life he most loved to do. His blend of humor, voilence, truth and more violence makes for one heck of a read and one hell of a tale. Again I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Mick's and wrestling or even to those who are just interested in the story of a dreamer from New York was worked his ass off to make his dreams a reality. Have a nice day!
Date published: 2001-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best wrestling book ever This book has it all... Foley can make you laugh until you bust a gut on one page, cringe on another, and cry on the next. Any wrestling fan who hasn't read this book isn't a wrestling fan.
Date published: 2001-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER! I have been a huge wrestling fan for over ten years and this book sums up that wrestling is indeed not fake and very real and an emotional part of my life. I plan on being a wrestler when i get older and i really enjoyed this book cause it gave me an idea on what lies ahead in my destiny. Kudos to mick foley, HAVE A NICE DAY is the best book in the history of book writing!
Date published: 2001-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Oh my god! I just finished reading Mick Foley's book. IT IS AMAZING! It talks about how he grew up, how he became a wrestler, and about his family. The way he wrote it is so funny, it made me constantly laugh. Every wrestling fan needs this. You don't even need to like wrestling to like this book. YOU HAVE TO BUY THIS BOOK! IT WILL BE THE BEST BOOK YOU EVER READ! I PROMISE YOU!
Date published: 2001-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mick Foley Is God Mick Foley lives up to the title of "hardcore legend" you will not see another man quite like the Mickster he truly is GOD and this book is worth every cent and is for the fans and non fans of his sport I highly recemend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2001-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks The autobioraphy of Mick Foley the hardcore legend, and how he beat all the odds to win the WWF championship belt.All of Foley's fans have clamed that Foley is god. In his book he tells about how he started out wrestling , his first love calling him "Frank", and his last hell in the cell match. Mick Foley is a nice guy.He loves eating ice cream in bed , amusement parks, watching Nickelodeon and of course his loving family. the book explains the Japanese death matches, covering the ring with thumbtacks, covering the ropes with barbed wire,all the explosives around the ring , his second-degree burns , his missing ear that he continued to wrestle while it was still bleeding and all the scars scattered over his body.He tells about all of his opponents , his history,his work, his passions, and his pathology. Mick is an all round good Guy.his book has all of his injuries that has happened to him since he was wrestling.in the beginning of the book it says that Foley whent through alot of different things in his wrestling carere as he was Cactus Jack, Dude Love and the latest Mankind.you'll squirm, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll cheer!!.
Date published: 2001-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shakespeare hasn't got anything on Foley I bought this book in Hard Cover and I couldn't put it down for the life of me! Mick Foley has written an excellent book, a New York Times #1 Best Seller! It was a very intersting look back at Mick's life, from childhood to just last year. How he paid his dues and made it as a WWF Champion, the loss of his friend Owen Hart and his struggles with women. A must read for any wrestling fan or anyone who can appreciate a good life story.
Date published: 2000-10-28

From Our Editors

Have 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.

Editorial Reviews

"Captivating . . . Much more than a story about aprofessional wrestler . . . Honest, often hilarious andsometimes moving." (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Employee Review

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.