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

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

  • Title: Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
  • Author: Mick Foley
  • ISBN: 9780061031014
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks By Mick Foley 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 sMick 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 blood all in his own words straight from the twisted genius behind Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind.
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    1. Conor on said:

      When I was about 11 or 12 most of the lads in my class were really big into professional wrestling This mostly consisted of dropping piledrivers, powerbombs and inverted neckbreakers on each other When I wasn t opening up a can of whoop ass on my frineds I also watched the shows, read a couple of autobiographies and even learned the terminology Example The face beat the heel in order to get over If you don t understand that, you re a mark Sorry Incidentally there s a pretty big overlap between w [...]

    2. Randy on said:

      Never been a fan of wrestling Yes, I just started a review with a segment and not a sentence In truth, I knew who Mick Foley was before I read this book because a friend and fellow comedian was obsessed with wrestling He handed me this weighty tome and declared it the best wrestling book ever Wow , I thought That s a bit like saying Paris Hilton is the queen of the spoiled, rich whores No offense to whores Anyway, I got about twenty five pages in before I understood that beneath that mask of sca [...]

    3. Peter Dickinson on said:

      Pro Wrestling PRO WRESTLING But that s just FAKE Only retards like pro wrestling.Okay Here goes I am a fan of pro wrestling and this is me coming out of the pro wrestling closet.I wasn t a fan before I read this book though It wasn t even on my radar as anything I would ever be remotely interested in Not even as a youngster Then, on a complete whim, I read this autobiography and it changed my brain My eyes were opened to a world I had not even realised existed And isn t that the point of reading [...]

    4. Jennifer Lynn Harrison on said:

      Let s get this out of the way 1st I LOVE WWE wrasslin From the age of 6, when I watched my 1st WWE match featuring Macho Man Randy Savage, I was and still am hooked Hell, I just spent hundreds of dollars this Nov, 2016, to attend Survivor Series in Toronto I even had to FLY there, yet it was still the closest PPV to come to Canada in years, so I HAD to be there So, this is to let you know that I would be inclined to like this book regardless of how good it actually is.BUT, as a reader, teacher, [...]

    5. Asghar Abbas on said:

      This isn t a biography This is epic, a novel concept This is about a seemingly ordinary man and his dreams How he let his body be crushed but not his dreams He kept them alive as much as they kept him alive A family man , a decent person A happier ending , he made it and got out on his own terms This isn t a biography This is literature, as close to literature as biographies can get Bravo.

    6. Tom on said:

      In case my friends are wondering why I read this one, there are two reasons 1 I m doing research for something I m writing2 I used to really love wrestling, at least until I started college.Anyway, I suspect I would have devoured this book if I d read it at the height of my wrestling obsession As it is, I got through it pretty quickly, but that s because I was able to skim through a lot of the endless repetition It s kind of interesting, but spends way too much time on blow by blow accounts of t [...]

    7. MacDara Conroy on said:

      I can t believe I lost my fucking ear bang bang This should be a mandatory purchase for every serious wrestling fan.

    8. C.T. Phipps on said:

      Mick Foley is one of the best ring performers in the past thirty years I say that because I ve been watching wrestling for the past thirty years admittedly, starting at the ripe old age of four As Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love, he created three of the most memorable wrestling personas I can think of When Mick first debuted in 1991 on World Championship Wrestling WCW as Cactus Jack, I was legitimately terrified of the man His matches were full of brutality, acrobatics unexpected of a man hi [...]

    9. Ashley Hill on said:

      So, I m not really a fan of wrestling, in that I don t quite get into the watching of it but the meta is fascinating, and listening to wrestling fans talk about wrestling is a blast Which makes this book a fun read.What makes it really hard to put down is that Foley is just a really goddamn fun narrator He s got a voice When something exciting happened, or when he was low, it s clear in the telling He sounds like a dude telling you a story in the corner booth at a bar Including the parts when yo [...]

    10. Luke Koran on said:

      Congratulations, you found it Here is the book that started it all Written in 1999, the Hardcore Legend Mick Foley holds nothing back in this ground breaking tale, one suitably based on its title s namesake of blood and sweatsocks Have a Nice Day means to the world of professional wrestling what the equally controversial though eye opening autobiography Ball Four meant to the culture and aura of baseball in the 1970s Both works shattered the notion that each sport was not nearly as glamorous as [...]

    11. Colin McKay Miller on said:

      Mick Foley s Have a Nice Day A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks may have spurned an unfortunate number of wrestler penned autobiographies that I will never read , but it s a good and amusing enough read that I understand why the trend and Foley s writing career books that I will never read got rolling Mick Foley is that crazy wrestler Not the one who puts up his hands to logically shield his head for a bump Not the one who takes what could be a dangerous fall onto what ends up being a ridiculously [...]

    12. Rohith Jyothish on said:

      For me, Mick Foley s autobiography was an education in pro wrestling As I picked up this book a few weeks ago, I hadn t watched WWE for than 10 years Recently, I stumbled upon a YouTube channel called WhatCulture Wrestling and started binge watching their videos It made me nostalgic about all those times when I used to look forward to watching the Rock, Stone Cold, Undertaker, Kane and others But disturbingly, I found out that several wrestlers whom I used to enjoy watching had passed away lik [...]

    13. Jared Waller on said:

      While i m not what you may call a big reader, of the books I have read, this one has to be one of my favorites Unlike some painfully slow autobiographies i ve read, this one had something many others were missing, charm You can t help but fall in love with this book when you read lines such as I hadn t been so embarrased since my mother walked in on me when I was fourteen and caught me playing Coleco electronic football nude Foley brings humor yet insight to often painful situations, see his and [...]

    14. Andrew Webb on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book However, I can t strongly recommend it to anyone who isn t a wrestling fan Foley has a great story to tell and has a wonderful sense of humor, but his stories of dealing with various wrestling personalities Harley Race, the Dynamite Kid, Paul E Dangerously, etc in every major promotion of the 90s will mean a lot if the reader is familiar with these characters prior to picking up the book In other words, it s extremely fascinating to read about the backstage behavi [...]

    15. G on said:

      While I quite enjoyed Have a Nice Day at the beginning, I found it started to drag by the mid point In part I think this was down to an increasing bitterness in Foley towards certain people and a seeming inability to admit when he may have been wrong However, with memories of wrestling from my childhood, I found it fascinating to read about what goes on behind the scenes and the tremendous difficulty in becoming a top WWF star.Unfortunately, the frequent typos reveal the rushed nature of the boo [...]

    16. Jenni on said:

      This is definitely not the sort of book that I just pick up It was given to me by someone and recommended strongly I actually really enjoyed it and got into the stories of Mick Foley s life and climb to the top Mick has a great way of telling his stories It really feels like you are sitting there listening to him recant this whole book in a late night conversation I think that s what made it so compelling for, as someone who has not seen a pro wrestling match in my memory I didn t recognize most [...]

    17. Kyle Levesque on said:

      A very good insight into how crazy professional wrestling really is Best Parts Foley talking the real deal about the great names in the biz , including the truth about Vince Macmahon Worst Parts Foley talking about brain damage and about how he needs to stop getting metal chair shots to the head and then he later lets Steve Austin handcuff him and hit him in the head with a chair about 10 times.

    18. Brian on said:

      Mick Foley is far smarter than you d expect for a guy who s known for taking beatings Wrestlers must tell stories by their actions in the ring, but he can actually maintain my interest in book form, and for the whole book He s had a lot of interesting experiences, and he has a great imagination I m looking forward to reading his novels.

    19. Leo H on said:

      A fascinating study of the real fake, painful for sissies, sport performance that is professional wrestling, written by a man who has quite literally been there, done that and got his own range of branded t shirts Quite surprising is the fact that this was written without a ghostwriter, very surprising is the fact that at the time of writing the book Foley didn t know how to use a computer, so all of the 700 odd pages were hand written, longhand, onto pads of notepaper The astonishing thing is t [...]

    20. Harrison on said:

      If you just met me this month which, by virtue of starting a new grad program, many people have , I d be the biggest wrestling fan you know I go to live tapings of Monday Night Raw, I watch multi hour Pay Per View events, and the only book I carry was written by Mick Foley It s even autographed.I m ok with your understanding of me, because wrestling sports entertainment is amazing And, in particular, Mick Foley is a terrific wrestler SuperStar and a delightful writer author.Have a Nice Day is a [...]

    21. Omkar on said:

      Disclaimer This is a very late review I had finished this book months ago I ve been wanting to read this book for the longest time Ever since Mick began promoting it during the Attitude Era, I knew that I had to have it Unfortunately back then I was just a 10 yr old and and the likes didn t exist in India But Finally i got a hold of it last year Mick Foley is possibly the nicest guy in the wrestling business and as Jim Cornette once said, too nice to be in this business But by god are we lucky t [...]

    22. Soho_Black on said:

      I ve long been an avid reader, devouring books at a speed that has surprised friends and amazed colleagues in the past But, no matter what I was reading, I was always able to put a book down at any point and come back to it later I simply couldn t understand what people meant when they call a book unputdownable as I d never found my self in that situation.That was until I discovered Have a Nice Day , the autobiography of the wrestler Mankind I d had it on order for some time, and the bookstore c [...]

    23. April on said:

      I can t stand wrestling I read this book in an effort to read a book that my husband has enjoyed I thought that maybe it would give me some insight into how the brain of a wrestler works It took me a year to read it because it s ridiculously long, and while I could only read it in short bursts before needing to switch to something else, I found it fascinating That s not to say I want to watch any of Mick Foley s matches, I don t think I could stomach them If you re not a wrestling fan, it could [...]

    24. Greg M on said:

      Mick Foley tells an extremely engaging tale of his various exploits while on his career path of being a professional wrestler Mick regales the readers with stories regarding his early life, his beginnings, his experiences in various promotions, and becoming world champion Though the book is 500 pages long, the way the story is told makes it flow very well Mrs Foley s baby boy is a helluva story teller, and this is a must read for wrestling fans and non fans alike.

    25. Jim J on said:

      Mick Foley truly wrote this book which is not always the case with autobiographies In my opinion he did a great job Mr Foley deftly weaves humor throughout his descriptions of the side of professional wrestling that us fans are rarely privy to The reader cannot help but marvel as to how he saw his career advance from wrestling in front of a few fans in gymnasiums to holding the WWE championship belt.

    26. Chris Doelle on said:

      I absolutely love anything Mick Foley write No, it is not War and Peace No, it will not change your life It will however, entertain Read my full review ridingwiththewindowdown

    27. Andrew on said:

      This is a book EVERY wrestling fan needs to read Mick describes his time on the Indy scene and the major promotions while breaking kayfabe but keeping storylines and characters in tact Mick is an amazing storyteller and the stories you hear about his time in the ring is truly amazing.

    28. Rich on said:

      I didn t expect much, but I could not put this book down Maybe I share the same sophomoric sense of humor as the author I still giggle when I think of the story about the secret of Terry Funk s left hand.

    29. Tim on said:

      Wrestling may be fake but the work, sweat, and blood Mick Foley put into putting on a great show was remarkable Great book detailing the mans journey.

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