Foley is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling

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In this follow-up to his huge bestseller Have a Nice Day!, Mick Foley lets the reader in on all the behind-the-scenes action of the World Wrestling Entertainment.

No longer wrestling as ‘Mankind’, Mick Foley is now the Commissioner for the World Wrestling Federation, and his role has expanded to encompass plot lines ranging throughout the grand soap opera that the WWF shows have become.

Written with his trademark humour and total honesty, Foley is Good touches on everything from the controversy surrounding ‘backyard wrestling’ to the trials and tribulations of dealing with a fickle media as a Federation superstar.

Filled with personal anecdotes, hilarious diatribes, inside dirt on the McMahon family and plenty of slapstick humour, Foley is Good is nothing less than required reading for all of the millions of World Wrestling Federation fans.

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Hard on the heels of his bestselling autobiography Have a Nice Day!, "retired" WWF legend Mick Foley, aka Mankind aka Cactus Jack aka Dude Love, known by all as one of sports entertainment's most bizarre and extreme practitioners, serves up another hefty photo-packed wedge of his hilarious and horrifying story from inside the grappling game. Taking up where Have a Nice Day! left off, this book includes the disturbing story behind his famous "I quit" match-up with the Rock, some frank words on key WWF writer Vince Russo and shocking insights into the reality of having a sock-puppet as your sidekick.

Of course, the real joy of this book is Foley himself--a born enthusiast, with a global platform and the unique authority that comes from being a TV superhero. We are treated to the big man holding forth on subjects as diverse as his favourite amusement park rides, the inadequacies of the categorisation system that underpins the bestseller lists and tips on practical parenting. But Foley is at his funniest, sometimes unwittingly so, on what it's been like for a big-hearted family man to engage with the celebrity culture and find himself playing those challenging "angles":

The exotic dancer in question caught me by surprise with four quick slaps to each side of my face with her massive, man-made mammaries... I was almost busted open by her multiple nipple piercings. "That was really great," I said to the proud performer, "but you need to wait for the camera to be set up, and you have to put your top on for the show."

Be warned: the easily offended will not be disappointed, but there's much more to this book than shock-and-schlock expose. Sharp, funny--intelligent and really stupid by turns--Foley Is Good will need no recommending to WWF fans, and the so-far-blissfully-ignorant are in for a well-worked treat. --Alex Hankin

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No longer wrestling as Mankind, Mick Foley is now the Commissioner for the World Wrestling Federation, and his role has expanded to encompass plot lines ranging throughout the grand soap opera that the WWF telecasts have become.

Written with his trademark humour and total honesty, Foley is Good touches on everything from the controversy surrounding ‘backyard wrestling’ to the trials and tribulations of dealing with a fickle media as a Federation superstar.

Filled with personal anecdotes, hilarious diatribes, inside dirt on the McMahon family and loads of new jokes, Foley is Good is nothing less than required reading for all of the millions of rabid World Wrestling Federation fans.

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