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

by Mick Foley

Description: 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. (AMAZON's description)

Rating: When you are a wrestler and you want to write a book about your life, this book will be the measuring stick that you will be put against. This book is in one word: BRILLIANT! Mick is both frank about his life and funny about the fortunes and misfortunes that come his way. By the end you really feel for Mankind, Cactus Jack or Dude Love as the person behind it is a true.....................hero in a business where good doesn't always prevail. This book should be the first and last book that you read. ******************************

Reviewed by Sam Preston on February 17, 2005.

Eric Anderson wrote in with his review:
My favourite wrestling autobiography of all time. It is honest, captivating, funny, dramatic, and easy to read all at the same time. It's like having a conversation with Foley, you can't put the book down. Foley did this at the absolute right time, and I'm glad he chose to get rid of his ghost writer. 10/10.
andrew Lee wrote in with his review:
The original is always the best. In Foley's case, this is true. "Have a Nice Day" was possibly the first ever prolific wrestling AUTOBIOGRAPHY and we haven't seen one like that since. Some have come close (Edge wrote an autobiography, Blassie's is really good even if he didn't write it) but there is no other wrestling story that is so sencere about the wrestling business as Foley's first baby (book that is). This book has everything, he goes so indept about almost all his prolific feuds and programs and he often has you on the edge of your seat even from the beginning where he starts with the ripping of his ear. Also, a lot of his own personal jokes are sooooo funny and I still laugh when I read them today. I personally like the part about how his dad looked at his friend like he farted in church after he called him cactus jack. Well, without saying much read this book. IT'S A GIVEN THAT EVERY WRESTLING FAN HAS READ THIS BOOK, IF YOU HAVEN'T, DON'T CALL YOURSELF A FAN. Being a fan of pro wrestling isn't just about watching it and going online and talking about how much Smackdown sucks (because it doesn't suck). Being a fan means appreciating all of it and knowing as much as you can about it and you won't know jack unless you read Foley's 1st book. IT IS ONE OF THE TEXTBOOKS TO PRO WRESTLING. Rating from 1-10 I give it a 10.5

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