Foley is Good.. And the Real World is Faker Than Wrestling

by Mick Foley

Description: I bought this book when it first came out and expected it to be (Like Mankind Have a Nice Day!) a chronicle of his wrestling career from where the first book left off (His first title victory in 1998) to his eventual retirement at Wrestlemania 16.

For the most part this is true. He does cover this period, recounting the good parts (His feud with the Rock, Rock and Sock Connection) and the bad parts (Anything in between during 1999 really).

However, there is a point in this book when Foley becomes a preacher for wrestling and starts to advocate against, amongst other things, WWE being accused of influencing a young child to murder his sister and the use of extreme violence in hardcore wrestling. Though interesting in another book, this bogs down, what should be a very interesting book about Foley. He also at one bizarre point rambles on for about six pages about meeting Britney Spears!

Rating: This book, despite its flaws is still a lot better than many of the wrestling biographies out there and an enjoyable read. I just found that this book should have been heavily edited to take out many unneeded pages that add nothing to the flow of the text and thus making it very difficult to read at times.

Rating: 7/10

Reviewed by David Simpson on April 2006.

Eric Anderson wrote in with his review:
A great sequal to his original slam dunk. Equally as easy to read, Foley makes great and commedic points and observations of the B.S. that goes on in the real world, and entertainment. He fights a few TV networks, and a few TV boards as well. He speaks of his final year in WWF, and a few things following his retirement. I enjoyed this book a lot. 9.5/10.
matt smith wrote in with his review:
This book is one of the best books i have ever read. I couldnt believe how funny he is and i hate him. This is a must read for any wrestling fan and in one chapter for people who hate winnie the pooh. Great book 10 out of 10
Rage Sadler's Review:
Foley is Good is a great book from start to finish. You get a more interesting insight into the man himself as he winds up his career and starts to move on to different things. It is equally as funny as the last book. He even starts on a funny note when he informs the reader of why he hates Goldberg. Foley tells his story well and is clearly a very talented writer. I enjoy his stories about his family a lot too. Foley tells us directly how the media is constantly trying to make wrestling look bad and exposes some of their methods in the book. He makes a point of standing up for wrestling throughout the book. As far as a book is concerned this is easily one of the finest books I have ever read and I truly rate Foley as a top writer. My only problem with the book is that he makes a short statement how he feels pot is harmless which isn't exactly a positive remark considering a lot of younger people look up to him and his opinions nor is it scientifically true. An awesome read. 10/10

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