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Mick Foley Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Tietam Brown (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scooter (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Biographies

Have A Nice Day (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foley is Good (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hardcore Diaries (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Countdown to Lockdown (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children’s Books

Christmas Chaos (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Hijinx (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales From Wrescal Lane (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Most Mizerable Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
WWE Superstars #1 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Mick Foley is an American Author that made his name as a professional wrestler working for the WWE. He garnered a reputation for personalities like Cactus Jack and Dude Love, not to mention Mankind.

+Biography

Born Michael Foley in 1965, Mick Foley is a native of Bloomington, Indiana, though he eventually moved to Setauket on Long Island as a child. Mick cannot remember a time when he didn’t love wrestling.

By the time he was in high school, that love had become an obsession. It wasn’t just the antics that drew him in but the showmanship and the drama at play. The author’s very first persona, Dude Love, was actually created when he was still a young adult recording himself on tape as he performed various outlandish stunts.

The home video he created got the attention of trainer Dominic DeNucci who took him under his wing in 1983 and began to show him the ways of wrestling. Three years later, Mick Foley made his first appearance on the professional wrestling circuit. The author stood out amongst the throngs of aspiring wrestling fans because he seemed to invite pain.

He showed a willingness to put himself through some of the most unpleasant experiences ever seen in the ring, this earning him the love and respect of fans and wrestlers.

Most wrestling fanatics believe that Foley reached the peak of his wrestling career in 1999. It was in that year that he participated in a brutal match that saw him make a fifteen-foot leap from the top of a cage onto a bed of thumbtacks.

While the match went down in legend, it and Foley’s other antiques went on to tarnish the name of wrestling, eliciting criticisms of excessive violence for the likes of the WWE.

Mick Foley has left and returned to professional wrestling on a number of occasions, sometimes wrestling under the WWE banner, other times trying his hand at brands like TNA. Foley is famous for the number of injuries he has sustained during his long career.

Foley sometimes complains about the aches that never seem to leave him and the fact that he cannot always think straight. Despite the physical punishment he has accumulated over time, though, Foley has been adamant in his refusal of painkillers.

The author participated in the creation of ‘Beyond the Mat’, a documentary that came out in 1999 and which took viewers behind the scenes of professional wrestling.

Foley has a wife and four children.

+Literary Career

Mick Foley made his literary debut in 1999 when he wrote ‘Have a Nice Day’, an autobiography that provided a glimpse into the nitty gritty of some of his best moments in professional wrestling up to that point.

The book was a big hit and Foley was especially proud of the fact that he did not require a ghostwriter to produce it. Foley does most of his own writing in longhand, though he admits that he has a problem with punctuations and normally trusts his editor to add all the necessary commas and periods.

Foley’s first book prompted him to write another autobiographical book a few years down the line that provided further glimpses into his wrestling career. Foley’s success has augmented his wrestling earnings to make him one of the wealthiest professional wrestlers in the world.

Mick Foley has expressed a lot of pride over his literary successes, and he has since admitted that writing gets him just as excited as wrestling used to. The author believes that his success in publishing can be imputed to the fact that wrestling is fiction.

And having spent so much time in the arena, watching as stories were crafted and scripts were produced, Foley believes that it was only natural that he would pick up a few things along the way.

Whether or not wrestling can be credited for Foley’s writing abilities, most critics agree that Foley’s books sell more because of the author’s personality and his notable popularity than anything.

The contrast between Mick Foley’s ghoulish performances in the wrestling ring and his innocent and almost childlike persona in the real world is so great that people cannot help but seek out Foley’s books in the hopes that they can better understand what makes him tick.

Besides memoirs, Mick Foley has also produced children’s books that have garnered him a couple of accolades.

+Have a Nice Day

Mick Foley is a complicated man. On the surface, he seems nice enough. He has a beautiful family and he adores amusement parks, not to mention eating ice cream in bed.

Yet, if you dig deeper, you will find Japanese death matches and rings of fire in his past. And that isn’t even taking into account the famous golden thumbtacks. Mick has endured more than most for the enjoyment of others.

He has lost an ear and suffered serious burns. He has taken reaps, lashes, tears, bruises, and breaks. And in this book, Mick Foley gives readers a glimpse into his mind. He tells them where he came from, how he got into wrestling and what makes him tick.

This is Mick Foley’s first published book. ‘Have a Nice Day’ is an autobiography of his life and Mick is unique in that he actually wrote this one himself. Most wrestlers have published at least one autobiography during their career.

And most of those autobiographies were written with the intention of cashing in on each wrestler’s popularity. This book stands out because it manifests Mick Foley’s love for writing. There’s intelligence and honesty here that is absent in many a wrestling autobiography.

+Foley is Good

Mick Foley floored readers with ‘Have a Nice Day’, his first autobiographical book. This book is a sequel of sorts that picks up where the first one left off. Mick goes an extra mile to give readers a peek at those corners of the WWF they know little to nothing about.

He provides all the juicy details behind legendary bouts such as his ‘I Quit’ match against The Rock. And Mick does this with plenty of humor.

Like his first book, Mick Foley’s second book was a bestseller. Mick outdoes himself by revealing even juicier tidbits about the workings of the WWF. The author also touches upon his love for writing and publishing.

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