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5.0 out of 5 stars A frank and hilarious insight into the world of wrestling, 8 Dec. 2003
This review is from: Mankind: Have A Nice Day: Have a Nice Day! - A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (Paperback)
As an avid wrestling fan I was thrilled to hear that my all time favourite wrestler was to release his autobiography. Although I wasn't entirely sure how it would read and whether a man who's taken so many blows to the head could write coherently, I still ordered it as soon as it came out.
I was not disappointed. What I read was a startling novel which was as hilarious as it was informative. You get to find out the truth behind some of wrestlings biggest names as well as learn just how difficult it is to make it in such a competitive business. From his journey's across the US independant scene, to Japan and the King of the Deathmatch tournament, to his trials and problems in WCW, to the great times he had in ECW right up until his run in the WWF (now the WWE), this book details all the ins and outs of the business. It certainly adds a more human side to professional wrestlers. It even goes into his feelings about the notorious 1997 Montreal incident involving Bret Hart and Vince McMahon. It answers so many questions that are commonly asked about the business in a candid and honest way.
Probably the best part of the whole book is the moving piece Foley wrote about Owen Hart, one of wrestlings most surprising and saddening tragedies in the last few years. What he wrote about Owen nearly had me in tears, something I was definately not expecting from a autobiography of one of wrestling's greatest risk takers. He recalls the fun he used to have with one of the WWF's most notorious pranksters and the incredible loss that everybody suffered in the wake of his death.
This book is candid, moving and hilariously funny all at the same time. Mick Foley's journey of a career makes for incredible reading and is an absolute must for all fans of wrestling that you can keep going back to again and again. Thoroughly reccommended.
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