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In Foley Is Good, Mick Foley -- former Commissioner of the World Wrestling Federation, aka Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind -- picks up right where his smash #1 New York Times bestseller Have a Nice Day! left off, giving readers an inside look at the behind-the-scenes action in the Federation. With total honesty and riotous humor, Mick Foley shines a spotlight into someIn Foley Is Good, Mick Foley -- former Commissioner of the World Wrestling Federation, aka Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind -- picks up right where his smash #1 New York Times bestseller Have a Nice Day! left off, giving readers an inside look at the behind-the-scenes action in the Federation. With total honesty and riotous humor, Mick Foley shines a spotlight into some of the hidden corners of the World Wrestling Federation. From the ongoing controversy surrounding "backyard wrestling" to the real story behind his now-infamous "I Quit" match with The Rock, Foley covers all the bases in this hysterically funny roller-coaster ride of a memoir....

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  • Marsha
    2019-05-11 19:07

    I like this memoir, but I think it could have been edited and made a lot shorter. Foley ended up repeating himself a lot. For instance, he mentioned several times how much he likes to write and I thought, well obviously! Some of it just appears to be ramblings. It is fun learning about Mick's experiences in the wrestling world. However, my favorite part of the book is when he talks about the writing and publishing of his first book, "Have a Nice Day." A writer was hired to tell Mick's story, but Mick felt he could do a better job. So, he wrote his book himself by long hand. He felt sympathy for the secretaries at the publishing house who had to read his handwriting and type up his text. Apparently he did do a fine job, as the book became a best seller. There are many questions unanswered in this book which I am sure are in the first book. For instance, I need to know how he got into wrestling and what happened to his ear. Mick does talk about fame and not being able to escape even when he cut off all his hair. He didn't think anyone would recognize him. He was wrong there. He mentions how he and other wrestlers sometimes get injured in this "sport." And he does use many examples to show how "the real world is faker than wrestling." This thick book would be good to take on a travel vacation.

  • Andrew Webb
    2019-05-24 19:33

    While I personally enjoyed "Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks" a little more, this book is much more accessible to non-wrestling fans. Foley's first book was essentially an autobiography. This book picks up where the previous ended, with Mick Foley winning the WWF title from the Rock in December of 1998, and covers Foley's in and out of ring adventures throughout 1999 until the middle of 2000. Because of the time period and Foley's popularity, the other players in this tale are much more well known than in his previous book, such as the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Vince McMahon. There are many funny and philosophical vignettes and tangents thrown into the mix as well.This is the easiest book I have ever read. I read the first couple of chapters on a Friday and read almost the entire book the day following. As in the first book, Foley's tone is very conversational. I found myself skipping back and forth as well... the book does not suffer from non linear reading.***At the end of the book, there is an 80 page "Epilogue" which mostly consists of Mick Foley defending the WWF from its critics who say that it corrupts children due to violence, sexual references, language, etc. While not an academic study or strictly logical argument, this section is extremely thought provoking, especially in regards to how "academic studies" can be extremely prejudicial and misleading.

  • Ramon Duterte
    2019-05-22 00:10

    I don't know what to say about this book. The first 460 pages of it are almost as good as his first book. He probably could have used some reigning in, and a higher percentage of his jokes fall a little flat. But you get a lot of insight into matches he didn't get into in the first book, along with some fun personal moments, which include the writing and success of his first book.Unfortunately, at around the 460 mark he goes into a really, really long tangent about the Parents Television Council. It takes up almost 100 pages of his roughly 550 pages worth of writing. It's not poorly written - it's actually not a bad attempt at investigative journalism. But I don't think many readers came into Foley is Good for hard-hitting investigative journalism. They came to read about a behind the scenes look at the life of a wrestler. In the paperback's bonus chapter (which I recommend for his reflections on his Katie Couric interview) he actually concedes he talked about the PTC too much, which I guess is more obvious in hindsight since the whole PTC thing kind of just blew over anyway.Anyway, it was still a fun read, so I probably would've given it 4 stars, but man, 100 pages of something I really didn't care about had to be worth a -1 star at least.

  • Craig
    2019-05-11 03:10

    Foley's follow-up to his epic Have a Nice Day. Not nearly as good. But still pretty entertaining. I was especially shocked by his expose of the ghost-writing process employed by professional athletes. Spoiler alert! The athletes who "write" books don't write books.

  • Ryk Stanton
    2019-04-29 20:20

    I wasn't watching wrestling while Mick Foley was wrestling, so I come into this with a different perspective than someone who knew him as a wrestler. The only reason I read this was that I read Chris Jericho's books. I wasn't watching when Jericho was wrestling either, but he has been active in recent years and I have become a big old wrestling smark, and I read his. I enjoyed them, so I picked up the books by Foley (recommended to me).This is my second book by Foley and, as before, I feel he is a better writer than Jericho (and I enjoyed Jericho's books). They are somewhat more literary in scope, and Foley is wonderful at describing scenes as they played out. I have been watching the WWE Network and am just about at the same place viewing as Foley was when he wrote this book, so that has given me an increased perspective of what is going on behind the scenes.Look, if you like wrestling then you will like this book; if not, you won't bother reading it. As for me, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

  • Melanie
    2019-05-08 00:25

    It's hard to live up to the masterpiece of his first book, but this book was still entertaining and engrossing. He's a talented writer and if couldn't get enough of Foley in the first book, press on and read this one, too. These books are like Pringles...once u start u can't stop.

  • Soho_Black
    2019-05-24 01:17

    After the huge success that was “Have a Nice Day”, Mick Foley’s biography of his time wrestling as Mankind and other characters, it was almost inevitable that there would be another part. Especially as his first book was supposed to end with his wrestling career and, as it turned out, his career within World Wrestling Entertainment didn’t end at that point.Mick Foley also has something he wants, or maybe even needs, to say. About many things, mostly related to wrestling. He feels very strongly about the stupidity of the backyard wrestling craze in the US and the (as he sees it) unfair treatment handed out to World Wrestling Entertainment by the Parents Television Council.He starts by talking in more depth about his time at the end of his active wrestling career, about his time as champion and what he felt was his worst moment in wrestling and as a father. He relates his story of a match when he was being filmed for his part in the film “Beyond the Mat”, when he was hit with a chair quite a few times with his family watching. His wife and children were extremely upset at him getting hurt, but he wasn’t aware of this and caused them more emotional distress than he realised, something that still haunts him several years on.From this point onwards, however, the book ceases to be just an autobiographical account of Foley’s life. After all, he’s covered all that ground once, in “Have a Nice Day”, so there’s no real need to cover it all again. Certainly, he does dip back into his wrestling career, but mostly only into the later parts which had either occurred after “Have a Nice Day” was published, or only got a brief mention in the Bonus Chapter in the paperback edition.Interspersed with these recollections are Mick Foley’s thoughts on wrestling related issues such as backyard wrestling, how his book came into being and how he came to be the author after an abortive attempt to use a ghost writer and some memories on some old friends who are no longer around. But this book, unlike his first, isn’t all about wrestling, so you get to hear Mick Foley’s thoughts on meeting Britney Spears and on going to amusement parks with his kids, as well as finding out some of his favourite things.Unfortunately, it is this last that provides one of the worst sections of the book. Instead of writing as he has done throughout both his biographies, Foley descends into a list format, listing his favourite amusement parks, rides, wrestling matches and films. It’s a shame, as he has already proven himself to be an accomplished writer and several pages of lists serves only to break up the flow of the book. It’s certainly a nice change to read something that isn’t completely related to wrestling, but it’s more of a distraction than a change for the better. Although Foley’s writing style is easy to read, being fairly laid back and not too concerned with using too much vocabulary, the style of “Foley is Good” doesn’t stand up too well to comparison with “Have a Nice Day”. Although it’s still quite easy to read, he seems to be in a worse mood than he was writing his original autobiography. Maybe part of it is that he’s writing about things that don’t make him happy, such as the deaths of a couple of close wrestling friends and the unfair behaviour handed out to the WWE. Maybe it’s because he’s writing about times where he has been treated badly, by a lawyer in a court appearance and by a television interviewer. Maybe it’s because, at this stage, he’s writing about his wrestling career – a career he has loved greatly – first going into a decline and then coming to an end.It could just be that, for the first time, Mick Foley has a bee in his bonnet. He’s not just writing about Mick Foley, he’s writing about the World Wrestling Entertainment. And in writing about WWE, he’s not telling how it is, or was, but trying to defend the company he loves from all number of attacks, about drug-taking, about encouraging kids to imitate their moves with dangerous and even fatal consequences and about spreading filth and immorality to the nation via the medium of national TV. He’s on the defensive for the most part, and upset at the slurs on the business he loves, and it shows in his writing.The sections where he is defending WWE are certainly very well researched, and their writing has clearly involved more thought that anything he’s written before. But they just don’t feel quite as good as the rest. For one thing, he’s writing with a purpose, whereas before he was just writing for the joy of telling his story, and that takes some of the spontaneity and fun out of it. As another, what he’s writing is very American-centric, and has less appeal outside the US, as other countries don’t have anything like the Parents Television Council (unless you count Janet Street-Porter), or at least in not such a visible form, so it gives us less of a reference point, even for the wrestling fan.For all this, “Foley is Good” is a better book for the non-wrestling fan than “Have a Nice Day” was, purely because it’s not completely about wrestling. Unfortunately, he does refer back to parts of his career and parts of this book are about how “Have a Nice Day” came into being, so it’s one best read after “Have a Nice Day”, and doesn’t stand up terribly well on it’s own. Whilst it covers more ground than would be expected of a second part of Mick Foley’s autobiography, it’s essentially little more than a sequel to that first book, which will restrict the audience to people who have read “Have a Nice Day” – essentially mostly wrestling fans.For anyone who has read and enjoyed “Have a Nice Day”, this is more or less essential reading. It may not be as good to read, but it is a continuation and you’re really missing out on large parts of Mick Foley’s life story by not keeping going. For anyone who has an interest in wrestling in general, past or present, this is virtually essential, as it’s full of how the WWE has been and been treated in the past and is well-written enough to appeal to the general wrestling fan, and not just a historian. For anyone who doesn’t like wrestling but does enjoy biographies, I’d recommend “Have a Nice Day” over “Foley is Good”, but to bear this in mind if you enjoy the former. For someone with no interest in wrestling, you may be surprised to discover that a former sports-entertainer can write so intelligently. But you’ll most likely be too busy being confused or bored by the frequent wrestling descriptions for this to be your over-riding emotion.This is definitely worth a look, even if it is harder going than “Have a Nice Day”. It’s not one that will get you going in the same way as that did, but one not to be missed if you have an interest in the subject. As anyone who has read a number of wrestling biographies could tell you, even being a weaker sibling to “Have a Nice Day” makes this a better book on wrestling than most out there and it still appeals to me, despite my not having been into wrestling for quite some time.This review may also appear under my name at any or all of www.ciao.co.uk, www.thebookbag.co.uk, www.goodreads.com, www.amazon.co.uk and www.dooyoo.co.uk

  • Harrison
    2019-05-22 20:34

    I followed up my reading of Have a Nice Day (see previous review) with Foley is Good, and all I can quickly say is that I would read Mick Foley forever. He's a compelling storyteller, with a compelling story. Read his first book, and you won't want to stop. Especially because his run in 1999-2000 which he covers in this book is amazing, and his matches with Triple H are some of my favorites.

  • Paul Pessolano
    2019-05-04 19:13

    “Foley Is Good” by Mick Foley, published by ReganBooks.Category – Sports/ Wrestling Publciation Date – June 01, 2002This is the second book by Mick Foley, Professional Wrestler, and his first book, “Mankind, A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks” was a New York Times Bestseller. A fluke? No way, his second book,” Foley is good” also wound up on the New York Times Best Seller List. No only have his books been on the Bestseller list but his book signings have brought out some of the largest crowds for book signings. One would think that these people were the hardcore wrestling fans, but no, many of them had never heard of Mick Foley, and many of them had little if any knowledge about Professional Wrestling. ck brings a refreshing honesty to his books. He readily admits that Professional Wrestling is Sports/Entertainment. The matches are fixed and many of the “moves” are pre-rehearsed. He also admits that the broken bones, etc are not rehearsed. There are no Ketchup or blood capsules for blood, it is real. Foley should know because he has probably shed more blood than anyone in wrestling. He also participated in the match that toned down the extremes of Professional Wrestling. Just look at his performance in the “Hell in the Cell” match. “Foley is good is a continuing look at the life of Mick Foley (autobiography) and his sport. He is very devoted and proud of what he accomplished in the wrestling arena, and whether you like wrestling or not you have to admire what he has done. and unlike many professional athletes, who have made a lot of money, he has invested well. He is very charitable, he has built an elementary school and high school in Africa, is a big supporter of Make a Wish Foundation, and visits schools and children’s hospitals when he is on the road. is now out of wrestling but spends a lot of time at autograph sessions and is on the comedy tour and as in his books he can be very funny. The book is an excellent read not only for the wrestling fan but one who wants to read about a man that has led an extraordinary life. The book though is best suited for an adult audience.

  • Jake
    2019-04-25 01:12

    First off, some of you might be wondering why the last book I reviewed (MANKIND Have a Nice Day!: A Tale Of Blood And Sweatsocks) by Mick Foley got a full five stars and a glowing review and recommendation and this one has only three stars... Here's why.Foley IS Good: And The Rea1 World is Faker Than Wrestling is a good book and a really great sequel to Foley's first book however it definitely does not live up to its predecessor. This story picks up where the other left off but somehow quite quickly derails from wrestling and Mick's stories to a more political side of wrestling and the news media, which is fine if this book was written for a political look at things and in truth maybe that was Mick's intention however for the audience that would most likely pick this up first hand it will most likely fall flat (As it did for me). Mick Foley still has many stories, and never fails to describe the big events but the mood gets really serious really quick with only a few quirky points here and there. Of course the book does come out of this slump at points and for a good bit revives the technique that made the first book so great but in the end it unfortunately slumps back downwards. However, even Foley can realize when he isn't so hot, and he is a very humble man it would seem, as he does point out before the book wraps up that this one is definitely for the time it was written only whereas his first story is timeless (A point which many have greatly supported I've seen). The usual, based off the first book, stream of consciousness Foley has is still there in full force as he unfolds the story in one nice, long string of storytelling. In total it clocks in at 608 pages, which is mercifully long as finishing the book feels more like a chore at times than something out of own self will. Definitely not a MUST READ but definitely something to check out if you really want more 'Foley-Mania'. If you'd like a great followup Foley bio I suggest 'The Hardcore Diaries'.

  • Robert Kiehn
    2019-05-04 03:29

    Great book, and his 3rd one, written from 1998 to early 2001 from WWF legend, author and NY Times Bestseller (from Have a Nice Day, his first book, also a great one) Mick Foley (aka Mankind, Dude Love, Cactus Jack) in this book Mick talks about and covers many, many subjects and topics, mainly from his personal life, including not just his career and wrestling but also about his family, fans, life, other wrestlers, with often humerus stories about them and his adventures with them, famous matches, mainstream sports, how wrestling is really entertain but also real in a sense, his travels across the country, WWF owner and boss Vince McMahon and his wife Linda and kids Shane and Steph, Owen Hart's tragic and untimely death and passing, the use of drugs in wrestling (and other sports too).Mick foley is also a pop culture fan and references many jokes about popular TV shows and movies in his book, often with amusing (but also lame) jokes and humor, esp. about Al Snow. The book is somewhat clumsily edited, and Mick sometimes goes off topic, into rants and it seems like he has ADD (like me, no less, lol) He also takes on the PTC and a study by Indiana University, unfairly scapgoating the WWF and accusing it of violence and the deaths of 4 children.Mick does a great job of taking them on, defending the WWF and wrestling in general, comparing the violence seen in wrestling/sports entertainment to mainstream sports such as hockey and football.And I do agree that these sports are just as violent, he has plenty to say about issues like these towards the end of his almost 500 page book.All in all, a good read. Foley is good (not God). And the real world is indeed faker then wrestling, esp. books that have ghostwriters and some of the news media (I'm a liberal, btw).

  • Willie
    2019-05-16 20:26

    I liked the first book better since it mostly chronicled Foley's wrestling career. Here in the 2nd book his career was almost winding down so there's a lot of personal stories instead which, in my opinion, is a hit and miss. I already knew Foley was an amusement park aficionado and at times it's fun to read his stories about them. But on the flipside it's also kind of dragging to hear him go on and on about them. It's his book, so he can write whatever he wants. Me, I just skipped his top ten list except about his favorite matches. One thing you'll probably find yourself doing when reading this is searching youtube for clips of the matches he talks about, and after knowing the details that led to his Hell in a Cell retirement match with Triple H in No Way Out, I watched the entire match again and found a new appreciation for it. I admire Foley's insistence to write the book himself instead of using a ghostwriter, and it really pays off since the book really captured his personality. He's honest about the people he writes about, including himself. Sometimes maybe too honestly since at some parts he comes off as petty and vindictive. For example, I've read Hardcore Holly's own autobiography first before I got my hands on this book. Reading Foley's side about their disagreement doesn't paint a pretty picture of him, actually. So he and Al Snow stood Holly up on the airport to go to an amusement park but doesn't feel the need to apologize afterwards, just because he doesn't like the cranky Holly. For me, at least, that's one of the strengths of this book. What else, plenty of road stories and anecdotes, which I always look for in wrestling biographies. Definitely one wrestling book I'd recommend if you're a fan.

  • Ryelor
    2019-05-17 21:14

    The second installment of Mick Foley's autobiography was, I must say, more interesting than the first. Not that the first wasn't interesting--just that Foley Is Good went into more detail about the author's thoughts and feelings concerning a number of different things. Instead of reading like an autobiography, it read more like an autobio/commentary and things that Foley wanted to get off his mind. The result was a refreshing read that helps the reader get to know Mick Foley on a more personal level and not just to know what has happened in his life.There were a few things in the book that as I read them thought, "Is his wife ok with the entire world having access to this information?" But apart from the tangents into the secret sex life of Mick Foley, I enjoyed the rest of the book, especially the chapters that talked about the impact wrestling has had on his personal life and family. This book seemed to be more introspective, more honest, and more focused on "who is Mick Foley." I think after the success of Have a Nice Day, Foley was able to let himself get a little more personal with the text. His writing style also improved immensely from the first to the second book (which tends to be true with all writers--more practice makes for a better writer, right?). All in all, this book was interesting and it helped me to have a better idea as to why Foley Is Good.

  • Michael Tildsley
    2019-05-13 03:19

    Foley is good!... just not as good as he was in his first book. I still liked this one a lot for what it was, but I can't help but compare it to the amazing first book Mick Foley wrote. That one was a thrill ride of behind-the-scenes wrestling history, and showcased what it takes to become a professional wrestler. This one is a little different. The tone is lighter, and it is clear that Foley doesn't take himself as serious here. Some of the content in this book is a continuation and an update from the previous book, but most of it isn't. I found particularly difficult to slug through the epilogue section, where Mr. Foley goes through a defense of the WWF against those who would say it is too violent. Some have gone as far as to blame the accidental deaths of several children on the WWF. I think some of these sections could have been shrunk down, and I definitely wouldn't have ended the book in this way. It left a bitter taste in my mouth, not unlike what I would imagine a crotch-soaked, unwashed gym sock would taste like. Still a fan. Still would try to read whatever else he writes.

  • Brandon
    2019-05-20 19:30

    Foley is Good: And the Real World is Faker Than Wrestling is the follow up to Foley's first autobiography (the book that blazed the trail for the multitude of professional wrestling biographies that would come about in the last 10 years). He basically brings you up to speed on the time since his intial book release, his retirement, his on-screen return as WWE Commissioner and his personal life.While not as good as his previous outing, Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Foley still manages to be entertaining. Especially when he breaks down the Home Alone movies and what REALLY would have happened to poor Harry and Marv.

  • Gemma
    2019-05-01 20:28

    I read this book because I am going to see Mick Foley live in a few weeks and because Mankind scared me when he first appeared in (as it was) WWF. I haven't managed to read Have A Nice Day so I am a little out of order but I enjoyed this book. I think that there could have been a little more editing but just here and there. The last section of the book about the PTC may be out of date now but the arguments made were still valid. Foley tells his story in a novel way with jokes along the way so sometimes it feels like a nice little chat but when he gets emotional he means it. I think he is a bit hard on himself at times but I guess I am reading this with a bit of hindsight and the knowledge of what has happened since 2001. A really enjoyable book and I will be keeping an eye out for his others.

  • David
    2019-05-23 00:15

    As much as I enjoyed reading "Have a Nice Day" by Mick Foley, I was a little wary going into this book. I guess I thought that he wouldn't really have enough material to write more than a rehash of his first book. But, just a little ways into "Foley is Good", I realized why I enjoyed his first book so much. Foley's story telling ability is amazing and his detailed description of his last days in the WWF are worth the price of the book alone. I feel that his departure from the WWF has made a bigger dent in their product than they thought and reading this made me realize how much I really do miss seeing him on Monday nights. If you're a fan of wrestling, or just another one of the "Thousands and Thousands" of Foley's fans, then check out this book. (originally posted on Amazon.com)

  • Emilio Amaro
    2019-05-14 00:29

    I thought this book was a brilliant piece of literature detailing the era of wrestling that was going on around Mick Foley during the time this book was written. In Have a Nice Day it was all about Foley's life and in this one its mostly about the tough criticism that Mick Foley and the WWE were facing. I think Vince McMahon and the WWE should be thankful and pleased they have an intelligent human being such as Mick Foley on their side to expose the ugly truths behind WWE's enemies that are detailed in this book. The only thing that kept me from giving this book five stars was the serious tone this book seemed to have compared to all the humor crammed into Have A Nice Day, other than that this book is a masterpiece

  • Richard Kemp
    2019-05-07 02:19

    This is a decent enough memoir with many interesting stories inside, though most are only for readers who already count themselves as current or former wrestling fans. The editing of this book could have been a lot tighter since Foley repeats himself a lot and often runs on tangents that are less rewarding for the reader than he appears to think. Foley also seems quite confident in his skills as an author, confident to the point of becoming self-indulgent and annoying. This book has great stories within, many of which will have a wrestling fan gripped throughout, but the execution could have been much more succinct.

  • Mr. Pease
    2019-05-10 19:28

    Foley brings a sense of credibility to his writing that belies the fact that it's all about pro wrestling, an art form predicated on tricking its marks. Though dated in its reference both to wrestling and pop culture, it still stands out as an interesting perspective on modern culture and entertainment's place in it. I recommend the paperback version for its added content, in which Foley deftly and humorously defends wrestling against PTC complaints of too much sex and violence by comparing WWE programming's content with that of TV dramas and soap operas. Recommended for wrestling fans of course, but also for those who enjoy humor or pop culture commentary.

  • Andrew Fast
    2019-05-15 20:19

    I heard Mick on a Jay Mohr podcast and really thought he was interesting and would have a fun perspective on wrestling, though I never really followed it or watched it growing up. The first 500 pages are great and I would have gone 5 stars for the effort and insight, not to mention it was hilarious! But alas the ending fizzled out for me and the exposé report and his "process" conducting his very own research study to maim and destroy the published study that maligned the WWF...lost me and sounded more like a series of blog posts. I still want to read his original but this one came off the hold list at the library first.

  • Rob
    2019-05-03 21:23

    The 2nd of Mick Foley's autobiographies. This time around Foley writes about the passing of Owen Hart, his favorite U.S. theme parks, the backyard wrestling controversy, and his favorite wrestling matches. On top of all of that, a large chunk of the book is dedicated to his research on the sex and violence displayed on WWE programming, and his thoughts on the PTC. (He ends up making a very convincing argument that wrestling is no worse than daytime soap operas, Monday Night football, and "Cheers".)

  • Henrik Andersson
    2019-05-19 03:12

    Well it took over two years to finish this which in itself might be an issue. It takes of from the previous book and as with most sequels it doesn't match the first one. What I liked most about these books are the anecdotes from the wrestling world, it seems to be such a crazy subculture, and in that department this book offer fewer and leas interesting events. Worthwhile if you're a fan but read the first book instead if you're looking for insights from this world. Oh, and the PTC sure seem to suck big time but I guess that's no surprise.

  • Tyler
    2019-04-28 03:27

    Touching. As I said in my review for his first book, I'm a big wrestling fan. I'll keep this review short, though: if you're into wrestling, get it. Hell get anything by Foley. It will give you insight into a world that most people understand, and it can even make you emotional... when he talks about how his children and wife react to his career, that should tell people that maybe there's more to wrestling than the average wrestling hater realizes.

  • Rick Marcello
    2019-05-13 00:21

    I thought the books was a great follow up to Have a Nice Day, his first book. Foley is an awesome storyteller with an amazing sense of humor. Several times I was literally laughing out loud to some of the remarks he made. The only downside is that during the epilogue and the afterword he does rant on the same topic. Otherwise this is a wonderful book to read for any sports fan or fan of wrestling.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-27 00:30

    I enjoyed this more than his first book but I think that is in part because I was more familiar with the WWE stories than the previous parts of his career. Again, I thought a lot of bits could have been cut out but at the same time, the layout makes them easy to skip so it wasn't really an issue.I think Mick Foley's books are good because I find they are balanced in his views - if he criticises someone he balances it with his opinions of their strengths, which I enjoy.

  • Lori Bauer
    2019-05-03 00:05

    I was shocked at how good this book was. Some people would think that because he's a wrestler that he wouldn't be able to write a good story or would be intelligent enough to do anything else besides wrestling (make note of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) but I found it to be an intelligent read. I went on to read a couple more of his books. Two other auto-biographies and 2 fiction and I would read his books again.

  • Tyler Giffel
    2019-04-25 00:11

    Foley is Good is a very interesting look into the life of THE Hardcore legend. It's really funny in a lot of parts but is not for the weak of heart; wrestling fans know what I'm talking about. Of course I can't see anybody that's not already a fan of wrestling appreciating this one but for fans of WWE (or just WWF) this, along with his other novels, is a must read.

  • Agustin
    2019-05-16 22:05

    Not as good as his first offering. I enjoyed most of the book, but he went down some tangents that just did not entertain me as a reader. But that's about the worst thing I could say about this book. I still enjoyed it, but his first book was much more entertaining to me. Maybe it was just that his first book was such a pleasant surprise to me.

  • Daniel Clark
    2019-05-18 22:33

    He may not be the best wordsmith, but he is an artist. He comes across as entertaining and authentic person. I have the paperback with the additional very long chapter defending wrestling. It really did not add much to what he was already saying the book, but this extra chapter was bogged down with research and commentary.