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am 24. Juni 2002
Der Büchermarkt wird derzeit überschwemmt von Biographien ehemaliger Superstars des Wrestling.
Mick Foley's erstes Buch "Have a nice day - a tale of blood and sweatsocks" ist schon jetzt ein absoluter Klassiker! Und das ist keinesfalls übertrieben, denn der lockere und vor allem nie langweilige Schreibstil macht das Buch zu einem absoluten Muß. Auch Leute, die mit Wrestling nichts am Hut haben, werden ihre Freude daran haben. Wenn man bedenkt, dass das Buch großteils von Foley alleine mittels "brainstorming auf Papier" entstanden ist, dann alle Achtung. Nicht zu unrecht ist dieses Buch auf der New York Times Bestsellerliste zu finden gewesen.
In diesem Buch beschreibt Mick Foley seinen Werdegang im Wrestlingbusiness - er erzählt, wie er das Handwerk von der Pieke auf gelernt hat. Die unzähligen Stunden in Dominic Denucci's gym, die langen Reisen zu den verschiedenen Arenen und natürlich die äußerst harte Arbeit und ständige Selbstüberwindung, um ein Star zu werden.
In dem über 700 Seiten starken Buch geht Foley sehr detailliert an die Sache heran; selbst sein Familienleben kann man gut mitverfolgen. Die ständigen ups and downs seiner so illustren Karriere veranlassen einen stets weiterzulesen. Man kann sich alles bildhaft vorstellen - man glaubt mit Foley im Ring zu stehen. Herrlich, wie er am Anfang den Verlust seines Ohres bei einem Auftritt in Deutschland beschreibt. Der Mann spricht Deutsch, keine Frage!
Man bekommt einen sehr guten Einblick in das Entstehen bzw. Wirken seiner Charaktere (Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love, Mick Foley).
Wie gesagt, ein Klassiker! Und ein Beweis dafür, was in den USA als "Nobody" so alles möglich ist, denn viele zweifelten an einen Erfolg.
Kurzum: unbedingt kaufen, viel Lesespaß um wenig Geld!
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am 9. Januar 2000
Page xi: "I really hope that some of the people reading this book are not wrestling fans." I wasn't a wrestling fan when I began this book.
New Year's Eve, 1999. My boyfriend and I are sharing our very first New Year's together. He is reading the Mick Foley book, which he had just received from amazon.com. And he's enjoying it so much that I can't bring myself to ask him to put it down.
(He finished before "the ball dropped" on Time's Square, so I did get my kiss. <g>)
And I began the book on New Year's Day, the first book I read in the year 2000.
The book is incredibly well-written. Its use of proper grammar is MUCH better than that of many "professionals," and only had one typo that I caught. (I try to read a book a week, so I've got a lot of basis for comparison.)
Mick Foley is constantly entertaining. His descriptions, while graphic, are clear to the point of making the reader feel as though s/he is there. His LACK of the use of expletives and explicit sex definitely adds to the story. I'm actually looking forward to the next Pay-Per-View because I feel like I'm Mick's friend.
Furthermore, I love the fact that, no matter who Mick is describing, he can always find at least one nice thing to say about [whomever]. It's relishing to read a show business autobiography in which the writer is not trashing everyone whose path he's crossed.
If baseball players were as principled as Mick Foley, I would still be a baseball fan.
This book is a delight to read.
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am 9. Januar 2000
Page xi: "I really hope that some of the people reading this book are not wrestling fans." I wasn't a wrestling fan when I began this book.
New Year's Eve, 1999. My boyfriend and I are sharing our very first New Year's together. He is reading the Mick Foley book, which he had just received from amazon.com. And he's enjoying it so much that I can't bring myself to ask him to put it down.
(He finished before "the ball dropped" on Time's Square, so I did get my kiss. <g>)
And I began the book on New Year's Day, the first book I read in the year 2000.
The book is incredibly well-written. Its use of proper grammar is MUCH better than that of many "professionals," and only had one typo that I caught. (I try to read a book a week, so I've got a lot of basis for comparison.)
Mick Foley is constantly entertaining. His descriptions, while graphic, are clear to the point of making the reader feel as though s/he is there. His LACK of the use of expletives and explicit sex definitely adds to the story. I'm actually looking forward to the next Pay-Per-View because I feel like I'm Mick's friend.
Furthermore, I love the fact that, no matter who Mick is describing, he can always find at least one nice thing to say about [whomever]. It's relishing to read a show business autobiography in which the writer is not trashing everyone whose path he's crossed.
If baseball players were as principled as Mick Foley, I would still be a baseball fan.
This book is a delight to read.
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am 18. März 2000
We saw "Beyond the Mat" last night. Mick Foley did such a great job writing "Have A Nice Day" that I felt as though I knew the characters. I felt that Colette and the kids were my friends. I couldn't stand seeing them cry when Mick was in the ring. I am probably the only person in the world who will cry at "Beyond the Mat" but I couldn't watch those people whom Mick had portrayed as flesh and blood human beings. I don't think I realized just how good this book was until I saw a movie with the same people -- and they were familiar. "In that one moment they had somehow become friends. There does not seem much chance of their meeting again in that world or any other. But if they ever do they will rush together with their hands held out." (C.S. Lewis in "The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader.'" THAT is how well-written this book is. (Can I gush any more?"
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am 22. März 2000
I must say that I had my doughts about how good the book would be and even wether or not I would be able to finish it, but I finished it and enjoyed every page. After I read the first chapter I knew it would be a great book. The first chapter is funny although from there on he gets serious for the most part. The book goes through how Mankind accomplished his dreams and asperations of becoming the wwf champion. This book mentions a few things about what goes on behind the curtian, but he talks mainly about his personal struggle and how he gained his respect and beat all the critics. After reading this book I believe I know everything there is to know about Mick Foley. The thing I enjoyed the most about this book and The Rock's is how the y paid tribute to the people who helped them get there and to the fellow wrestlers who they respected, especially Owen Hart, I was there on that terriable day and I cried while I read both of there tributes to this great man.
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am 5. Dezember 1999
I have been a diehard wrestling fan for 23 years. I have seen them come and go.But,Mick Foley is without a doudt the greatest of all time.And i also have a hobbie of reading many different types of books. But this IS the greatest book i have ever read! I could not put it done.Mick is talking about retiring very soon and i have too say that i would like to see him in the ring for another five or ten years.But after learning what kind of loving father and husband that this man is,i can only say hang up the boots now Mankind and go out on top of the sport that you have given so much for.Buy this book if you have not already,you will not be sorry! once again 5 stars
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am 5. Dezember 1999
I was worried that I was wasting $26.00 on this book when I bought it. I had heard good things from the WWF folk about it, but they hype everything, so I just had to jump in with both feet and trust Mick with my cash and my time.
I'm so glad I did! Mick is a terrific writer; he has a good sense of timing (read the book aloud to see what I mean), flow of emotion and organization of events. Another plus: He uses a vocabulary that most readers can understand without feeling they are being talked down to.
Of course, it didn't hurt that Mick has led an incredible life. Put a good writer together with great raw material, and you come out with this something the caliber of this book -- the best autobiography I have ever read.
This book would appeal to those who are not wrestling fans, but who are curious about people who have done extreme things, or simply turned their lives over to a cause. Mick's cause just happened to be professional wrestling.
Kudos, Mick! You've done a great job.
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am 17. März 2012
Ich habe vor wenigen Tagen Mick Foleys erste Biographie ausgelesen, und bin begeistert.
Diese mit sehr viel Humor geschriebene Autobiographie von Mick Foley ist ein Muss für jeden Wrestlingfan.
In seiner typisch sympathischen Art schildert er seine Lebensgeschichte, vom etwas anderen jugendlichen bis zum
WWE Champion.
Zahlreiche Anekdoten aus seiner Karriere geben einen sehr interessanten Einblick in die Welt des Pro Wrestlings.
Dabei spart er auch nicht mit Kritik gegen andere und gegen sich selbst.
Wer vorher mit Mick Foley nichts anfangen konnte, wird ihn nach diesem Buch lieben.
Ich persönlich kann es nicht abwarten, seine zweite Bio zu lesen.
Da sein Erstlingswerk mit seinem ersten WWE Champion Titel gewinn endet, gibt es schliesslich noch einiges zu erzählen.
Nach dem Genuss von Have A Nice Day, bleibt einem nur noch zu sagen FOLEY IS GOD!
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am 9. Mai 2013
Bei Erscheinungsdatum noch das Nonplusultra der Wrestlingbücher, so führt sich Foley selbst in den vergangenen Jahren ad absurdum, viele Ansichten und Einschätzungen muss man nach seinem Verhalten nach Veröffentlichung des Buches (2000-2010) relativieren - trotz allem, sehr persönliche und gut lesbare Pflichtlektüre in Sachen Karrierereflexion von Wrestlern. Foley weiss, wie man schreibt und sich dabei gut aussehen lässt. Die Vermarktung unter Lizensierung der WWE rüttelt aber etwas an der Objektivität und für die WWE brisante Themen werden latent vernachlässigt - das untergräbt mitunter die Glaubwürdigkeit in der Nachbetrachtung.
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Ive just finished reading the ppv report of WWF No Way Out and i still can't beleive it. I can't beleive that my role-model, my hero, my favourite wrestler and person, is finally done with wrestling(For those of you who dont know, Mick Foley lost a retirement match today and unfortunately, like most other retirement matches in wrestling, is not coming back in 2 months). I really was expecting mick to win and go on to main-event his first wrestlemania; now he's gone and worse than that, i never got his last match on tape!
Anyways enough rambling, back to the review. This is a wonderful book. After reading it, you really feel closer to foley and to the wrestling industry in general. It is very well written and is definatly worth the money as it is quite a lengthy book. I spent 4 months waiting for 'Have a Nice Day' in Australia (and its still not available here), until i decided to buy it off amazon. I payed double what all you yanks did (can i say that?), but it was definatly worth every penny!
I am really writing this review for all the Australian and international foley/wrestling/reading people out there. Don't wait for 'Have a Nice Day' in your local book store, order it from Amazon, it will come quicker!
FWF rules!
Bang! Bang!
Have Mercy!
Have a Nice Day!
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