Countdown to new arrival Lockdown: 2021 A Hardcore Journal outlet online sale

Countdown to new arrival Lockdown: 2021 A Hardcore Journal outlet online sale

Countdown to new arrival Lockdown: 2021 A Hardcore Journal outlet online sale

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The undisputed king of the literary ring is back with another handwritten, hardcore home run. Forget the ghost writer and the computer keyboard - this mesmerizing memoir is straight from the pen and notebook paper of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, chronicling the heart-pounding build-up to "Lockdown", one of the most important matches of his long and storied career. Foley''s every limit is tested, as he battles back the formidable tag-team of Father Time and Mother Nature - overcoming a host of injuries and serious self-doubts to get back in the ring with one of his all-time favorite foes. With his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth, Foley dishes previously untold stories from his remarkable life, including his transition from WWE to TNA, his ill-fated stint as a television commentator, his tumultuous relationship with Vince McMahon, his thoughts on performance enhancing substances in sports, the troubling list of wrestlers dying way too young, and his soul saving work in Sierra Leone.

Raw, dynamic, and unabashedly honest, COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN charts Foley''s wrestling rebirth, and rise to heights that his fans thought he would never see again.

Publisher''s Note: 100% of the advance for this book has been donated to Child Fund International and RAINN.

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Professional wrestler Foley is also the author of the number-one New York Times best-seller Have a Nice Day! (2000). This is his account of the 34 days leading up to his emergence from retirement and debut with a new wrestling organization. It’s a chronicle of training, injuries, and rehab. But it’s also a collection of anecdotes about the wrestling world—including a few about controversial impresario Vince McMahon—musings about the use of steroids in the sport, and accounts of charity work in Sierra Leone and Foley’s relationship with Paul “Wolfie” Wolfowitz. Yes, that Paul Wolfowitz. Though the audience for Foley’s writing is primarily the huge wrestling fan base, readers who don’t care a whit about the spectacle will be entertained by a surprisingly sophisticated man with a variety of opinions about the world around him. The book satisfies on a number of levels (particularly Foley’s self-deprecating humor) and will likely draw significant interest. --Wes Lukowsky

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" Mick Foley is a natural born storyteller whose sense of humor and sensibilities regarding life are a joy to experience. This hilarious, often poignant, vividly written true story is an amazingly honest journey that any fan of pop culture, sports, family values, battling Father Time, helping others, and, obviously, pro wrestling past or present, will love. I read Mick''s latest literary effort twice in three days and am anxious to start the process all over again." ( --Jim "JR" Ross, Hall of Fame wrestling announcer)

"Mick Foley is like the two sides of a coin. Both a hardcore wrestling legend and a smart, caring author-Mick''s intelligence makes him lethal in the ring and his wrestling intensity makes him a deadly writer. Countdown to Lockdown applies a "Mandible Claw" to every page!" ( --Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman)

"Like a trusted bard of old, Mick Foley is a masterful storyteller whose tales are guaranteed to engage and entertain." ( --Chris Jericho, New York Times bestselling author)

About the Author

Mick Foley is the author of the genre defining #1 New York Times best-sellers Have a Nice Day and Foley is Good, as well as three children''s books and two novels. Foley began wrestling professionally in 1985, and is a four-time world champion. He has sponsored children for eighteen years with Child Fund International, and is a weekly volunteer in RAINN''s fight against sexual violence. He lives with his wife and four children on Long Island.

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goodbadandugly
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Even professional at best. His obsession with Tori Amos'' song "Winter" sometimes ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2014
There''s no question concerning Mick''s ability to convey his thoughts on paper. His writing style is his own and quite interesting. Even professional at best.His obsession with Tori Amos'' song "Winter" sometimes gets overbearing. Maybe it''s his obsession with the... See more
There''s no question concerning Mick''s ability to convey his thoughts on paper. His writing style is his own and quite interesting. Even professional at best.His obsession with Tori Amos'' song "Winter" sometimes gets overbearing. Maybe it''s his obsession with the song that helped Mick keep his sanity in the wacky world or pro wrestling. Although he credits Vice McMahon with giving him the opportunity to hit the "big time", Mick still concludes that Vince was still no more no less a pro wrestling promoter cut throat,out for every buck he could make, usually at the expense of the pro wrestler. While later wrestling in TNA, Mick has some good things to say concerning the TNA owner Dixie Carter. It appears her knockout good looks may have been influential in forming his opinion of her. However, Dixie did let him experiment with his own ideas which was very limited under the rule of Vince. Few pro wrestlers have sacrificed their health and bodies in the world of pro wrestling as Mick has.His one ear will attest to that fact. I can''t help but wonder what he will look like when he turns 60? Knowing that the outcome of matches are scripted does not detract from the fact the bumps the wrestlers endure, just to give the fans their moneys worth.This book is not as good as Micks previous literary endeavors but still well worth reading.
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E. Voit
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Forced and recycled
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2011
I actually feel bad for Mick Foley because I think he is a great writer and I''ve read everything he''s ever written - even the children''s books to my kids. But this one seemed forced and recycled. If you read any of his other non-fiction books, probably no need to read this... See more
I actually feel bad for Mick Foley because I think he is a great writer and I''ve read everything he''s ever written - even the children''s books to my kids. But this one seemed forced and recycled. If you read any of his other non-fiction books, probably no need to read this one as most of the great wrestling stories are in there again.

The best chapters were the ones where he introduces a new experience which is why I still think the book has some interest. I actually dreaded the chapters about the actual "Countdown to Lockdown" because they lacked focus and seemed repititious. There''s really nothing new - even when Mick had a chance to bash the WWE for how he was treated.

I''ll probably still read anything he puts out in the future, because there were still some interesting thoughts in here, just not his best.
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icemandoom
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Another great read by the hardcore literary legend
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2021
Front start to finish this was a great ride to take with one of the all time greatest people to have graced this Earth. So much more than just a wrestler and author is the living legend Mick Foley. A big thumbs up and I did have several nice days while sitting down with my... See more
Front start to finish this was a great ride to take with one of the all time greatest people to have graced this Earth. So much more than just a wrestler and author is the living legend Mick Foley. A big thumbs up and I did have several nice days while sitting down with my friend Mick.
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michael alamillo
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i was afraid another memior would suck but was i surprised
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2011
i really did digg this book alot. i have all the memoir books and even some of the novels. my favorite has always been have a nice day which i do own 3 copies because eventually from over reading the spine would break and pages would get lost. If i would have to put these... See more
i really did digg this book alot. i have all the memoir books and even some of the novels. my favorite has always been have a nice day which i do own 3 copies because eventually from over reading the spine would break and pages would get lost. If i would have to put these book in order from what i liked best this book would surly be number 2 after have a nice day. i like how honest mick foley is and am happy he tries to give back to the less fortunate. I was immediately sucked in even though i havent watched wrestling in ages or even any of the tna stuff but i felt like i missed out.i was a big fan during the 80s early 90s and of coarse the attitude era. Im glad i spent the money on this book and it was totally worth my time. Im glad mick foley doesnt go the jose canseco route and point fingers and drop names when it comes to talking about some of the darker parts of wrestling but i am glad he acknowledges it exists. Anyways hopefully some people take a chance and they buy this book in some way shape or form.
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Rebecca L. Juro
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Loved this book.
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2020
It''s fun to read about the wrestling of course, but it''s more than that. Mick Foley is a great writer. You get a real sense of who he is and his personality as you read.
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David E Houston II
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Fun book
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2013
Another fun Foley autobiography that has some great details on Foley''s run in TNA. From his angle with the Motor City Machine Guns to his Lockdown main event with Sting, it''s a very good book. The only issue is that it ends before Foley was released by TNA so we should... See more
Another fun Foley autobiography that has some great details on Foley''s run in TNA. From his angle with the Motor City Machine Guns to his Lockdown main event with Sting, it''s a very good book. The only issue is that it ends before Foley was released by TNA so we should expect one more autobiography to cover that and his return to WWE.
A big bonus is how much of Foley''s charity work is covered. You really get a different side of Mick and it''s probably the best part of the book.
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Beverly Payne
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Mick Foley
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2021
I love this book. Its worth the price and a good read.
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maurice
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... mind to the pen and paper or type writer best wrestling authorautobiographies if your collector
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2016
I Just have to wait on the other book to get here and I will own the whole book series they all are must own books by yours truly mick foley no co authors strictly from his mind to the pen and paper or type writer best wrestling authorautobiographies if your collector like
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Magnum Valentino
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
No more, thanks
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2010
While I often roll my eyes when I see caveats such as this at the start of reviews, let me just confirm my devotion to Mick Foley. As an entertainer he is without peer. His work in many guises in the world of wrestling is as enjoyable as that of any other performer. As a...See more
While I often roll my eyes when I see caveats such as this at the start of reviews, let me just confirm my devotion to Mick Foley. As an entertainer he is without peer. His work in many guises in the world of wrestling is as enjoyable as that of any other performer. As a writer, his success is truly heartwarming. That a man famous for championing a sports medium so relentlessly pigeon-holed could establish such a devoted literary following is a continued joy, impressive in itself. Perhaps it is telling that, while I consumed Foley''s last two autobiographies (Foley Is Good and The Hardcore Diaries) in a day each, Countdown to Lockdown took me the better part of a month to read. I can only speak for myself of course, but I think that while it is at times a compelling read, it''s hard to shake the feeling that it really wouldn''t have been missed if it hadn''t been written. Ultimately, Countdown to Lockdown is an account of a career winding down, and even in Foley''s capable hands it feels at times slightly unnecessary. The framework (borrowed from The Hardcore Diaries) of alternating chapters dealing with the preparation and promotion for a single match and tangential musings on politics, music and theme parks doesn''t feel as justified here as it did in 2007. In fact, when the actual Countdown chapters focus on the specifics of wrestling (as opposed to what Foley thought of his latest flight or hotel room), the redundancy of reading detailed descriptions of events most readers are likely to already have watched (more than a year ago, no less) is painfully distracting. I found myself just switching off many times while reading this, a problem which never presented itself with his previous efforts. Foley''s insights into the workings of the western world''s second largest wrestling promotion (that''s TNA) are welcome, as it was clear from his last book and from the WWE-specific chapters of this one that he wasn''t happy working for that company. That said, most of the topics covered here (job dissatisfaction, substance abuse) have been written about extensively before, so again one can''t help but feel their time is wasted re-reading it. It''s hard to call it an exercise in self-indulgence, because it''s not written with any sense of passion or determination. Ultimately, it feels like a collection of blogs loosely organised around the story of a man for whom comebacks are almost annual: without structure, without cause, and without worth.
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K. G. A. AlaviTop Contributor: Star Wars
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Not the best, but not the worst
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 26, 2011
I bought this book because of Mick Foley. This book is not a good as his first book Have A Nice Day but let''s face it not many books are. Many people think that Mick should not have written another wrestling memoir book. I disagree!!!!! His third book Hardcore Diaries was...See more
I bought this book because of Mick Foley. This book is not a good as his first book Have A Nice Day but let''s face it not many books are. Many people think that Mick should not have written another wrestling memoir book. I disagree!!!!! His third book Hardcore Diaries was written a down point of his career and life, for such as beloved entertainer it would have been sad to have been remembered for that. Countdown is a more positive ending and a better way for Mick to go out with. Also Mick has written this book with pro-wrestlers and potential pro-wrestlers in mind. He again explains his thought process while making a promo and building up a PPV match. This information is invaluable to wrestling today as many agree the promo is a lost are as many are told what to say and repeat it as if reading lines from a script. He also tries to emphasise the importance of wrestlers planning for their futures, the dangers of excesses in the world of pro-wrestling (Drugs & partying among others), and what to expect for those "lucky" enough to make it to the big leagues and how easy it is to lose everything. Mick also gives at closest account that any outsider is likely to receive about the Chris Beniot tragedy. The rest of the book is divided between Mick''s on screen character promoting his upcoming match, Mick Foley getting physically getting ready for the match and Mick''s own political and personal opinions, but hey it is his book and that his part of what you have to expect when you buy an autobiography.
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Michael Murchie
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Poor substitute for a good wrestling book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2015
I have been a fan of Mick Foley as long as I have been watching wrestling. I loved his first book, Have a Nice Day! Now, THAT was a wrestling book. With each new book he releases the wrestling content becomes more and more like his recent matches. Diluted and weak. Sorry,...See more
I have been a fan of Mick Foley as long as I have been watching wrestling. I loved his first book, Have a Nice Day! Now, THAT was a wrestling book. With each new book he releases the wrestling content becomes more and more like his recent matches. Diluted and weak. Sorry, but the last 2 books, this one included have been lacking content and interesting anecdotes. How the mighty fall from grace
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Adrian Smith
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Pretty much the same as Hardcore Diaries
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 4, 2013
If you like Hardcore Diaries then you will like this - as it is the same book essentially! Mick''s moaning and constant lack of self confidence gets a bit much after a while as he is a 20 year plus pro at this point with well over a decade in the lime light. But an enjoyable...See more
If you like Hardcore Diaries then you will like this - as it is the same book essentially! Mick''s moaning and constant lack of self confidence gets a bit much after a while as he is a 20 year plus pro at this point with well over a decade in the lime light. But an enjoyable read all the same.
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lucy white
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2021
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Countdown to new arrival Lockdown: 2021 A Hardcore Journal outlet online sale

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