Countdown to Lockdown: A Hardcore Journal

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 336 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
34 DAYS
REPACKAGING MICK
33 DAYS
32 DAYS
27 DAYS
A SURPRISE FOR DIANE B
24 DAYS
KURT ANGLE THE SENSITIVE OLYMPIAN
A SPONSOR FOR ALIMANY
8 DAYS
7 DAYS
6 DAYS
5 DAYS
A BAD DAY IN JUNE
AN OPEN LETTER

MEETING TORI AMOS
22 DAYS
21 DAYS
REALITY STAR
20 DAYS
ANOTHER DINNER WITH WOLFIE
16 DAYS
14 DAYS
A PERFECT WAY TO GO
A WHOLE NEW CAREER
THE MAGIC HEADSETS
13 DAYS
11 DAYS
GOODBYE VINCE
10 DAYS
A SUBSTANCE PROBLEM
4 DAYS
2 DAYS
WHEN CACTUS MET MICK
1 DAY
18 HOURS
LOCKDOWN
AFTERWORD
AFTERWORD TO THE AFTERWORD
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CONTENTS
Praise forCOUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN
Copyright
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Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr. was born June 7, 1965. He is an American professional wrestler, author, comedian, actor and voice actor. He has worked for many wrestling promotions. Shortly after he was born, Foley's family moved to Setauket, New York, where Foley attended Ward Melville High School. From May 7 to July 1, 1999, Foley wrote his autobiography, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. It became hugely popular and topped The New York Times bestseller list for several weeks. The follow-up, Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker than Wrestling, was published in 2001 and debuted at number one on the Times list. Foley has also written three children's books, Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx, Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos, and Tales from Wrescal Lane.

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