Hardcore Diaries

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 30, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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The New York Times bestselling author Mick Foley returns to his fans favorite subject: Mick Foley and wrestling!

What was I thinking? Another autobiography? A third? Who did I think I was, Winston Churchill? Why would I want to set my pen loose on hundreds of sheets of notebook paper unless I really felt I had something worth writing about?

Besides, I had a wrestling comeback to prepare for, mentally and physically, provided I could get Vince McMahon and the WWE creative staff to embrace what I was sure was the single greatest storyline of my career.

Then it hit me: the storyline. I would give WWE fans unprecedented access to World Wrestling Entertainment, covering everything from conception to completion. I would recount how I felt about specific interviews and matches, whether they helped or hurt. I would expose the backstage politics, shed some light on my rocky relationship with Vince McMahon, offer insights into my personal dealings with WWE Superstars, and tell stories about my favorite Divas.

But I wasn't interested in writing just a wrestling book. I wanted to share moments from my personal life as well, from a humorous look at my unlikely dinner with polarizing neocon Paul Wolfowitz, to my haunting meeting with a severely burned boy in Afghanistan, to my peculiar obsession with a certain jolly old elf.

I knew I could make the fans care about this storyline, provided I could once again find the passion to make the story come to life in arenas around the country and on television sets around the world.

Most importantly, I had to ask myself a vital question, one upon which this whole idea, and therefore the book you hold, hinges: Was I willing to become the first voluntary member of the Vince McMahon "Kiss My Ass Club"? I sat on the idea for a few days, to let the idea ripen and mature in my mind, like a fine vintage wine, and to figure out if I was really willing to kiss his ass. I mean, literally kiss a man's ass. Sure, I'd been kissing the same guy's ass figuratively for a decade. But this was different. Did I really have the testicular fortitude required for such a task? In front of millions? Including my wife and kids?

I made the call.
 

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User Review  - mattries37315 - LibraryThing

The Hardcore Diaries is my first taste of Mick Foley's writing and I found it enjoyable reading. Foley has a conversational style of writing that is easy to follow, even with not to perfect grammar ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

Meh. I think that I would have enjoyed his other nonfiction books more. I think that he is an interesting guy and very genuine. The backstage look at the WWE is interesting, but ultimately a very long ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
13
Section 3
36
Section 4
37
Section 5
38
Section 6
65
Section 7
95
Section 8
113
Section 18
215
Section 19
220
Section 20
223
Section 21
229
Section 22
241
Section 23
245
Section 24
287
Section 25
305

Section 9
115
Section 10
137
Section 11
145
Section 12
149
Section 13
150
Section 14
163
Section 15
193
Section 16
199
Section 17
203
Section 26
309
Section 27
311
Section 28
313
Section 29
322
Section 30
323
Section 31
336
Section 32
356
Section 33
371
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About the author (2007)

Mick Foley grew up on Long Island, New York. He is the author of the number one New York Times bestsellers: Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling and Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. He is also the author of two other children's books, Halloween Hijinx and Christmas Chaos. Foley wrestled professionally for over fifteen years and was the three-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion. Foley lives with his wife and four children on Long Island.

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