A True Original!
Mick Foley is a legendary professional wrestler, turned multi-time best-selling author, turned stand-up comic/spoken word performer. One of the cornerstones of WWE’s meteoric rise in the late 90’s, Mick Foley earned the nickname ‘The Hardcore Legend’ for his ability to absorb seemingly inhuman punishment in some of the most dramatic matches in sports-entertainment history. Foley’s career soared to new heights in WWE as ‘Mankind’, a character Foley claimed was inspired by a combination of reading ‘Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein’
With retirement looming as a result of that physically demanding style, Foley penned his own memoir, ‘Have a Nice Day’ the book showcased Foley’s paradoxical blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth, and shocked the literary world by hitting number one on The New York Times best-seller Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four children’s books and two novels. After speaking at some of the United Stated most respected colleges and, Foley decided to take his verbal skills to the stand-up comedy stage. 2012 saw Foley earn rave reviews for his comedy sets at ‘Just for Laughs’ in Montreal, and the ‘Edinburgh (UK) Fringe Fest.’