Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf #2020

Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf By Mick Foley Saint Mick My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa s Jolly Elf Saint Mick from New York Times bestselling author Mick Foley is a Yuletide tale like no other part jolly memoir part whimsical ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas part solemn tribute to t
  • Title: Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf
  • Author: Mick Foley
  • ISBN: 9781943818754
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf By Mick Foley
    Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf By Mick Foley Saint Mick from New York Times 1 bestselling author Mick Foley is a Yuletide tale like no other part jolly memoir, part whimsical ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, part solemn tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places After a lifetime of putting his body on the line to entertain his dozens and dozens of fans,Saint Mick from New York Times 1 bestselling author Mick Foley is a Yuletide tale like no other part jolly memoir, part whimsical ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, part solemn tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places After a lifetime of putting his body on the line to entertain his dozens and dozens of fans, the Hardcore Legend is paying the price both physically and emotionally Unable to resist the roar of the crowd, Mick returned to the ring too often, risking too much, losing belief in the characters that had defined him, and losing sight of his dreams When the final bell on Mick s career finally tolled not with glory inside the ring, but with solemn words in a neurologist s office, the future is far from merry and bright Until hope and redemption come to him in the form of a beloved figure from his past Given the chance to become Santa Claus not dress up, not pretend, but become Mick Foley rediscovers the joy of performing, finds a character he can believe in, and even finds a way to put his body on the line in commitment to his new craft, enduring an excruciating six hour bleaching so that the beard on his chin can be as white as the snow Mick charts a course from the heartwarming to the surreal, detailing the drastic measures he takes to keep the magic age of belief alive for his younger children, as well as taking us inside the secret world of the Santa subculture where real bearded Santas and traditional or mystical Santas are quite often at odds as to who makes the better red suit ambassadors Along the way, Mick worries that he will be excommunicated from the Santa world for everything from his colorful WWE background, to his Santa character being run over by a motor vehicle on Christmas Eve on WWE television, to his intentional breaking of The Santa Claus Oath by promising toys to families in need, to his participation in a controversial Santa Claus documentary With Saint Mick, Mick Foley sails into the Holiday season with the earnestness of George Bailey discovering how wonderful life can be, the dog eared determination of Ralphie on his Red Ryder quest, and with the speed and precision of a Buddy Elf snowball barrage And with the help of an unlikely elf 8 time Grammy award winner Norah Jones Mick learns valuable lessons about the real power and responsibility of the red suit, and that success as Santa comes not by appearing in front of millions on TV, but by touching hearts and creating Santa moments for the young and the young at heart one memory at a time.
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    About “Mick Foley

    • Mick Foley

      Mick Foley is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of several memoirs, a WWE Hall of Famer, and the author of numerous books for children He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O Brien, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Good Morning America, Family Feud, Fox News, and has made several appearances on The Today Show He was featured in a story on ABC s World News Tonight for his work as an online volunteer with RAINN, the nation s largest anti sexual assault organization Foley was also recognized for his work with RAINN at the famous Rally to Restore Sanity and or Fear where he was awarded the Medal of Reasonableness from Daily Show host Jon Stewart Follow him at RealMickFoley.

    264 thoughts on “Saint Mick: My Journey from Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf

    • A fabulous book that filled me with love and joy and an even deeper desire to be one of Santa s ambassadors Foley s deep and abiding love for Christmas, his family and spreading joy to others shine through in this book and I couldn t help but smile.


    • Being a professional Santa myself I was excited to read this book Mick Foley is a Hall of Fame WWE wrestler who has always loved Christmas and Santa Claus As his wrestling career faded, he focused on becoming a professional Santa Claus This book is about his transition from WWE celebrity to Santa Overall it is a good read For most of the book, it appears his original intention after getting into Santa work was to be a Santa to the millions on TV for WWE and to do high profile events for his own [...]


    • You will like this book.Let s get this out of the way Yes, this is Mick Foley from WWE So you ll like it if you like wrestling.But this is also a book about Christmas Not a Christmas all Christmas It s about the spirit of Christmas, about Christmas magic, about a man becoming Santa Claus So it s great for that reason.It s also a book about a father Mick and his Christmas experiences with his family great stuff.Speaking of his family, this is also a book about Mick Foley s autistic son And the ma [...]


    • Technically finished this yesterday right before I took it back to the library but didn t get a chance to write this up until now This probably falls in the 3.5 category than 3 or 4 stars This was book 90 for the year for me and completes my reading challenge for the year as well Just in the.Mick of timebudum dish This was another good autobiography from Mick Foley And a different and interesting one from him, that s nothing like his previous obviously since this is about Santa and being a volu [...]


    • I love Mick and have been an avid reader of all of his books He has always made it a point to show his abiding love of Christmas and Santa, and this book highlights that in spades.Why three stars then This book suffers from poor editing overall And I don t blame the author for that I would just consider that a book like this, that may be unlikely to receive future printings, and serves a niche audience, would have been better off with an editor that cared a bit about the finished product Furthe [...]


    • Being a bigger fella, and generally in a jovial mood and living just short drive from the actual little town of Santa Claus, Indiana , I ve often thought it would be fun to be one of Santa s helpers After reading this book, I know, deep down, that I would never make the cut As much as I enjoy interacting with children, and making people happy, I don t think I could do the job, emotionally Heck, just reading this book, and Mick s journey and adventures as an ambassador had me in tears in places W [...]


    • FoleyDifferent from Foley s other autobiographies There is almost no wrestling talk but a lot of Christmas stories I loved it.



    • From the prolific progenitor of modern wrestling biographies and fiction too comes a book just as insightful, illuminating, entertaining and well crafted as a Have a Nice Day A Tale of Blood and Sweat socks This is a well told collection of tales about an extraordinary life The adage the mask does not conceal the person, it reveals them provides one of the underpinnings here The transformation into a character, coming out the character of your everyday self and inhabiting another character, and [...]


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