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#1 Posted on 19.5.03 1736.10
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Has anybody read the book yet? Any chances it'll be good? I dug the one video promo I saw on it . Any thoughts?
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#2 Posted on 20.5.03 0317.42
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I hear Meltzer likes it.
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#3 Posted on 22.5.03 1527.20
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Looks like it'll be good. Most wrestling books are hit and miss, but I'm hoping this will be decent.

Nothing can suck more than the ending of HAVE A NICE DAY, or basically the entire Chyna book.

Kudos to the Idiots Guide to Pro Wrestling, which was indeed written by an idiot. :-)
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#4 Posted on 22.5.03 1734.05
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I actually picked it up from the public library today, so I'll post a mini-review when I get done reading it. Looks like a quick read, to be sure.
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#5 Posted on 22.5.03 1754.52
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    Originally posted by SOK
    Nothing can suck more than the ending of HAVE A NICE DAY


I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you read the softcover version with the "special" bonus chapter that Mick Foley himself ended up hating.
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#6 Posted on 23.5.03 0058.43
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That was one fucking awful bonus chapter.

It was Foley's LiveJournal.
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#7 Posted on 23.5.03 1755.25
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    Originally posted by bubblesthechimp

      Originally posted by SOK
      Nothing can suck more than the ending of HAVE A NICE DAY


    I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that you read the softcover version with the "special" bonus chapter that Mick Foley himself ended up hating.

No, I read the hardcover journal, and it was almost like a trainwreck...the entire novel was a smooth ride on a fast train, and then he wins the title...but the way he wrote it, it was like he was writing it as he was putting the book into the printer, just write something and let it go. It was ridiculous.

I haven't read the soft cover version...maybe I should.
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#8 Posted on 26.5.03 1208.21
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Well I'm halfway though Listen You Pencil Neck Geeks, and I can barely put it down. Except for the first few obligatory pages about growing up poor or whatever, this book is great. He writes about wrestling at carnivals, kayfabing your own family, the birth of the NWA, wrestling's introduction to TV, wrestling bears, fighting Rikizodan, Buddy Rogers, Gorgeous George, and Sammartino. Abnd I'm just getting to the point where he goes to work for Vince Sr.

Refreshingly, the book feels written for adults and not high school students. Every other word is "fuck" or "pussy," and there's a hilarious passage about some kind of lube he discovered in the early 60's that solidified his status as "God's gift to women."

And of course, theres lots baout being mauled by insane fans - stabbed, doused in acid, death threats, getting his Caddy smashed in, etc.

So far, so good. I'll give another update when I'm finished with the book. Oh yeah, as a reminder, I'm reading a library copy, so I can't promise how sweet this would taste after dropping $25 on it. So be sure to borrow a copy whenever possible.
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