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#41 Posted on 22.3.06 0813.53
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Has anyone read "Tietam Brown" or "Scooter" (Foley's non-wrestling books)? I have "Tietam Brown", I bought it about a year or so ago and I haven't even opened the book once.
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#42 Posted on 22.3.06 1015.57
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    Originally posted by britishiles
    Has anyone read "Tietam Brown" or "Scooter" (Foley's non-wrestling books)?


We got a copy of Iteam Brown at the newspaper where I worked at the time. I got maybe 20 pages into and didn't find any reason to keep at it. There was no hint of the narrative voice that made his autobio books so much fun to read.
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#43 Posted on 22.3.06 1032.08
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    Originally posted by britishiles
    Has anyone read "Tietam Brown" or "Scooter" (Foley's non-wrestling books)? I have "Tietam Brown", I bought it about a year or so ago and I haven't even opened the book once.
Same here, almost. I bought a used copy of "Scooter" on Amazon a year or so ago for like $3 and I havent opened it since.

In his WWE.com blog, he made reference to the fact that his non-wrestling books havent been setting the world on fire like he hoped they would, but they were still doing respectable numbers. He also said something about his publisher still wanting more books from him, so he must not be doing too bad.
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#44 Posted on 22.3.06 1058.56
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The "Tietam Brown" copy I got was off Ebay for about $5.
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#45 Posted on 22.3.06 1317.02
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I read Tietam Brown and I really enjoyed it. I don't really remember much of it, but I do recall liking it.
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#46 Posted on 22.3.06 1527.56
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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by FurryHippie
      Did I really just read that??


    I think the point was that all the divas seem to be inclined to smooch another. Just as all new divas win their first "lose your clothes" match and then peel off all their clothes to celebrate. Lazy booking (if it can be called "booking") is another reason why the diva angles are dead boring. We'd have more interest if they acted differently.


...and here I thought it was because the WWE only hires 30 year old virgins to write their story lines.

Silly me.

Also, don't feel bad for Mick Foley as a writer. His (non-wrestling related) books may not sell as well as he would like them to, but they get decent to good reviews. I seem to remember Tietam Brown being on some 'Best of the year' lists when it came out.
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#47 Posted on 22.3.06 2028.11
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I read Tietam Brown a couple years ago and thought it was ok.

It was very serious and a little depressing, which is not at all what I expected out of Foley. The thing I loved about his autobiographies was how sharp and funny he was, but there was none of that in Tietam. Which is fine, I guess if that's what he was shooting for with his nonwrestling writing career, but it's not really my thing, and I didn't pick up Scooter because I expected more of the same.
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#48 Posted on 22.3.06 2108.22
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As someone who works in publishing, let me assure you that there's no need to cry for Mick. lol. He got a very healthy advance against royalties for both non-wrestling books, I'd strongly wager. If they didn't sell as well as hoped that would only cut into his potential future advances, but I'd still guess that for his next wrestling-related book they'd calculate the advance based on sales of the two wrestling books, not Tietam Brown and Scooter.
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