Countdown to Lockdown
A Hardcore Journal
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The undisputed king of the literary ring is back with another handwritten, hardcore home run. Forget the ghost writer and the computer keyboard - this mesmerizing memoir is straight from the pen and notebook paper of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, chronicling the heart-pounding build-up to "Lockdown", one of the most important matches of his long and storied career. Foley's every limit is tested, as he battles back the formidable tag-team of Father Time and Mother Nature - overcoming a host of injuries and serious self-doubts to get back in the ring with one of his all-time favorite foes. With his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth, Foley dishes previously untold stories from his remarkable life, including his transition from WWE to TNA, his ill-fated stint as a television commentator, his tumultuous relationship with Vince McMahon, his thoughts on performance enhancing substances in sports, the troubling list of wrestlers dying way too young, and his soul saving work in Sierra Leone.
Raw, dynamic, and unabashedly honest, COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN charts Foley's wrestling rebirth, and rise to heights that his fans thought he would never see again.
Publisher's Note: 100% of the advance for this book has been donated to Child Fund International and RAINN.
From Publishers Weekly
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I love this book!
Mick Foley has done it again! Countdown to Lockdown is a wonderfully written diary of one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Foley captures your interest from page one, and never let's go. By the end of the book, you feel as though you have just had a wonderful conversation with an old friend.
A solid blend of wrestling and life
As a TNA fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative build up to Lockdown.
The non-Lockdown chapters all contained a story that showed the unique character and nature of Mick Foley.
I enjoy the writing, humor, and perception of Mick Foley. Having read all his books, including Tietam Brown, I can't say this book is only for a wrestling audience. Foley's account of giving to those in need, finding strength in a song- only to realize he is able to conquer his fears by believing in himself, and not allowing anyone to compromise the fact that 'I' make a difference are 3 themes I drew from the book.
For a pure wrestlers life account books like Hitman or Hardcore Holly will give you raw and unfiltered stories behind the scenes as a wrestler. Countdown to Lockdown will give you an account of the life of a man who does more than wrestle.
I have enjoyed this book more so than Jericho's on the grounds that I feel Mick Foley is not just giving a pretty good effort, but is giving the best he has.