Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Mankind for children

No, this ain't no philosophical post about the proper way to raise children or the role of the young in society. The purpose of this post is to alert the world to the fact that Mick Foley is now an author of children's books. That's right, the Mick Foley. AKA Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love. A legend of professional wrestling. Foley is the man who earned fame primarily as deranged character who wore a Hannibal Lechter-like, leather mask and earned wrestling immortality after he was nearly killed, live on pay-per-view by the Undertaker at King of the Righ in 1998. Now he is writing kiddie lit.

Foley's latest release is entitled Halloween Hijinx, but it is not his first release. In addition to writing children's books, Foley also wrote an autobiography entitled Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. Although Foley made himself famous in the ring as a maniac who was often covered in blood, Foley seems to be an interesting and intelligent individual. If you ever get a chance to see one of his biographies on A&E or the like, it well-worth watching.