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Mick Foley Releasing New Book in Late 2017

by Eric Lynch, SEScoops.com | Posted: 02-11-2017

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A new book from Mick Foley will be hitting bookshelves later this year. The WWE Hall of Famer and best-selling author is currently working on Saint Mick, which is scheduled to be released just in time for the Christmas season of 2017.

The book takes readers inside the world of people who portray Santa Claus around the holiday season and takes readers into the story of Mick's own Santa-related work since his retirement from wrestling.

Foley's previous titles have placed multiple times on the New York Times' bestsellers' list; and he's best known for his still-continuing series of memoirs, which he personally writes on his own, without the aid of a ghostwriter.

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Santa Johnny Boy

What what I understand, Mick Foley is a shady character.

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SCSanta

I think I'll skip it...

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Eileen Strom

Just got to meet him about 2 weeks ago at our local Ihop for breakfast. Very nice man.

Don't know how the book will be, but from the brief conversations we had over breakfast, he does a lot of charity type events and gets mad if a picture or video is taken of him as "Santa" and then the copy says Mick Foley instead of just Santa with such and such person or child.

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Santa Marty

I've been critical regarding the movie that he participated in about Santas a year or two ago.

It would appear that he is reinventing himself and so I'm taking a wait and see approach at this time.

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Santa Ross

Well I saw the info on FB about his new book coming out. No thoughts either way but I sure did like his SC recliner !

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High Country Santa Mike

I am reading this book now.  It is a good read.  I am interested in how it will turn out as it seems 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 selfish purposes.  The book definitely highlights his love of Christmas and of Santa and how both were/are highly important to him and in providing great Christmas memories for his children.  He does respectfully write about the Santas that he worked with and came to know as well, several of which we all know such as Cliff Snyder, Steve Gilliam, Phil Wentz and others. So those are positive aspects of the book.

I am waiting/hoping he grows the heart needed to be Santa and grows to do the work for the children and not for himself and his wallet.  I have  75 pages left, so I will report on the last 1/4 of the book when I finish it.

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High Country Santa Mike

Okay all.  I finished "Santa Mick" this weekend.  And I honestly have to say that it was a fitting and touching ending.  For all the WWE bombast and his original quest to be a celebrity Santa to millions of WWE fans, Mick Foley, in the end, realizes that the gift and his purpose in being Santa is to bring joy and hope and love to children, one at a time.  He ends up doing all his gigs for free in hospitals and for charities and for private sneak-a-peaks.  You can see that his role as Santa transforms his heart.  I was skeptical as I read most of this book and was proud and teary eyed and very pleased at how Santa changed Mick's heart and motivations and intentions.  (Sorry for the spoiler)

I also have to comment on the I Am Santa documentary of which Mick was a part and helped produce.  Like many I was disgusted at worst and skeptical at least at how the film exploited a few of the Santas in the movie and focused on their sex lives and personal difficulties.  But like the book I described above, the movie changes in the end when you get to see these wonderful Santas work with children---you can truly see their heart and love for children and in being Santa at the end of the movie.  The last five to ten minutes of the movie more than makes up for the first 60 minutes.   I was glad to see it take a turn for the better and that it allowed us to see the wonderful, love-filled hearts of the Santas in the movie. (Again, sorry for the spoiler)

I am not a WWE fan and never have been, so my involvement with Mick Foley projects will only be on his Santa-related projects but I do feel he has come a long way and has found the heart and spirit to be a wonderful Santa and to be a great member of our Santa community.

Mike

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