Tietam Brown by Mick Foley

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If you’re one of those crying-to-your-shrink-cause-your-childhood-was-SO-hard type of people, you should probably read #1 New York Times Bestselling author Mick Foley’s fiction debut, Tietam Brown, for a reality check. Even if you’re not one of them, stop your whining and pick up the damn thing anyway.

Atietam “Andy” Brown is a seventeen year-old with a busted hand, and a missing ear. He’s arrived at his father’s house to start life anew after being raised alternately in foster homes and juvenile detention centers where his life hung by a thread on more than one occasion. With this fresh start in hand he hopes he’s got a shot at completing his childhood like a normal kid. But when he realizes that his father’s favorite activities are naked beer-guzzling weight lifting, and sleeping with his classmate’s mothers, well, let’s just say his prospects for the future are once again dimmed. That is, until he finds out that Terri, the hottest cheerleader in school, likes him. (Nice work, Andy!)

Funnier than professional wrestling and smarter than nuclear physics, Tietam Brown is sure to pin you for a three-count to your reading chair.


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About Mick Foley

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Mick Foley grew up in East Setauket, New York. He is the author of Tietam Brown, Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling and Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, as well as three children's books. He wrestled professionally for fifteen years and was a three-time WWE champion. Foley lives with his wife and four children on Long Island.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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An engaging protagonist and a lively style aren't enough to salvage this over-the-top first novel by the former champion pro wrestler (Foley Is Good, not reviewed; etc.).

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Publishers Weekly

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If Freud and de Sade were to pen story lines for WWF Smackdown! the result might be this lurid coming-of-age novel by Foley, a former professional wrestler and a

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The Guardian

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Tietam Brown by Mick Foley Jonathan Cape £16.99, pp280 There have, to my knowledge, been two great novelists who were also handy wrestlers.

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Publishers Weekly

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the result might be this lurid coming-of-age novel by Foley, a former professional wrestler and author of two bestselling memoirs, Foley Is Good and Have a Nice Day!

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Foley has written two nonfiction bestsellers, HAVE A NICE DAY and FOLEY IS GOOD, and has written a couple of children's books, but TIETAM BROWN is his first foray into the world of written fiction.

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Entertainment Weekly

Recovering WWE star Mick Foley's first novel (after two hit memoirs) is alternately touching and bitter, awesomely crude, and jarringly inconsistent.

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