Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
Glen Rylko and I became friends after crossing paths at comic cons and wrestling events. Before we officially met, we both attended a Mick Foley book signing at Borders Books in Oak Park, IL.
Mick was promoting Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos, a fun Christmas story illustrated by Jerry "The King" Lawler. A noted lover of all things Christmas, Mick came wearing a Santa hat and was in his best holiday spirit. Of course, the line that wrapped around the block waiting to buy his book probably boosted his spirits (and also exhausted him by the end of the day).
Mick has published several books, including fiction tales, illustrated books and autobiographies. I have read and enjoyed all of them. I have attended several of his book signings and he is always great there, as well as at comic cons and wrestling events.
With events postponed this year, I haven't seen Glen in a while. Hopefully soon, that will change. Maybe we will even see Mick, too.
Glen Rylko and Mick Foley in Oak Park, IL-Winter 2000.