As Kieran Read prepares to call time on his distinguished New Zealand career at the end of the Rugby World Cup, this is the open and honest life story of one of rugby's greatest players, a legendary All Black and a two-time World Cup winner.
A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. An endlessly re-readable autobiography that offers a candid and fascinating insight into the complex and problematic life of a sporting great. (Jack Byrne, Kilkenny)
Raw, vivid and intensely moving, Philly McMahon's inspirational memoir is many things - an epic story of triumph in the face of adversity and loss, a family saga, a tribute to the redemptive power of sport - but above all it's a stirring meditation on the roles compassion and resilience can play in shaping our lives for the better.
'Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player' - Sunday Times 'The funniest man in British sport' - MetroFeatured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans You become a footballer because you love football.
For the first time, Seamus Darby, the man who scored the most famous goal in the history of the GAA, puts the record straight on his drinking and business collapse following that celebrated score in the 1982 All Ireland final.