Most popular Autobiography: sport books
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Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football's most heinous crime.
Doddie Weir is much-loved as an after-dinner speaker, fundraiser and allround legend. Here is a brilliant, life-affirming collection of his bons mots!
Legendary striker Michael Owen's career divides opinion among fans and his honest new autobiography will see him set the record straight once and for all. It promises to make for an explosive read and will be one of the most talked about football books of the year.
The 20 principles by which pro-wrestler, international touring musician, actor and bestselling author Chris Jericho got to the top in so many different fields.
The memoir of former Leicester, Arsenal and England footballer, Alan Smith.
22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.' This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and - with the appropriate pixellation - in the showers afterwards.
The compelling and searingly honest autobiography of one of Gaelic football's all-time greats.
One of the finest players in the Premier League, Juan Mata tells the inside story of life at Manchester United, as well as reliving his childhood and recalling his glory years with Chelsea and Spain.
`My story, without the spin.'From the start of his glittering career in 1992, to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise.
The autobiography of the first man ever to sail non-stop single-handedly round the world, one of the planet great adventurers
The autobiography of the iconic, hugely influential and well-loved former English football player and manager.
A British underdog in the greatest fighting championship on earth, he spent the next decade winning some of the championship's most sensational contests to achieve his dream, becoming the first ever British UFC world champion in 2016.
'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.
The rip-roaring autobiography of Steve Parrish, champion motorcyclist, truck racer and motorsport commentator.
From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time.
Over thirty years on from the magic of the '86 Mexico World Cup, Diego Maradona reveals, for the first time, the untold stories behind that one-of-a-kind championship.
From mental strength to mental health - how cricket exposes and challenge the mind like no other sport.
In his heart-breaking memoir, Simon Thomas (former Blue Peter presenter and one of the leading faces of Sky Sports Football) reveals how grief nearly destroyed him.
Monty, a hugely popular figure both on and off the pitch, reveals for the first time the highs and lows of international cricket, including his struggle with mental health.
This is my life, not the stuff you've seen, but the things you haven't. This is my childhood growing up in the West Country, my struggles, my doubts and my hopes. It's the people I've met in my seventeen years in Formula One, many of whom I've loved, some of whom I definitely haven't. It's the laughs I've shared, the battles I've fought, some on the track with rivals and friends like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. It's the pressure I struggled with as I closed in on my World Championship in 2009, it's the calm I felt every time I settled into the cockpit. It's my dad - the many times he saved me, the one moment he doubted me, the hole in my life he left me. It's everything in one go, the good days as well as the bad. A life lived not just as a racing driver but, ultimately, as a human being. Product Information: ISBN: 9781911600381 Author: Jenson Button Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 344 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm
The extraordinary inside story of Brawn GP's shock 2009 F1 championship win, by the former team CEO.
Graham Taylor was one of English football's most popular characters. During a managerial career that spanned more than a thousand games and seven promotion campaigns, he earned the respect of his peers and the love of the supporters. Taylor's football career began with six seasons at Grimsby Town. He moved on to Lincoln City where injury ended his career and, aged just twenty-eight, he became the league's youngest manager. In 1977 Elton John persuaded him to join Watford. The pair steered the club on a meteoric rise from the bottom division to Europe in just six years, finishing runners-up in their first top-flight season. After ten years at Watford, Taylor sought a new challenge with Aston Villa. They won promotion at the first attempt then finished runners-up in the top division. Taylor's excellent record in club management led to his appointment as England manager in 1990. A good start saw him lose just one of his first twenty-three internationals, but failure to reach the semi-finals of the 1992 European Championships or qualify for the 1994 World Cup left a deep sense of disappointment as well as torment at the impact the subsequent press mockery had on his family. He returned to club management with a brief stint at Wolves but it was a second spell at Watford that restored his reputation as one of the greats. Written in the two years before he died, In His Own Words is Taylor's autobiography, and tells the story of a life and career spent working with the people and the game he loved. It is an intimate and affectionate depiction of how English football changed during the forty years of his career, and a lasting portrait of a man whose humour and decent values saw him cherished by so many.
This book is full of my best stories - kickabouts with jumpers for goalposts with Bobby Moore, mine and Sandra's disastrous honeymoon to Torquay in a dodgy car and my funniest `Mr Pastry' moments - as well as my thoughts on the important things in life.
The autobiography of Extreme Enduro motorcycling legend Graham Jarvis
The Secret Footballer has teamed up with one of the most highly respected physios in the game to bring you the stories of a football season through the eyes of someone who has covered over 1000 games in his career and who knows the most intimate details about every player he treats.
Cora Staunton is an iconic figure in the world of modern GAA. In this refreshingly candid book, Cora recalls finding refuge in the game after the death of her mother, but also speaks openly about the challenges and conflicts she and her teammates have experienced in the under-resourced world of female sport.
Aluko was appointed UN Women UK ambassador with a focus on promoting gender empowerment in 2016, and in October 2018 she was named by Marie Claire as one of ten Future Shapers Award Winners, recognising individuals who are changing women's futures for the better.
Mary Peters Passing the Torch is a series of interviews with established sportswomen across a variety of disciplines, whether in their prime or post competition, and gives a lively insight into their initial motivation, the highs and lows of competing, the physical and mental benefits of exercise and the camaraderie of female sport.
The million-copy selling truck fitter returns***Top Five Sunday Times Bestseller***'I can't stop biting off more than I can chew. If it's running too rich, I don't stop what I'm doing, just weaken the mixture and carry on.'Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it;
Katherine Grainger is not only Great Britain's finest ever woman rower, but also she has won more Olympic medals than any other female British athlete in any sport. This autobiography features her inspirational story taking in her post-London activities, the return to training, finding a new double sculls partner in Vicky Thornley, and more.
The inspirational inside story of the 2018 Tour de France from Geraint Thomas, the first Welshman and third Brit ever to win the Tour
Des Cahill is one of Ireland's best known and most loved broadcasters. A friendly face on our TVs and a witty voice on our radios for decades. He lifts the lid on many entertaining stories behind his remarkable career and reveals the heartache behind a secret family tragedy.