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A Life in Football Audiobook

A Life in Football: My Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

Ian Wright, Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, is one of the most interesting and relevant figures in modern football. His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everybody's dream.

From Sunday morning football directly to Crystal Palace; from 'boring, boring Arsenal' to inside the Wenger Revolution; from Saturday afternoons on the pitch to Saturday evenings on primetime television; from a week in prison to inspiring youth offenders, Ian will reveal all about his extraordinary life and career.

Ian will also frankly discuss how retirement affects footballers, why George Graham deserves a statue, social media, why music matters, breaking Arsenal's goal-scoring record, racism, the unadulterated joy of playing alongside Dennis Bergkamp and, of course, what he thinks about Tottenham.

Not a standard footballer's autobiography, Ian Wright's memoir is a thoughtful and gripping insight into a Highbury hero and one of the greatest sports stars of recent years.

©2016 Ian Wright (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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    Fantastic story, excellent narration. A must listen for everyone. The story is a black man living in London during the 70's 80's and 90's personified.

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    Ravi 20/01/2017
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    "Great book. interesting read"

    great narrator. Ian Wright is quite good but I ft he wasn't telling the whole truth in parts which is probably because he is only 52 years old. autobiographical books tend to be better from those in their 70s

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    J. Newton Pitcairn Island 18/01/2017
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    Very down to earth book. Fascinating insights into his career and the mistakes he made.

    Good listen

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    Enjoyed it from start to finish. Late into the game but made the most his shot.

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    I found the recording of the narration of this audio book to be substandard and that aside, the overall context was excellent

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    "Fantastic journey of an under valued footballing story"

    Being a Wolves fan I only know Ian Wright through the chants you'd hear on the terraces. I'm 25 so I only got the fag end of his career and never saw him in his prime. However with his onscreen personality I felt like this would be a great book to listen to, and I was right. Despite not performing the book himself you can really tell this is Wrighty, his vocabulary and performance is bang on. The book has a great insight into the world of football during the late 80, and early 90's and gives an informed, non biased view towards growing up as a black child, and how racism is perceived.

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    "Wrighty - an incredible guy"

    An excellent resume of Ian's life read by someone who sounded just like Wrighty, which made it more enjoyable and real. I loved his enthusiasm and the way he portrayed his life - warts and all. He gained more respect including the negative side rather than merely promoting the positives. A great man and a fabulous read.

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    "Loved it"

    I grew up in the same patch as Wrighty so this book was of interesting especially as an arsenal fan aswell. Wright was our local hero. This is very well organised, heart felt, honest and informative. A must listen /read for anyone. Especially for insights into the football world.

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    "Easy listening"

    Finished in no time, enjoyable honest account delivered in a direct way that you would expect from Ian Wright!

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    "An insight into the real Ian Wrightl"

    A book that allows access into the mind, heart and soul of Ian Wright.

    Ian's honesty about football and the way he used determination to overcome some difficult situations in life is inspiring and motivating.

    A great read about a great footballer and man of integrity.

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    "Best I've read!"

    Read a lot of bios recently but this one really goes behind the scenes from a young lost boy to an Arsenal hero.

    Also great insight to methods and philosophy behind Arsene wenger!

    Didn't want this book to end!

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