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Gazza

My Story
Narrated by: Christian Rodska
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
4 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Summary

Gazza's tears in the 1990 World Cup semi-final launched the boom of interest in football that continues to this day. Suddenly, Paul Gascoigne found himself the centre of attention in a way that only George Best and David Beckham have ever experienced.

So much has been written about Gazza over the years, but he has said little - until now. For the first time, he talks in depth about the key events in his life: the injuries that threatened his career, what really happened when he was dropped from Glenn Hoddle's World Cup squad, his battles with alcoholism and other health problems, as well as his private life away from the spotlight. He also recalls the outrageous antics that have made the headlines, and discusses his hopes for his life after football.

Gazza is loved by fans of the game throughout the country, and his autobiography is quite simply the most remarkable footballing story you'll ever read.

©2004 Paul Gascoigne (P)2004 Headline Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"A very honest book." ( Daily Telegraph)
"Hilarious, terrifying, and touching." ( Daily Express)

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A very interesting and moving story

I did not know much about the personal life of this sportsman, but found his story very interesting. He did not read the book himself, but the narrator was excellent.

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Footballing Legend

Alarming story of what goes on inside the head of one of British football best midfielders not to mention a Rangers legend.

From the highs of playing for club and country to the lows of addition, anxiety and wife beating.

An eye opener.

Hope Gazza gets better

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Less than two football matches long?

I've always loved Gazza and the stories that surround him. Sadly a mere couple of hours just doesn't even give you an insight in to his career and life's ups and downs. I sadly learnt more from Chris Evans autobiography about Gazza, than from this.

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A guide book on how to throw your life away.

If you really need to know how depression can ruin a life even when you have the greatest opportunities at your fingertips then you should read this. However it is not very entertaining to hear. Where is the dressing room banter that Gazza was so famous for? This book is written as almost an apology rather than an autobiography, but it still contains lots of interesting football snippets. Unfortunately these always seem to turn into tales about boozing and Sheryl and then back to football again, all in the same chapter. Very random.

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full of gazza stories, what's not to love!

loved this autobiography, gazza is and always will be a legend, easy to understand but would have loved to have heard more of his life after he retired

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<br />Honest and Funny. Football fans will enjoy

Honest and Funny. Football fans will enjoy. Easy listen too and well narrated. Very enjoyable

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The true story of gazza

Such a good listen. Could do with another up to date version. Please gazza we won't more

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Honest. Tragic. Fascinating.

Most English football fans who grew up with Gazza will find this a fascinating read. For all the great moments he gave us / me, as a player, I wish his life had all been different for him.

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Too short

Stopped way way too early. Felt like book ended 20% into the story. Solid up to that

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gazza gazza legend brilliant listen.

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