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My Name'5 Doddie is a humbling, courageous and very funny celebration of a remarkable man. The extraordinary, life-affirming autobiography of Doddie Weir is an absolute must-listen – rugby fan or not.

Rugby legend and MND campaigner Doddie Weir has always lived life to the full. On the pitch, Doddie's irresistible talent took him to the heart of every team he graced and brought him 61 caps for Scotland. He won fans all over the world with his sportsmanship, humour and boundless energy. Then, in June 2017, Doddie made the announcement that he had been diagnosed with MND. With no cure and almost no treatment of any sort available, Doddie set out to do what he could to change that, tackling the issue head on with his trademark positivity and good humour. Since then, the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation has raised and pledged millions towards research into this dreadful condition and his tireless campaigning has transcended the world of sport.

©2018 Doddie Weir (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“Lucid, brave, and full of the wit and character that makes him the legend he is.” (Rory Bremner) 

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Ulitmate respect for this guy

V good book, doddie is a likeable bloke and has a great story to tell His courage in facing up to his illness is an example to us all I enjoyed listening to his storys on Newcastle and Scottish rugby, Would 100% recommend this

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Words of a Warrior

As a youngster with MND (39), I felt compelled to listen to what the big oaf from the Borders had to say. This is a lovely recollection of his career, life and diagnosis and I enjoyed the humour throughout. Thank you for everything that you are doing Doddie, keep your eye on turning 60!

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Brilliant entertaining listen.

Loved every minute of Doddie's book, had me in stitches loads of time. I have had the pleasure of meeting the big man & he is every bit as charming witty in really life.

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  • Jennifer Witt
  • 02-07-20

Wonderful story! Inspiring and heartwarming❤️

This is exactly what I needed in these covid times. A real life tale, lyrically told. Perseverance and character, coupled with humor and humanity. Doddie’s compellingly journey is delivered with heart by the inimitable Andrew Cotter. My favorite listen this year. Highly recommend!