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Summary

When a career-ending injury saw former Ireland and Millwall striker Richie Sadlier retire from football at age 24, his life spiralled out of control.

Without structure or a sense of purpose, fuelled by a dependency on alcohol, he spent years running from the dark memories and feelings that had haunted him since childhood. Until one day he hit rock bottom and decided to confront his demons.

Recovering is about a life shaped by efforts to escape and how it is possible to rebuild that life, piece by piece, with the right help.

Inspiring and ground-breaking, it is an important reflection on the need to move away from perceptions of shame in our discussions about mental health, sex, relationships and addiction.

©2019 Richie Sadlier (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Enlightening

Probably the most rewarding books I have ever listened to
The content is enlightening and given in a very clear and easy prose
Would recommend it to anyone

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revealing

refreshingly honest for an biography. not a huge fan of him on tv so pleasantly surprised

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Amazing book

I loved this book , very honest and detailing from richie , a must read , I will listen to this book again 5 stars from me

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very honest biography

Well worth listening to the very end. Someone who's lived the experience knows how to share his experience strength and hope.

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Surprisingly Good Listen

I have a new found respect for Richie after this book. I never really knew anything about him, I always thought who is this guy when he first showed up on our screens. Now I know both the tragic and inspiring life he has lived thus far. Fair play for telling his story the good and the bad.

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excellent story

Richie is a inspiration and a role model, warts and all! Bravo and brave! ( Despite his misgivings about that word!!!)

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Excellent - not the usual soccer player story.

more in it than I was expecting and very well narrated. highly recommended and you don't have to be a soccer fan

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Great Listen

So open and honest and the amount Richie went through before 30 is staggering, well worth a listen

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Love this book, despite no interest is football

Fascinating story, well woven together. Important topics personally experienced. Love it and would recommend to non football fans too.

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Brilliantly written. Honest and personal.

Captivating diary. It's been quite a journey for Richie. The narrator sounds a bit like him which adds to the experience.