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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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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.

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Fascinating Read

Really excellent read. A remarkable story of finding your grove in life and the highs and lows that went with it.

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Brilliant

Loved it! Great, honest book on personal struggles and redemption. A must read for anyone living with addiction or not.

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Raw & Enthralling

Fascinating, insightful story. Brilliantly written and well structured. Once I started it I just I didnt want to put it down.

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honest,raw and powerful

"football is what you do not who you are" After only really seeing him on tv and briefly hearing about his career I was not expecting this story or anything like this to come from him. He is so confident and composed in any media work I've seen him do that it really floored me to hear his story. Massive respect for him telling his story, helping others and becoming the person he is today. Top man!

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Brilliant book

I loved this book. It deals with Addiction and Abuse in a sensitive manner and the author comes across as hugely relatable.