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Gazza:  My Story

Gazza: My Story [Kindle Edition]

Paul Gascoigne
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Gascoigne the player deserves to be remembered. And Gazza the book deserves to be read (Tom Watt, Mail on Sunday)

A rattlingly good read (John Rawling, Guardian)

A very honest book (Daily Telegraph)

Hilarious, terrifying and touching (Daily Express)

Gazza writes with honesty and sincerity (Scotland on Sunday)

A sad, reflective, often very funny tale (Birmingham Post)

Book Description

The long-awaited autobiography of the biggest football star of the last decade

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2191 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (24 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sad story of a footballing Genius 20 Jun 2004
In this book Paul Gascoigne tells a harrowing tale of never growing up and being taken advantage of. Fron his humble upbringing through football, drugs, alcohol, scandal and humiliation he has maintained his love for football. A well told life story with what seems to be little sensationalisation by the writer Hunter Davies.
A cracking read.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hero Or Enigma ?? 24 Nov 2004
Being a big football fan I couldn't wait to read this account of the life (so far) of the most talented player of my generation. The book starts with stories of humble beginnings and stories of rucks and scrapes in a childhood that was soon overtaken with tragedy. Tragic though some of the incidents are, you can't help feeling that he's pushing these accounts through as some sort of excuse for his behaviour later in life. Once we're into the career at Spurs and England the pace livens up and we get some honest accounts of some 'infamous' Gazza moments, some of it quite funny others again quite sad in a tragic sense of the word. By the end of the book it's difficult to decide how you view him on the one hand the most talented player of his generation with a tragic background, on the other the man who had it all and blew it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Lumpster VINE VOICE
Being 32, I never got the chance to see what George Best could do on the football pitch. However, I grew up in the Gazza era and, to me, he is an undisputed talent and perhaps the most natural footballer I've ever seen play.
This book is a no-holds-barred account of his life. Some of the stories are incredibly funny to the point of making you hysterical; other stories are tragic and so sad that the book almosts reduces you to tears. But that basically sums up Gazza's life perfectly - he didn't do things by halves and was always a player who split opinion.
The book itself is no literary masterpiece but, then again, it doesn't pretent to be. It's an easy read, extremely interesting and delightfully honest. And despite all the stupid things he's done, you can't help loving the man himself even more after having read it.
Criticisms? Well the last couple of years of his life are given fairly light coverage and the book definitely falls away a bit towards the end, but overall it's good stuff and a compelling read. All the best Gazza!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed Genius 15 Dec 2006
A revealing account of a footballer with as many stories to tell from his off field activities as for how he fared on the pitch.

A truly gifted player,although never quite the same after that horrific injury he suffered in the 1991 F.A Cup Final against Nottingham Forest, he tells many a tale,from starting out at Newcastle, right through to finishing at Boston,with a colourful International career in between.

Gascoigne has an addictive personality and here he covers all his highs and lows in great detail,including his battle against the booze,bouts of depression and a marriage break up.

This is Gazza's story in his own words,an easy and damm good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all football fans!!!! 30 Aug 2004
Just got back from my holiday having read Gazza - My Story. I found it very easy to read and hard to put down. Any football fan will enjoy the real story behind what Gazza was feeling and thinking during the highs and lows of his career.
Gazza is brutally honest which makes the book so good - he openly admits his mistakes and I guess like all of us hindsight proves to be 20/20.
I wish the Gazza every success in the future and hope he can stay in the game and makes a success of coaching and possibly management.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad lad 22 Jun 2004
By D. W. Miller VINE VOICE
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This is one of theose sports books that you can read over a couple of days. That is not to say that it is an uninteresting effort. The ghost writer has done a good job and through him we learn Gazza's story sensitively told. I think it is truthful and probably a must read for aspiring young stars in the game.
I think Gazza has now grown up and he is able to look back on his life (so far) with a realistic eye.
I loved him as a footballer but hearing the stories of his personal life, not as a man. Although never justifying his worst excesses, this book has redeemed him somewhat. He blames nobody but himself and for that I respect him but remain doubtful that he has the skills to cope with a life beyond the spotlight. I fear for him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Autobiography Ive read!!! 7 Sep 2006
This is the best autobiography Ive ever read. He is so honest, not leaving out one thing because it might embarress him, or get him in trouble. Its brilliantly written, and the subtle swearing makes it even more enjoyable. Even if you dont like football, you will enjoy this autobiography!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demons 14 April 2006
Brutally frank and honest, tormented by many demons.

But what a great laugh, should get his bus drivers license ????
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great read, but a sad subject
Grew up watching gazza, man is a legend. Sad to see how his life went off the rails, in my prayers he stays sober
Published 24 days ago by Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars The real story from a great player
I have read this story with great interest GAZZA was to NICE a person to himself great read loved reading it worth a read best to u GAZZA billshanksbsBS@gmail Belfast
Published 27 days ago by William Shanks
5.0 out of 5 stars very funny
After reading this love him even more. Very funny and you get a real insite in to Gazza and the problems he has.
Published 1 month ago by Barnsley
4.0 out of 5 stars My feelings
i Bought the book because I liked his football and his character im afraid though
that he will return to drink I hope not God Bless Him Goff
Published 1 month ago by Ros Nulty
4.0 out of 5 stars Gazza
A good read. So much about Gazza I never knew. Plenty about what was printed in the papers, but there was so much going on in his head, his life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bobbybox
5.0 out of 5 stars book
Received promptly and in good condition. Have not read it all yet. Nothing else to say to fill the space !
Published 2 months ago by shrewsbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
this book tells you so much about his real life and what a legend he still is. a must read
Published 2 months ago by John Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A great all round insight into the world of "Gazza"this is my second book on PG and would strongly recommend them
Published 5 months ago by tracey taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Gazza the enigma
I was too young to remember Gazza in his prime so I can judge the book on its own merits.
Plaudits to Hunter Davis for catching Gazza's speach. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bluepencilreview
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it...
Brilliant insight into the strange world of Gazza. Very candid and honest and a good all round read for any football fan.
Published 12 months ago by Andrew pemberton
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