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!!