A decade after a reluctant retirement, "Method In My Madness" reveals Richard Dunwoody to be as driven and focused as ever, finding new challenges away from riding winners and combining his sense of adventure with a keen sense of perspective and humour.
He reveals his thoughts on how racing has changed in this time and on the jockeys of today, paying particular attention to AP McCoy's phenomenal achievements.
"All sportsmen fear retirement. Time is our great enemy", 14 times Champion Jockey AP McCoy acknowledges in the foreword, and this thought provoking and self-aware book reflects on what it is like to stare into the void left by a professional career and all consuming-life taken away by early retirement.
Method In My Madness confirms Richard remains a driven and focused individual. Whether he is flirting with polar bears in the Arctic, enduring dramatic human tensions on the Antarctic ice, taking tea and tips from the Queen, leading riding holidays in war torn lands, walking 1000 miles in 1000 hours going nowhere in Newmarket or taking to the Strictly Come Dancing floor with Lilia Kopylova, Richard continues to live a fascinating life.
The story is told with the characteristic candour that defined his bestselling career autobiography Obsessed, and Method In My Madness is packed with opinion on well known names from racing and sport but most tellingly on the people from all walks of life that have become his new role models.
In answering the questions he is asked most often, Richard poses a few of his own. Never again will people wonder why he turned his back on racing.
Richard Dunwoody is a man who has always done things his own way, inspiring some, irritating others. Method In My Madness continues this rich vein of form.