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John Hartson
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2 Jun 2011

In July 2009, former Arsenal, Celtic, West Ham and Wales soccer star John Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had also spread to his lungs and brain. But before his treatment even began, John came to the brink of death after contracting pneumonia, ceasing to breathe and undergoing emergency brain surgery. Against all the odds, he pulled through, and in Please Don't Go he documents his incredible fight for life.

John's truly inspirational account of how he has managed to overcome a very aggressive form of cancer will offer hope and courage to others affected by the disease. Including the poignant recollections of his wife Sarah and sister Victoria, it is a touching and ultimately uplifting insight into the bravery of the popular football hero, who has fought back to full health in the face of adversity.


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; Reprint edition (2 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845967097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845967093
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An inspirational memoir focusing on Welsh international footballer John Hartson's recent battle with cancer

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 18 Nov 2010
By smiller
Format:Hardcover
This was the best book i have read in a long time, could,nt put it down infact read it in a day. Very gripping stuff, had me in tears a few times. Buy it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Story by Big John Himself 13 Jun 2011
By Rubia22
Format:Paperback
The Big Story from Big John himself, with moving input from his devoted wife, Sarah, and sister, Victoria. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. I could not put it down. It is a sports autobiography, but most definitely the story of John's illness and hospitalisation in graphic detail. I defy you not to be moved by just how close John came to dying and how the love and support of his family and friends brought him back from the brink. More than once. This is a love story. Support johnhartsonfoundation.com
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars john hartson 15 Nov 2010
Format:Hardcover
A must for anybody who may be going through the same thing. It brings hope and an insight of how cancer affects the whole family. A very moving story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars please dont go 9 Dec 2010
By midge
Format:Hardcover
excellent book found myslelf picking it up every spare minute i had.
what a strong person John is as is his whole family. I would recommend
this book to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Book 22 Feb 2011
By Gav
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What a brillant read has to be one of the best books ever written, you will not be able to put it down once you start reading, Gripping. Emotional. Stunning, Just buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BBJ 9 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Just brilliant not a book created to support an image,a book written by real people.

Respect to John and all his family
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional 10 July 2014
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An absolute emotional roller coaster. Mainly sad story but this is an incredible read. Loved John Hartson before, love him even more now
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend! 2 July 2014
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An enthralling read. One of those books that once you start to read it you cannot put it down. Highly recommend !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, Inspiring
Having spent 3 months in ITU around the time and the same hospital as big John, reading this book took me back there, moving, inspiring, what a guy!! respect.
Published 4 days ago by Gregw
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Great to read about the big man. It's a heartwarming true story. Well recommended and its great that there is a happy ending.
Published 27 days ago by paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
AAA SELLER AND GREAT BOOK TO READ
Published 2 months ago by Heulwen
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring read
Read this when I discovered my big brother had cancer, and it gave me hope at a time there appears none.
Thanks Big John.
Published 5 months ago by Alan K
4.0 out of 5 stars FIGHTING CANCER
A truly remarkable tale of a courageous sportsmans fightback from the horrors of cancer, heart wrenching at times, an insight into just what is needed to beat that horrible disease
Published 5 months ago by mik holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars book
lucky man what a family around him, every man would love a dad as dedicated as johns, for a man his dad is his idol johns dad is in the top hartson senior id love to buy u a pint... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. S. G. Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is a very good read and it shows what an inspiration john is to others to know he has pulled through this remarkable man
Published 6 months ago by Mrs F Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars brings a tear to your eye!
Great read from start to finish, puts football in perspective, great guy, great family he has! Support his foundation! I will be! 👍
Published 7 months ago by paul
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible
What a story,how john has pulled through this god only knows,this is one book you have got to read even if you don't read another
Published 8 months ago by mr c g whitlock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I've read a lot of footballers books and this is the one I felt was the most personal one. You really get into it and at times I couldn't put it down
Published 8 months ago by Craig Stephens
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