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Strictly Me: My Life Under the Spotlight Hardcover – 3 Sep 2009


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; 1st Edition edition (3 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845965124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845965129
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 519,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Ramprakash] writes with modesty and humour that will endear him to everyone (The Good Book Guide)

An honest, complex man (Book of the Week) (The Independent on Sunday)

Ramprakash serves up a refreshingly frank and honest assessment of his career and his life (All Out Cricket)

A candid memoir [that] paints a surprisingly revealing picture of an often frustrated man striving for perfection (Spin World Cricket Monthly)

Book Description

An entertaining first-hand account of Mark Ramprakash's remarkable journey from cricket star to prime-time TV dancing champion

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Edmund C. Anstey on 1 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed Mark's openess. He was very honest in his views on the issue of his supposed mental approach to test cricket, but quite rightly points out the inadequate methods of managing a Test squad in his era. He was very critical of his own performances as well and this very honest approach to his writing was a breath of fresh air. For he has been severely criticised throughout his career by people who played with him and to his credit has not responded until now. A well balanced book, plenty of self analysis and acceptance of certain criticisms, but also rightly pointing out the unfairness and 'inaccuracies' by Press and his former cricketing colleagues.
A well balanced book, I thoroughly enjoyed it, as of course I did his 'Four More Weeks' - I only hope he can be persuaded to update this latest book, once he has retired by giving us his account of matches played in Championship and Test matches throughout his career at both Middlesex and Surrey - for there are so many fantastic games he has played in and delighted the watching public - perhaps Amazon can persuade him to do so!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J Kenworthy on 3 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
So refreshing to read a sporting autobiography by someone approaching the end of their career, not just cashing in on early success! Ramps gives an honest and fair account of the trials and tribulations of his cricketing career, those who helped him along the way, and why he remained an enigma at international level. While the main part of the book focuses on cricket, it is offset nicely at the start and end with the lighter descriptions of his Strictly Come Dancing exploits - offering a contrasting side to the 'intense and highly strung' tag often given to him by the media. Well-written throughout and a fascinating read.
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Decent enough read.

Gives good account of his personal journey through his career.

Problems:

Not entertaining or funny, a bit dull and dour, no real insights into the dressing room or stuff about other players like you

would find in other bios

A bit too full of self pity and defensiveness "woe is me", a bit of a repetitive theme in this book. All about how he got picked for England too early and given the responsibility of the number three slot like it was some big conspiracy against him, how England management didn't guide him and hold him by the hand.... You find yourself saying "do me a favour, man up and grow a pair, stop complaining you got picked for England". A bit too keen to prove a point, full of statistics proving how he topped the averages for x series etc.

I personally like cricket autobiographies to give hidden insights.... Disputes between players, dressing room stuff, dialogues during sledges, fall outs with umpires, stuff about equipment etc (read simon hughes or Phil tuffers) but none of that in this book, almost like its a bit censored and we are not allowed to know that stuff.

All in all an OK read but you will find yourself skimming through it and wondering whether you can be bothered to finish it.
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