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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSport; First Edition edition (27 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000723628X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007236282
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘He stands head and shoulders above the rest’ Daily Telegraph

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At just 20 years of age, Wayne Rooney is already one of the best footballers in the world. What is the true story behind the most talked-about player in Britain?
What memories does he have of his tough Merseyside upbringing? Who were the early influences that helped shape his character? And how has the meteoric rise to fame and fortune affected this seemingly shy yet prodigiously gifted youngster?
Rooney opens up about the defining years of his life as the son of working-class parents, brought up in a council house with a football-mad family and making his Premiership debut for Everton at the age of 16.
He goes on to describe how his life changed irrevocably when Alex Ferguson and Manchester United came calling in the summer of 2004, his dazzling efforts for England in the European Championships, and the truth about his relationship with partner Coleen McLoughlin.
For World Cup 2006 Rooney reports on every aspect of the Finals. From the shock of his broken metarsal and the rush to get fit, through the group matches, to the explosive quarter-final against Portugal, his is an unembellished account of what went on inside the England camp.

From the streets of Croxteth to the stadiums of Germany, it's an incredible journey by an incredible footballer.


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2.8 out of 5 stars

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Format: Paperback
It's important to get this out of the way immediately; this is a really bad book. I only give it two stars because the pictures are nice and it's interesting to read the stuff about David Moyes in the light of Moyes being at United now - in this book Rooney has no time for him at all. It's an earner for Rooney and his advisors but publishing an autobiography at 20 is all advised for anyone. At the end of his career Rooney may put out a good book; My Story certainly gives him plenty of room for improvement. For Rooney or United fanatics only.
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By lowepeter on 30 Jan. 2014
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worsed book i have read
after 10 pages threw it in the bin
should have known better its a me me me book
overrated as a player causes unrest on and off the field
mufc get rid
didnt agree witn alot fergie did and said
but right in comments rooney is trouble
get rid
a mufc fan of 66 years
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dr. George L. Sik on 17 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
At first glance, this looks like a brand new book about Wayne Rooney. In fact, it's simply last year's 'Wayne Rooney: My Story So Far' in paperback, but re-designed completely so that big colour pictures of Wayne appear between every chapter. This makes it look more like a picture-book than a life-story: less David Copperfield and more The Mr Men.

That's fine, as far as it goes - but the written bits are as bad as ever. Compare Steven Gerrard's book (the only one of many which sold well after last summer's World Cup) or either of Gazza's books (co-authored, like Wayne's book, by Hunter Davies). These read like you're sitting having a pint with a player who is telling you all about his life. This book, on the other hand, feels like it's been written by a committee - or perhaps a computer. Unlike Wayne's lively performances on the pitch and his colourful life off it, this is as lifeless as yesterday's leftovers.

So do buy this book if you want to look at colour pictures of Wayne Rooney. You might want to skip the writing.
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By Patricia Godber on 4 Mar. 2013
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Boon on 18 Oct. 2006
Format: Hardcover
I got up this morning. I didn't have a cup of tea 'cos I don't like tea. Then I went to work and played football. I didn't see the boss because he was in the office.

Not only does Rooney have nothing to say but his writing style makes "The Sun" look like Shakespeare. When he has done something worth writing about he needs to get someone else to write about it for him.
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By Charles on 26 April 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
fantastic book wazza just lovely in 2013 you lost every cup
but you have won the premier league and you could be leaving to hull city
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dr. George L. Sik on 4 Jan. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Although I'm not a Man United supporter, I was really looking forward to this. Hunter Davies is one of the best ghostwriters in the business and the publishers had lavished a reported five million quid advance on this book and four follow-ups over the course of Wayne's life. Rooney is still, despite the World Cup, considered by many to be the most talented player in the country and he's had his fair share of off-pitch controversy to boot. There surely had to be SOMETHING interesting to read in here, if only for fifteen minutes?

Well, no. Nothing at all. Save your money.

There are two problems: one is that an autobiography is inevitably always best when looking back on a long and interesting life...or at least career. Hunter's work with Paul Gascoigne is a case in point - painful but fascinating reading. I don't buy the fact that young people should never get involved with autobiographies...it's just much harder to make them interesting.

But that's not the main problem really and in the end it's not entirely Rooney's fault - it's out of his hands. The reason this book is so very bad is that, no doubt pandering to Rooney's totalitarian manager Alex Ferguson and satanic agent Paul Stretford, any attempt to express an opinion, say something fascinating or offer an insight has been totally washed away. Even all that business about being caught in a brothel barely gets a couple of hollow paragraphs, presumaby to spare Colleen further embarrassment. So there's just nothing of the slightest interest left.

There are only two remaining questions (aside from the obvious one about why anybody bought this at all): given that Everton manager David Moyes has issued legal proceedings against Rooney over comments made in the book, how come it's still so very dull? And what on earth are they going to put in the other four?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clarki1England on 4 Sept. 2008
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I found this book highly enjoyable. It is clear that the co author is the one writing it all down, however, it is also fair to say that it reads as if Wayne has written it.

I found it a good read and enjoyed finding out what Wayne really thinks about fame, fortune, Man Utd, the England Squad, his own performance and the reasons that he moved on from Everton.

I do believe that Wayne had a lot of input in writing the book and the opinions contained therein are his own.

His passion for football and his desire to do well is clear. I also appreciated his wry humour regarding the papers.

He is a major talent and an inspiration to young lads to take up football for themselves.
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