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Inspirational, 13 Feb. 2008
I have been a motor racing fan for 40 years and was lucky to see Sir Jackie race. Indeed my first Grand Prix was the epic battle at Silverstone between Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt. During that time I have read the autobiographies and biographies of all the greats involved in motor racing in various formulae. And, yes, if you are only interested in motor racing and nothing else, this book may not be to your taste. But this book is so much more than just another motor racing autobiography, which is not surprising considering that being a racing driver was less than 20% of Sir Jackie's life and being involved with Paul Stewart Racing and Stewart Grand Prix another 15%. This autobiography is about a man from a humble background who overcame learning difficulties to get to the top of two sports and then go on to become a very successful businessman. Yes, there is a bit of name dropping, but that is inevitable when describing a life that has involved so may famous and successful people. And to the reviewer who commented on Sir Jackie having the length of one his shirt sleeves tailored to allow his Rolex to be seen, it was merely used as an example of attention to detail was important in being successful. This book is a good, easy read and the lack of a ghost writer makes the reader feel that Sir Jackie is speaking to him in that so recognisable Scots accent. This book is simply an inspirational story of a great and highly successful man.