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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Although this book could have been written a bit better i think its well worth a read.
Thanks to Ronnie being so open with the way he deals with life this book gives you a great window type view of how a great Snooker player struggles to play the game at the top while trying to deal with every day problems life puts in your way.
The book helps you to understand...
Published on 11 Jan 2004

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not upto date and did lose its appeal
Its ok!
Not one of them books where you want to just finish it all in one go but it does give a decent insight into Ronnie.
Needs updating though
Published 8 months ago by LCFC


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 11 Jan 2004
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Although this book could have been written a bit better i think its well worth a read.
Thanks to Ronnie being so open with the way he deals with life this book gives you a great window type view of how a great Snooker player struggles to play the game at the top while trying to deal with every day problems life puts in your way.
The book helps you to understand what has troubled Ronnie for so many years bringing sense to the TV interviews he has made in the past.
Its true that the book is an easy read and fairly short however with the vast age range that makes up Ronnies fans im sure this will go in its favour.
Well done Ronnie
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An open and frank account of O'sullivans life and future., 22 May 2003
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I am not usually a book reader, but read this book in a couple of days, people who play snooker will read it and think wow!, how can this person play the game as well as he does and have so many other problems to deal with in his life. Non-snooker fans will probably know Ronnie anyway due to his natural flair and apparent ease with which he plays the game and therefore it will be fascinating for them as well. Ronnie has been open, honest and quite rightly proud of his achievements. It is nice to hear a snooker player say what he thinks about other players, Ronnie has spoken his mind truly in this book. I think he has put on a mask to his problems for so long and is now facing them well, and moving on with his life and career. Buy the book.Well done Ronnie!.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!, 27 April 2003
Ronnie O'sullivan is without a doubt the most naturally talented snooker player to ever lift a cue. This book gives us an insight into his life, focusing on both the highs and lows of his career. The book features every detail of Ronnie's life including his record-breaking UK championship victory, his time in rehab, his ongoing battle with depression and his World Championship victory. This book also shows how down-to-earth Ronnie O'sullivan is and makes the reader believe that 'you can do anything you set your mind to'. Also contained in the book are pictures of Ronnie and his friends and family who have supported him throughout his life.
A must for any Ronnie O'sullivan fan.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything a true autobiography should be, 25 April 2004
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Moray Lyle (North Yorkshire, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan (Paperback)
Perhaps you're thinking that you have no interest in Ronnie O'Sullivan andcertainly not in snooker, but first and foremost it must be said thatsnooker is a mere coincidence in this book, this is the story of the manand his struggle with the game, not the game itself.
It is a frank andopen account of the ups and downs in the life and tumultuous career ofsnooker's prodigal son, (and sometimes atithesis) and his battle with alife that has never been easy even in success.
If you are looking for a book with linguistic flair, a life-story writtenby someone who can wax lyrical with an eloquent narrative as smooth assilk this is not the book for you. There isn't a single embellishedsentence, no contrived statements and certainly no sense of readermanipulation. It is a true story written true to the man with often brutalbluntness and O'Sullivan never attempts to soften the blows hedelivers.
Honest to the point of being abrasive he is never moreforthright than when discussing his own failings and, thankfully, hisachievements. It is at once shocking and immensely moving, at timesshowing the poignant innocence of a child, written with such raw emotionthat the reader can't help but sympathise with him, willing him throughall of his problems with the fierce desire and encouragement of a closefriend.
It is the most open, the most genuine, the most truthfulautobiography I have ever read and I recommend it to anyone at all thatwishes to read a memoir that feels like a personal diary where theintricacies of literature never overshadow the events. This book iseverything an autobiography should be and O'Sullivan refuses to let up foran instant, not for a single second will he allow you forget that this itis not a story, it is a life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book By Ronnie!, 15 April 2003
I am a fan of Ronnie and so it took me just a few seconds to decide to buy the book the minute I saw it. It also took me lest than a day to finish it, i just cant stop reading. This is one of the best autobiographies I have ever read so far! The autobiography is excellent as it focuses on Ronnie's early life as well as the critical moments of his life e.g. losing his dad to prison and going to the Priory to cure his addiction and also how snooker affects his life. The later part of the book focuses on his road of erasing his title as the peoples champion to become World Champion, and how he handles the pressure in important matches. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 22 Jan 2006
This review is from: Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan (Paperback)
This is a great book, in which Ronnie O'Sullivan tells the reader everything about his childhood, how he began his snooker career, and especially his depression and drug abuse.
It is a book which shows how to turn your life around, and how to become a winner again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!, 17 May 2003
This is a very nice autobiography! I had read it several times already.It tells the story of Ronnie's developement of snooker till he became world champion as well as his personal life. You will also find out that whatever that the newspapers says that he quote "nobody likes the Williams", is not true. If you read Ronnie's book, you will know he never said such things.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warts and all - The lonely world of a genius, 13 May 2003
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Let's face it, all aspiring (and some Professional) snooker players wish they could play the game with the sublime ease and beauty displayed by Ronnie O'Sullivan. He was a child prodigy of the game making a 100 break whilst still around 10 years of age. What a lot of people didn't realise, me included, is that he was so unhappy and suffering from depression. This book charts his life and describes the good times and bad times in gritty detail. Read this book and you'll be surprised by many things that at the time seemed so ridiculous; his apparent disinterest, his outbursts that seemed so petulant. The answers are all here!
Ronnie is to be congratulated for his heart felt honesty; he doesn't hide anything from us.
A true insight into the troubled life of a real genius; I wish him continued good health and a happy life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Read, 15 Jun 2004
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This review is from: Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan (Paperback)
For those who are and aren't interested in the World of snooker this book is "off the baize". We get an insight into the child prodigy who now has grown into one of the supreme players of the game. While this book is littered with tales of when Ronnie as he was growing up, we get to see how his career and life developed plus there is also a little look into the incident involving his father which, unquestionably, changed his life. Ronnie's life to date is full of high's and low's, the demons he has had to battle and he is honest about how he got to this point in life . There is also his view on several snooker players and how he sees them. Honest enough but maybe one or two players may take unwarranted exception to this.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ronnie, 3 Sep 2003
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Ronnies book was a good read and not too hard to follow but oncwe picked up its hard to put down it gives a fascinating account of what he's been through to reach the top of his profession.Ronnie takes you through all of his emotions from how down he was after his dad was sent to prison to the high's of winning his ultimate dream - the world champion, however while doing this he still manages to let you know how priviliaged he feels to be doing a job he loves. A MUST FOR ALL RONNIE FANS
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