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Unguarded? If only......,
This review is from: Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded (Hardcover)
Was really looking forward to this book and it does give a decent insight into the life of a professional sportsman, but overall I was disappointed. It feels like a rush job, thrown out for the Christmas market off the back of O Gara calling it a day. He touches on interesting material (his difficult relationship with Jonny Sexton, Declan Kidney dropping him from the Ireland squad, his close friendship with Brian O Driscoll), but never covers any of these subjects in depth, and there is a sense of punches being pulled. A lot of the book is very technical too and would only appeal to the hardcore rugby fan I feel. Unguarded is a cut above the usual sporting autobiography but considering the man involved you would still expect the book to be better than this. If you are interested in sporting autobiographies Tony Cascarino's is the one to beat, the level of honesty in Cascarino's puts 99% of these books to shame.