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Honest, open and a real page turner,
This review is from: Keeping Quiet: Paul Nixon: The Autobiography (Hardcover)
There are a lot of overhyped celebrity 'autobiographies' out there, but Keeping Quiet really deserves all the attention it gets and more. It's very candid yet is filled with humour too. From his early days in Cumbria right through to the Indian Premier League and England duty, Nixon's story is quite remarkable and is full of triumph over adversity - not least Nico's openness about dealing with his own inner-demons and The Little Man who seemed so intent on ruining Nixon's career. I genuinely couldn't put this down. It's superbly written (a far cry from the idiotic dross pedalled out by far too many celebrities and their writers) and you really feel it's Nixon narrating the story, testament to the careful handling of Jon Colman. Nixon is not above self-reproach but his opinions are well-informed and when he talks I find I just want to listen. Featuring the likes of Hansie Cronje and Freddy Flintoff, this is a behind the scenes look at cricket and the many characters - and above all it's honest!
A very gracious and funny man, Nixon's story is one that I could (and will) read time and time again. I actually couldn't recommend it highly enough.