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This review is from: We Were Young and Carefree: The Autobiography of Laurent Fignon (Paperback)
Fignon certainly tells it straight. He lived fast and was gone by the time he was fifty. Very well written. One of the reviews on the books cover said it was always funny. It isn't funny. There is humour but this is a story stripped of unnecessary emotion and keeps to the basic facts. You learn little of his life outside of cycling, and in a way this is a shame as his home life and other interests would have shown the reader what shaped his character other than his cycling talent. As it is an autobiography it is surprising that it is so well written by a professional sportsman but that is why Fignon was different. A superb read similar to Obree's autobiography, in it's openness.