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`This is more than just a sports memoir, with Moore proving that appearances can be deceptive' --News of the World
'As Beware of the Dog amply illustrates, the boy can write a bit, too'
'An intense but well-considered study of the psychology of the international sportsman . . . fascinating stuff'
`Full of frank insights into the world of rugby and shocking personal revelations'
--Daily Telegraph 16/3 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Brian Moore won 64 caps for the England rugby team between 1987 and 1995. He played in three Rugby World Cups and won the Grand Slam in 1991, 1992 and 1995. He went on two British Lions tours. Originally a qualified solicitor, he writes for the Sun and the Telegraph newspapers and is a co-commentator for international rugby matches alongside Eddie Butler on BBC TV. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a tremendous book.
I guess ,for Brian Moore , it was cathartic.
The last couple of chapters referring to his Daily Telegraph article on Daniel James, and meeting his birth mother, were heart wrenching.
It reads as though he wrote it himself,his earlier biography having been penned by Stephen Jones.
The book does him enormous credit.
Two things make it stand out: the first is the writing itself. Moore has a slightly odd prose style which is influenced by his the legal training, and this gives it a quirky, almost clumsy feel at times. I really liked this because it is so obviously Moore himself talking to you, and really brings his sincere, sometimes painfully honest account to life.
More important is the account itself. There is, pretty obviously, a good deal about rugby which I enjoyed very much and found very interesting. However, it is Moore's relatively brief accounts of the psychological effects of his being adopted and of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child which are the really powerful parts of the book. I think he deals with them brilliantly, trying to be as honest and insightful as possible about how these things have affected him, but doesn't dwell needlessly and there is no hint of that loathsome celebrity "My Agony" stuff. It is straightforward, un-self-pitying, courageous and insightful.
This book is well worth reading even if you only have a passing interest in rugby. It is far more than just the account of a distinguished sporting career and I recommend it warmly.
This book is the not the usual painting by numbers flim flam of most sporting biographies, it is pnchy and aggressive with Moore giving intelligent and forthright-opinions on big games, sport and life. Yes the reveleations of his inner turmoil and child abuse are brave and help to paint a rich picture of the sporting-man, but it is the revelations of self-doubt, inner turmoil and his skill at capturing the pressures of international sport that really raise this book higher than others.
Moore captures the pack mentality of rugby forwards perectlly, so to the grudging and often open respect for others players as well as the disdain and irritation that oponents and players can instil in you. Moore writes like a normal rugby player - he isn't concerned with appeasing or cajloing people. He openly admits dislike or disinterest and the book is all the more visceral for it. Some reviewers of the book and critics of his commentary call him biased - this simply untrue and a warped sense of reality.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as good as 'the autobiography' another of his books . It gets lost (for me) in rugby political/legal issues and brians'
need seemingly to 'bare his soul'. Read more
Not interested in rugby myself, but bought this for a nephew who is an active player on the strength of its reviews and he seemed very pleased with it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The best rugby autobiography I've read and I've read at least 25. A honest and very open life's account. I even got a welsh PE teacher to read it and he enjoyed it as well...Published 10 months ago by John T