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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; 1st Edition edition (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471127583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471127588
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.6 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 262,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The rufty tufty prose sounds authentic as if Vinny was speaking straight from the page' --Daily Express

About the Author

Vinnie Jones is a British actor and former professional footballer. Born in Watford, he now lives in LA.


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Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed this book and can heartily recommend it to football fans but also to film buffs. It is a honest and forthright account of a person's life who, by his own admission, did not always abide by the rules but that makes the book all the more interesting and parts of it may well make you cringe, especially the admissions about the violence that he got himself involved in (and I don't mean the Mean Machine!)
As I'm far more of a football fan than a film buff I obviously enjoyed the first part of the book far more and I can imagine that it may well provide an inspiration to budding young footballers that there is another route to become a professional footballer other than the academy system.
The best way for me to judge an autobiography is, do I think better of the person after I have read it? and that is certainly the case here. I did not have a great opinion of him beforehand but I do now.
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Although this wasn't a bad read, Vinnie did a lot of name dropping! I suppose only naturally, plunged into the depths of fame after veery humble beginnings. It isn't a book I would read twice, but you can't help liking the guy.
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I did enjoy this autobiography. Vinnie states in the prefix of the book that he wrote this after being in therapy for a couple of year to control his "Dog", and he makes no secret of the fact he is writing this book out of discoveries he made during therapy, hence the title of the book. Vinnie looks back through his life with the wisdom of experience.

The great thing about this book is Vinnie manages to get me as a reader on his side without sounding childish or bitter. He put his hands up and owns up to his mistakes, says looking back I would have done this differently, but at the time this is what I was feeling. He talks about the friendship and relationships, but he does not dwell on them. If you are a friend or family member you are 100%, not need to say any more.

If you are not a football fan you will (like me), and live in the UK you still probably heard of Vinnie in some sort of trouble on and off the pitch. This is one of the things he wanted to clean up in this book. He played hard, fast, aggressive and successful; however no matter his on pitch performances, his reviews were always negative. After reading this book I have done back and YouTubed some of his matches and Vinnie's commentary of the matches is spot on in my opinion. He went for or defended the ball aggressively and shot for the goal every chance he got. More often than not it went in. In my opinion that is the way the game is supposed to be played. If more players played that way I would watch football more; instead of having players flying and diving for free kick every time some on touched them. Not being able to break this negativity that the press had of him is what ultimately had him trying out for films. Where he was getting good to rave reviews from the start.
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if you love Vinnie (the original in my opinion [sorry vin diesel]) then you will love this book.

Yes its been emotional, but a good kind of emotional.

well written, informative and amusing at times too
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Vinnie Jones is a marmite character, who has always intrigued me, and I was looking forward to reading this book, to find out, direct from the horses mouth, the truth behind the stories and his actions. As a reader of many sports autobiographies I have to say this does not come up to even the average standard, and I was left feeling underwhelmed, and knowing little more about the man.

The book does not flow, is not very well written (nor proof read) and is a constant stream of name dropping, with little anecdotes attached to them. It is very repetitive - we get the idea your mates would be amazed if they could see you now, and that you know Brad and Angelina!

I would struggle to recommend this book - if you didn't like Mr Jones this would possibly validate your views, if you did like him I doubt it would endear him to you further, and if you didn't know much about him, after reading this you still wont.

Disappointing, lacking substance, FAR too many needless name drops and, on the whole, one to forget!
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This is a in depth look at good and the bad of Vinnie Jones. The highs of football and acting to the lows of bar room brawls and over indulgance of the drink. He is honest in his opinion of himself and his efforts to sort it out. A man with a large heart and a over generous nature but loyal to the last. A good read for all footbal and non football fans, especially the ones who can remember the crazy gang.
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The other side of the story, the truth warts and all. Emotion, love for family and friends. Loyalty, this story is a fantastic depiction of a man scrapping to survive firstly then make something of his life through hard work and dedication. No man is an island.
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I could not put this book down. I have always been an admirer of Vinnie Jones and this book did not disappoint.
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