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An Independent Man: The Autobiography Paperback – 15 May 2008
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Irish PR Eddie will be in Dublin on 18-19 May to promote the book. Confirmed TV interviews: RTE LATE LATE SHOW on 18 May UTV GERRY MEETS on 24 May Confirmed Radio interviews: 2FM Sunday Sports Bag NEWSTALK 106FM Off the Ball. Magazines: 'At Home' feature in HELLO magazine Interview in EASYJET magazine June issue. Interview and extract in F1 RACING Press: Interview with THE TIMES on 16 May Syndicated interview with PA SPORT on 16 May TV: Interview on BBC SATURDAY KITCHEN on 11May interview on GMTV on 16 May Radio: Interview on BBC 5 LIVE Simon Mayo show on 16 May Inteview on BBC RADIO 2 Johnnie Walker on 16 May Interviews on BMI TALK TALK 16 May Syndicated interview on IRN stations 16 May interviews on a range of local BBC radio stations 16 May Online: Interviews with SKY SPORTS and BBC SPORTS ONLINE 16 May Events: Signing with Eddie at Waterstone's Leadenhall Market around publication. National Sporting Club lunch confirmed on 12 June.
The hugely entertaining, and extremely candid, autobiography of one of the most colourful characters in motor sportSee all Product description
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So if you want a easy to read, disposable book then it fits the bill but to me it was too superficial and short and left me wanting more.
Jordan begins by describing how he started racing, how he suffered injuries in crashes, and how he persisted to a pretty high level before switching to running his own team. His team progresses, and eventually, he moves into F1. One of the things which stands out is the long list of personal relationships that he built with huge numbers of people - drivers, team members, competitors, sponsors, celebrities and royalty. I think that this is a mark of someone with a great love of people and friendship. Another thing which stands out is how he used his Irishness to approach motor racing in a different way to other teams, allowing him to achieve much more with significantly fewer resources, and to stand out from the crowd.
Jordan is a deal-maker, a wheeler dealer, a master networker, a marketeer of the first order, and someone with a real zest and energy for life.
As is normally the case with such high achievers, one gets the feeling that his family suffered from his absence, and he touches on this just once when he said that, after he had left F1, he told one of his daughters that he was a good dad, only for her to tell him that he had only just turned up. I think that it would have been nice to have learnt more about his family, but they are entitled to their privacy.
I strongly recommend this book. It is far from compendious on detail, but it conveys the passion, energy and spirit of Jordan and his F1 team very well. I think that a full history of Jordan and his racing life should be written by someone other than the main protagonist.
I always admired the team's spirit and it was a real eye-opener at times - some of his conclusions at the end of the book really struck a chord with me.
All in all, a really good read for the F1 fan, and a book that will take pride of place in my collection.
Overall a really good read with a good insight into the life of being a F1 team owner.
Book was ok,but when it started on about golf that was it for me.
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Entertaining but he's more of a chancer than he admits, if would appear.Published 6 months ago by Noel Maughan
Excellent read. Gives a good insight into motor racing.Published 9 months ago by RICHARD J C CHERRY
Like him and his personality so looking forward to reading - long list of books on Kindle yet to be read!Published 12 months ago by Sue