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on 19 March 2017
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on 6 October 2013
Its a good book. Mostly because of the insight into Johnny Sextons contract negotiations with the IRFU. Its a pity he didint write a complete review of his career so far. The Heineken Cup final against Northampton would have been great to read about.
Peter O Reilly, the journalist who ghost wrote this hasn't done a great job to be honest. It reads poorly enough, as if Sexton just dictated the entire book to him. If it was a bit more polished and went into more detail about his career it would have been better. Only one chapter about the Lions tour too. Thought there would have been more.
Still a good read though. Any Irish rugby fan should enjoy it. Paints the IRFU in a poor light, which I do believe. Probably have another book out after his time in France, which I would buy too, hopefully ghost written by someone else though.
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on 2 January 2014
Sexton comes across well, very strong minded individual, and it's not hard to see why allied with his talent he's gone in far in rugby as he has. The diary format means you do get boring stretches but at least you're spared the childhood years of the normal sporting autobiography, which are usually intolerable to read. Parts of the book explaining the negotiations with the IRFU over his contract are excellent but the Lions section was a bit disappointing, mid career you can't say everything you want to say though and I'm sure the book Sexton does at the end of his playing days will be well worth reading.
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on 26 July 2014
Had really looked forward to receiving this book and learn a bit more about Ireland's class Outhalf. I wasn't disappointed. it gives a great insight into Johnny's mind and what makes him tick. If you're a rugby fan this is a must read.
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on 31 October 2013
Interesting to receive perspective on the IRFU debacle. But would rather have had an insight into career as a whole rather than just a year into the life. Sexton comes across as expected though level headed down to earth honest.
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on 24 November 2013
This is not a biography ; it is the diary of Sexton's year leading to the Lions victory in 2013.

There is plenty here of interest to Leinster and Ireland fans alike. Johnny isn't afraid to speak his mind on or off the pitch, which he candidly acknowledges as both a strength and sometimes a weakness. There is no doubting he is passionate and that is surely an essential in any professional sport.

What is clear is the determination of a young man to make it in the tough world of professional rugby, honestly sharing the struggles and sacrifices required at the top.

The big stories in the book are obviously his decision to move to Racing Metro and the Lions Tour. Both are described with a fast paced and interesting writing style, giving plenty of insight into the emotional roller coaster journey of 2013.

Well worth a read.
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on 3 January 2014
It's a brilliant book. The book is just snippets of text that Sexton has provided throughout the year. A great, honest, revealing, fun insight into the life of one of the world's best professional rugby players. Yes it only covers the one year, but it goes into so much detail, that it is certainly better than a book that skimmed his career so far. I'd highly recommend it to any sports fan.
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on 18 December 2014
Rolls along nicely and is an easy read. Tells the sporting side of Johnny's rugby trial and tribulations simply and honestly. No great in depth sight into his personal or family life which was a pity .
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on 13 January 2014
I bought this for my son for Christmas and he is reading it at the moment. He is pleased with it anyway.
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on 6 October 2014
A very honest read and look from a Lion & Irish rugby Player.
Light and entertaining read.
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