In recent years we have all seen lots of so called autobiographies of star footballers, many of whom have not yet had a football career let alone a life. These books generally rely heavily on celebrity status rather than a story of an interesting football career and have been ghost written by journalists who are skilled at wringing out a story from not much at all. On the contrary this compilation of stories is of former Sunderland players who were so called cult heroes - often not the most skillful but who endeared themselves to the majority of supporters for different reasons. It has been put together by the knowledgeable Rob Mason and covers an interesting set of players most of whose lives, for one reason or another, could not fill a whole volume. It provides great snapshots of their time playing for the red and whites and will be of interest to anyone who has followed the team during the last 40 or so years. A very worthwhile read.