Like Mark I come from Huyton, have waited in Eaton Rd for the 75 bus and I'm Evertonian. Unlike him my recollections of Huyton differ, yes it had its tough areas but like most places it also had its good areas. I'm so glad that I continued to read his autobiography. In covering his playing career you get an insight into the surreal life led by many football players during that era. The book really comes into its own when things start to go wrong. The description of life inside Walton is vivid, you can picture the awful place. You sense the smell and rotten atmosphere. Mark describes the effect his wrongs have had on his family. When he rang his mother to tell her; you can only imagine the pain. I don't think you would have to be a football fan to read this book although I'm sure it would help.