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Running for Our Lives - Stories of everyday runners overcoming extraordinary adversity (Paperback): Rachel Ann Cullen Running for Our Lives - Stories of everyday runners overcoming extraordinary adversity (Paperback)
Rachel Ann Cullen; Illustrated by Amy Grimes
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Every time I speak to someone and hear about their experiences, it leaves me with a sense of running's incredible power to help people overcome pretty much anything.' Each day, millions of people around the world put on their trainers and try to deal with their personal demons and life challenges by going for a run. And, increasingly, they do it knowing that they are not alone: a growing and often virtual community is right there running alongside them. We are all, in some sense, running for our lives. Rachel Ann Cullen's first book, Running for My Life, described her own marathon journey through depression, bipolar disorder and body dysmorphia, and her revelatory discovery that running could transform her physical and mental wellbeing. After hearing from people who had read about her experiences, Rachel wanted to tell some stories of other runners from all around the world - ordinary people living with mental health struggles, grief, cancer and other unavoidable life events who have relied on running to get them through their worst days and to keep going. Running for Our Lives shares moving accounts of hope and resilience; it demonstrates the power of running to help us all overcome adversity, and is a lesson for us all in learning not only how to survive life's challenges, but to thrive.

Hard Work Pays Off - Transform Your Body and Mind with CrossFit's Five-Time Fittest Man on Earth (Hardcover): Mat Fraser Hard Work Pays Off - Transform Your Body and Mind with CrossFit's Five-Time Fittest Man on Earth (Hardcover)
Mat Fraser
R419 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R68 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Train with the Fittest Man on Earth - 5-time CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser. No matter your level of fitness, no matter if you've never attempted CrossFit before, this book is your total training manual. No one can say they're a better all-around athlete than Mat Fraser. Weightlifting, gymnastics, kettlebells, running, swimming, rowing, Strongman: he's relentlessly trained them all, so you don't have to. In this ground-breaking book, Fraser reveals the secrets of his success to help you transform your own body and mind. Structured into sections on strength, endurance, speed, coordination, mental and recovery, Mat shares workouts, illustrations, techniques, recipes and advice. From push-ups to sprints, rope climbs to deadlifts, high-knee drills to swimming intervals, the book showcases CrossFit's uniquely wide-ranging and infinitely scalable approach to exercise. There is tailored advice for beginners, intermediates and advanced athletes. So take this book to the gym. Write your personal records in the margins. Circle the illustrations of techniques you need to master. And most of all, do the workouts. Because Mat Fraser can promise you this: hard work pays off.

Musial - From Stash to Stan the Man (Hardcover): James N Giglio Musial - From Stash to Stan the Man (Hardcover)
James N Giglio
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Musial: From Stash to Stan the Man is the most comprehensive assessment of baseball legend Stan Musial's life and career to date. Musial, better known as Stan the Man, was born Stanislaus Frank Musial in 1920 to Polish immigrants in Donora, Pennsylvania. As a youth, however, he went by the nickname Stashu, soon shortened to Stash, which his closest friends have continued to call him. In this first scholarly biography of Musial, James N. Giglio places the St. Louis Cardinal star within the context of the times - the Great Depression and wartime and postwar America - and the issues then prevalent in professional baseball, particularly race and the changing economics of the game. Giglio seeks to illuminate how the times shaped Musial and to delve further into his popular image as a warm, unfailingly gracious role model known for good sportsmanship and devotion to family. One of America's most popular professional athletes, Musial began his baseball career in 1938 as a minor league pitcher, switching to the outfield after he injured his arm. He began playing for the Cardinals in 1941, and in his twenty-two-year career with them (1941 to 1963, with an interruption for military service during World War II), he established himself as one of the game's greatest hitters, with a lifetime batting average of.331. He held major league records for extra-base hits and total bases. He also held National League records for games played, consecutive games played, times at bat, runs scored, runs batted in, and hits. Musial retired from the playing field in 1963, but returned as general manager of the Cardinals in 1967, a year in which his team won the World Series. In 1969, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Through extensive research in newspapers, the Musial collection at the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, the Sporting News Archives, and manuscript collections at the Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy libraries, along with in-depth interviews, Giglio has provided the real story of Stan Musial as not only a baseball hero, but also a youth, a young man, a husband, and a father - a regular guy. Baseball fans everywhere will join with diehard Cardinal fans in welcoming this well-crafted and compelling biography of Stan the Man.

Letters to a Young Athlete (Paperback): Chris Bosh Letters to a Young Athlete (Paperback)
Chris Bosh; Foreword by Pat Riley
R376 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A legendary NBA player and beloved teammate shares his hard-earned wisdom about finding your true purpose and mastering your inner game, whatever that game might be. Chris Bosh is on any list of the Top 100 NBA players of all time--an eleven-time All Star, two-time Finals winner, Olympic gold medalist, and currently the league's Global Ambassador. Always an uncommonly philosophical NBA star, he found himself needing all the mindfulness he could muster in 2017, when his career was cut short at its prime by a freak medical condition. Suddenly, he was thrown out of the work that had given so much more than just a livelihood, and had to think deeply about his identity in the world. This game had taught him so much; what could he make of it all? Out of that place of deep reflection has emerged an uncommon book for a retired superstar to write. While it has the best elements of a memoir--the portraits of the great players and coaches, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, and the accounts of extraordinary competitive moments--it is really a wisdom book, a blend of The Inner Game of Tennis, Wynton Marsalis's To a Young Jazz Musician, and Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. It is rich with insight about basketball, but even richer with insight about life. It's a book about finding a purpose that is deep and real, not shallow and external, and about navigating success and failure as the twin mirages they are--pushing past fear, past ego, past fatigue to the pure flow of sustained accomplishment in a mesh with teammates who have given themselves to the same thing. Chris Bosh found that flow, and sustained it at the highest level. He misses basketball keenly still, but he has no regrets. Deep, honest, unflinching, this book is his friend's hand up to those coming up behind, whatever their pursuit might be.

Off Balance (Paperback): Dominique Moceanu Off Balance (Paperback)
Dominique Moceanu; As told to Teri Williams
R374 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this searing and riveting "New York Times" bestseller, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reveals the dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics, the true price of success...and the shocking secret about her past and her family that she only learned years later.
At fourteen years old, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 US Women's Olympic Gymnastics team, the first and only American women's team to take gold at the Olympics. Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships.
"Off Balance "vividly delineates each of the dominating characters who contributed to Moceanu's rise to the top, from her stubborn father and long-suffering mother to her mercurial coach, Bela Karolyi. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after a public battle with her parents.
But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu's incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister--born with a physical disability and given away at birth--who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu's footsteps in an astonishing way.
A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports, "Off Balance "will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.

One: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times bestseller (Paperback): Peter Schmeichel One: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times bestseller (Paperback)
Peter Schmeichel
R271 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

'TERRIFIC' - Daily Mail 'ONE OF THE UNDISPUTED GREATS' - Sun 'Why me? How could a boy from a Copenhagen tower block say I want to be a champion with Manchester United and Denmark and make it happen?' Peter Schmeichel is a giant of football, who won more Premier League titles (five) than any player in his position and captained Manchester United in the incomparable, last-gasp Treble-clinching win over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. 'I don't believe a better goalkeeper played the game,' Sir Alex Ferguson said. One: My Autobiography is Schmeichel's story. In it, he takes us inside the remarkable, winning environment of a club that transformed football during the 1990s, and on to the pitch on that crazy, breathless night in Barcelona in 1999. From Ferguson's unique gifts to Eric Cantona's unique personality, he delivers a close-up and insightful portrait of United's golden era. However, One: My Autobiography goes way beyond the pitch. Schmeichel has an incredible family story to tell, starting with his father, Antoni, a brilliant Polish jazz musician who battled demons and for years kept a momentous secret from those around him. And he explores what he has been able to pass on to his own son, Kasper - himself a Premier League-winning goalkeeper and number one in the Danish national side. Peter's life after football, seldom straightforward, is described with astonishing candour. One: My Autobiography is about football, origins, journeys and legacy.

Conquering the Iron Giant - The Life and Extreme Times of an Off-road Motorcyclist (Paperback): Graham Jarvis Conquering the Iron Giant - The Life and Extreme Times of an Off-road Motorcyclist (Paperback)
Graham Jarvis
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Graham Jarvis has been at the peak of off-road motorcycling for the best part of twenty-five years and has won the fabled and ridiculously perilous Erzberg Rodeo a record-equalling five times. Since moving into the high-octane world of Hard Enduro in 2011, Graham has won its five major races - the Erzberg Rodeo, the Red Bull Sea to Sky, the Red Bull Romaniacs, the Tough One and Hell's Gate - no fewer than twenty-six times. It has made him one of motorsport's most successful riders. In CONQUERING THE IRON GIANT, Graham takes us from his early years in Canterbury, where he started out on an old BMX bike that his dad had rescued from the tip, to competing against up to 1,800 riders in races where dozens are often airlifted to hospital, and only three or four finish . . . with Graham usually at the head of the field.

Old School - A Proper Football Education (Paperback): Mark Patterson, Kevin O Hara Old School - A Proper Football Education (Paperback)
Mark Patterson, Kevin O Hara
R304 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R47 (15%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Mark Patterson played almost 500 league games in an 18-year career and, as documented in his funny, down-to-earth and thought-provoking autobiography Old School, his time as a professional footballer straddled two eras. At 18, he played for his hometown team Blackburn Rovers against Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United at a century-old St James' Park. He later battled with Paul Gascoigne at Middlesbrough's shiny new Riverside Stadium, a month before Gazza was sensationally omitted from England's World Cup squad. He played in dilapidated stadiums, with and against proper 'old school' footballers, and later had a taste of the promised land of the 'new school' after helping Bolton Wanderers rise from the third tier and into the Premiership. Patterson played for some of English football's proudest football clubs, including Blackburn, Preston North End, Bolton and Sheffield United, and had two spells at now-defunct Bury. As his career fizzled out, so did his bank balance and marriage. Divorce and bankruptcy followed. But his old school spirit got him through...

Be Good, Love Brian - Growing Up with Brian Clough (Paperback): Craig Bromfield Be Good, Love Brian - Growing Up with Brian Clough (Paperback)
Craig Bromfield
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Craig Bromfield was just 13 years old when Brian Clough, on a whim, took him and his older brother Aaron in. They came from Southwick, a depressed area of Sunderland, where they lived with their abusive stepfather, and from where they longed to escape. After initially meeting Clough while out begging for money, Clough later invited the brothers to stay at his house. From there a relationship formed which would see Craig living with the Cloughs for nine years, where he was a first-hand witness to the many aspects of Clough's character - his gruffness, his humour, his big-heartedness. This is a beautiful, inspirational story, which has never before been told, about Clough's gentleness and capacity for generosity. Discover a very different side to this iconic man, one away from the cameras and the football, which shows him for the person he really was.

Basta - My Life, My Truth - The International Bestseller (Paperback): Marco van Basten Basta - My Life, My Truth - The International Bestseller (Paperback)
Marco van Basten
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

***** Shortlisted for International Autobiography of the Year in the Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2021 'This account is often poetic and sometimes haunting.' - FourFourTwo Triple European Footballer of the Year. Once World Footballer of the Year. European Champion two UEFA Super Cups, European Champion with the Dutch National Team in 1988 and numerous national championships with both Ajax and AC Milan. Marco van Basten is known as one of the greatest footballers of all time, but his personal life has always remained somewhat of a mystery, until now. Basta is the raw, honest, but above all gripping autobiography of Marco van Basten. It's the unfiltered story of his rise to fame, from being under the wing of Cruyff and experiencing life as an Ajax player to being propelled into the spotlight following Euros '88 - and scoring the greatest goal ever to win a major final - and playing for AC Milan at the peak of Italian football's popularity. But despite countless successes, Marco van Basten experienced many low points, including losing a childhood friend, battling with pain after his numerous fluffed operations, and ultimately coming to terms with life after playing football. Basta is his story.

No Days Off - My Life with Type 1 Diabetes and Journey to the NHL (Paperback): Max Domi No Days Off - My Life with Type 1 Diabetes and Journey to the NHL (Paperback)
Max Domi; As told to Jim Lang
R345 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Blood in the Garden - The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks (Hardcover): Chris Herring Blood in the Garden - The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks (Hardcover)
Chris Herring
R640 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Havin' a Ball - My Improbable Basketball Journey (Hardcover): Richie Adubato, Peter Kerasotis Havin' a Ball - My Improbable Basketball Journey (Hardcover)
Richie Adubato, Peter Kerasotis; Foreword by Dick Vitale
R560 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Havin' a Ball one of basketball's most colorful characters and storytellers chronicles his life in the game, from high school coach in New Jersey to head coach in both the NBA and the WNBA. Richie Adubato isn't a Hall of Fame name, but he's one of basketball's most beloved coaches, with a lifetime of stories that are humorous and heartfelt, poignant and personal. Adubato's career has crossed paths with many of basketball's most memorable people and events. Starting in the 1960s, he was part of the Jersey Guys, a group of young junior high and high school coaches-including Hubie Brown, Dick Vitale, and Mike Fratello-who all later went on to coach in the NBA. He was hired as Vitale's assistant coach with the Pistons in 1979. Then, three years later, he was hired by Hubie Brown as the Knicks' assistant coach. He would stay in pro basketball for the next twenty-five years, with stints as head coach for the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic and the WNBA's New York Liberty and Washington Mystics. In fact, he is the first coach to have led teams in both leagues to the playoffs. Adubato grew up as an Irish Italian Jersey kid with modest aspirations who went on to experience a fascinating ride in pro basketball. He tells readers how a young Magic team led by Shaquille O'Neal came undone, about his years coaching the Mavericks at a time when the NBA was never more popular, what it was like to coach in the WNBA when the Liberty were outdrawing the Knicks in attendance, and what it was like to coach with, and against, other Hall of Famers. Havin' a Ball takes readers into locker rooms, planes, practices, games, and off court to the inner world of pro basketball with an insider's unique perspective.

You Can't Stop The Sun From Shining (Hardcover): Sonny Bill Williams You Can't Stop The Sun From Shining (Hardcover)
Sonny Bill Williams
R491 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

__________ Available for pre-order: the extraordinary and revealing autobiography of one of rugby's most entertaining and complicated figures 'I lived for winter Saturdays and played footy at lunchtime and after school, while at home I passed, kicked, tackled and discussed the game endlessly with my big bro. I ignored bad weather; I just wanted to play. When there weren't enough numbers to make up teams, a few of us kids would still get together and practice. That's where my offloads were born.' __________ As a shy part-Samoan boy growing up in the suburbs of Auckland, Sonny Bill Williams thought about footy constantly. For him, the dream of playing professional NRL was so big that nothing else ever came close. Fast forward to 2004, and eighteen-year-old Sonny Bill's dream was coming true. Making his first-grade debut for the Canterbury Bulldogs, he would become an integral part of their premiership-winning team and be named Rookie of the Year. The league culture was train hard, play hard and then party hard. Alcohol, drugs, women - it was a slippery slope for a naive teen looking to find his place. Too soon, the joy of winning a premiership gave way to an emptiness that not even footy could fix. Struggling, Sonny made a decision that for many was unforgivable. He walked out on the Bulldogs and flew to France. Scathing headlines, subpoenas and threatened lawsuits followed. But so too would come the realisation that he couldn't run from the man in the mirror. In this powerful, open and honest memoir, Sonny Bill shares the triumphs and missteps of his extraordinary sporting life and reveals how faith and family have made him the man he is today. __________ Sonny Bill Williams is a once in a generation athlete - a player with immense sporting talent in rugby league, rugby union and boxing. In his remarkable career, he has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwis reach the 2013 final of the rugby league equivalent. Compelling and searingly honest, You Can't Stop the Sun from Shining is essential reading for any sports fan.

We Want 'Bama! - Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide's Decade of Dominance (Hardcover): Joe Goodman We Want 'Bama! - Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide's Decade of Dominance (Hardcover)
Joe Goodman
R610 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R97 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Was Alabama's Crimson Tide in 2020 the greatest team of all time? The squad went 13-0 in a pandemic year, scored a combined 107 points against SEC powerhouses LSU and Florida, crushed Ohio State in a National Championship Game 52-24 in a contest that wasn't even that close, and followed it up with another top-rated signing class. Nick Saban called his boys the "ultimate team," but it wasn't just because they kicked the ever-living hell out of everyone on the football field. It was because the team leveraged a power and influence born of Southern pride to push back against a hateful legacy of racism that a populist president was exploiting to divide the nation. At a time when Americans needed real leaders in the face of so much hate, the sports world answered the call and fought back for the soul of the country. In the summer of 2020, the Tide players left their training facility and, led by their celebrated coach, marched to a campus doorway made infamous sixty years earlier by another political demagogue and showed what people can accomplish when they fight together for a just cause in the name of unity. The most powerful force in a state crazy for college football had chosen to make a stand and replace George Wallace's "Segregation forever!" with a different message, written by one of the players: "All lives can't matter until Black lives matter." ? There have been some great football teams through the years, and they all deserve respect. But here's what we know for sure: They all would have been appreciative of what this Alabama team represented, and proud of what it accomplished. The Crimson Tide in 2020 captured something special that moved it beyond the conversation of best ever, and into the place reserved for most important of all time.

Open - An Autobiography (Paperback): Andre Agassi Open - An Autobiography (Paperback)
Andre Agassi 1
R310 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R88 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court – but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts.

Agassi makes us feel his panic as an undersized seven-year-old in Las Vegas, practicing all day under the obsessive gaze of his violent father. We see him at thirteen, banished to a Florida tennis camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning fast return.

And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target.

Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match, and every public relationship. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals, Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals the depression that shatters his confidence, and the mistake that nearly costs him everything. Finally, he recounts his spectacular resurrection and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one.

In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf.

With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi's game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed and power.

The Golden Age of Strength and Conditioning (Paperback): Boyd Epley The Golden Age of Strength and Conditioning (Paperback)
Boyd Epley
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Davy Samaai: Kampioen Van Die Struggle - Die Verhaal Van Die Eerste Swart Tennisspeler Van Suid-Afrika Op Wimbledon (Afrikaans,... Davy Samaai: Kampioen Van Die Struggle - Die Verhaal Van Die Eerste Swart Tennisspeler Van Suid-Afrika Op Wimbledon (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Michael le Cordeur
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Hierdie boek het ontstaan as 'n verhaal oor die lewe van 'n besonderse mens: David Samaai. Maar baie gou besef jy dat dit eintlik 'n boek oor 'n baie besonderse familie, die Samaai-familie woonagtig in Paarl, is. Davy Samaai was 'n legendariese tennisspeler, 'n begaafde musikant, 'n inspirerende skoolhoof of hardwerkende onderwyser. Hy het ook met sy voorbeeld gelei.

Some Body to Love - A Family Story (Paperback): Alexandra Heminsley Some Body to Love - A Family Story (Paperback)
Alexandra Heminsley
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A treatise on empathy and grace in extraordinary circumstances' Jojo Moyes What does it mean to be a woman? To live in a woman's body? Alexandra Heminsley thought she knew, but then her world turned inside out. Having just resurfaced from fertility issues, childbirth and early parenthood, she was told her then-husband was going to transition. Some Body to Love is Alex's profoundly open-hearted memoir about losing a partner but gaining a best friend, and together bringing up a baby in a changing world. By baring her own unique scars, Heminsley makes a vital manifesto on the unifying resilience that can be found in modern motherhood. ______________________ Praise for Some Body to Love: 'Insightful and wise, generous and kind' David Nicholls 'A brave, thoughtful and timely book' Naomi Alderman 'A testament to how family and love can be whatever shape we want them to be' Red 'It took my breath away' Bryony Gordon 'A book with a wild, deep, joyous, tender love of people at its heart' Emma Jane Unsworth

Tyson Fury - Gypsy King of the World (Paperback): Nigel Cawthorne Tyson Fury - Gypsy King of the World (Paperback)
Nigel Cawthorne
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"He is the greatest fighter alive today" Daily Express Tyson Fury is colossal - six feet nine inches tall and a whisker under 20 stones in weight. He is spectacularly fast. He has a punch that could knock over a rhino and he can dance and weave like no one since the great Muhammad Ali. When he destroyed the fearsome Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become two-time world heavyweight champion in February 2020, the world held its breath. Fury was born in 1988 and named after Mike Tyson, who was then the world heavyweight champion. Tyson comes from a long line of gypsy bare knuckle fighters. His father, Gypsy John Fury and grandfather, Tiger Gorman, both fought as professionals. Tyson's success has not come easily, but he has fought the terrible battles of his personal life as bravely as those in the ring. In this extraordinary biography you will read how he overcame addiction to cocaine and alcohol and lost a staggering eight stone in weight to make his comeback. His bravery in talking about his mental health problems is an inspiration to many. Now he is happy and at the top of his game. There seems little doubt that, for Tyson Fury, Gypsy King of the World, the best is yet to come...

Undisputed Truth - My Autobiography (Paperback): Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth - My Autobiography (Paperback)
Mike Tyson 2
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

One of the most talked-about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no-holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self-destruction The bestseller that has everyone talking. In this, his first, autobiography, 'Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career. Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Antony Keidis's best-selling memoir 'Scar Tissue', this is a visceral, and unputdown-able story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy. Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise and reveals a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence. If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again.

Land of the Horses - A True Story of a Lost Soul and a Life Found (Paperback): Chris Lombard Land of the Horses - A True Story of a Lost Soul and a Life Found (Paperback)
Chris Lombard
R389 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R61 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vuelta Skelter - Riding the Remarkable 1941 Tour of Spain (Hardcover): Tim Moore Vuelta Skelter - Riding the Remarkable 1941 Tour of Spain (Hardcover)
Tim Moore
R489 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

*A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021* Tim Moore, the author of the Sunday Times bestselling French Revolutions, completes his epic (and ill-advised) trilogy of cycling's Grand Tours. Julian Berrendero's victory in the 1941 Vuelta a Espana was an extraordinary exercise in sporting redemption: the Spanish cyclist had just spent 18 months in Franco's concentration camps, punishment for expressing Republican sympathies during the civil war. Seventy nine years later, perennially over-ambitious cyclo-adventurer Tim Moore developed a fascination with Berrendero's story, and having borrowed an old road bike with the great man's name plastered all over it, set off to retrace the 4,409km route of his 1941 triumph - in the midst of a global pandemic. What follows is a tale of brutal heat and lonely roads, of glory, humiliation, and then a bit more humiliation. Along the way Tim recounts the civil war's still-vivid tragedies, and finds the gregarious but impressively responsible locals torn between welcoming their nation's only foreign visitor, and bundling him and his filthy bike into a vat of antiviral gel. 'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent

Emma Raducanu: When Tennis Came Home (Hardcover): Mike Dickson Emma Raducanu: When Tennis Came Home (Hardcover)
Mike Dickson
R483 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

'Is there any expectation? I'm a qualifier, so there's no pressure on me!' In 2021, Emma Raducanu shocked and charmed the tennis world as she raced to the US Open title with a smile on her face. But how did a little-known 18-year-old from Kent become the first ever qualifier to win a Major? Now Mike Dickson, who as Tennis Correspondent of the Daily Mail was one of the few journalists present in New York to see her lift the trophy, reveals what it took to become Britain's first woman Grand Slam champion since Virginia Wade in 1977. Drawing on interviews with key figures in Raducanu's development, he has written a fascinating account of a remarkable journey. From her early days falling in love with the game as a young girl in Bromley and the years of hard work and dedication that followed, he traces the ups and downs of a junior career that took her to the furthest reaches of the international circuit. But it was her breakthrough on home turf at Wimbledon, just weeks after sitting her A-levels, that really grabbed the attention of the public. It led to her first prolonged spell on the full professional tour - a life-changing trip around the hard-court tournaments of America which culminated in her unexpected triumph at Flushing Meadows. Full of authoritative insights and eye-opening details, Emma Raducanu: When Tennis Came Home paints an inspiring and compelling picture of one of the brightest new stars in British sport.

Centerstage - My Most Fascinating Interviews--From A-Rod to Jay-Z (Paperback): Michael Kay Centerstage - My Most Fascinating Interviews--From A-Rod to Jay-Z (Paperback)
Michael Kay
R420 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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