Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition.
Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.
The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.
Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here.
My Autobiography is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.
The reader James Macpherson most notably appeared in 'Taggart' as DCI Mike Jardine, and has also read the audiobook editions of Ian Rankin's Rebus series and Billy Connolly's Route 66.
©2013 Alex Ferguson (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
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"Struggled to finish it"
If you admire Alex Ferguson but instinctively find him hard to like then this book will probably do nothing to change your mind. Ferguson chronicles of all the things he has contributed to the beautiful game and takes credit for a few tenuous achievements besides. The book demonstrates his acute understanding of football but lacks any humour or humility. Furthermore he gracelessly and needlessly sticks the knife into anyone who has crossed his path over the years. The only time I laughed was when the narrator (who was chosen I assume because he sounds just like Sir Alex) broke into impressions of other people - something you could never imagine Ferguson doing.
It took me weeks to finish because the more more I read of it the less I liked him.
"It surprised even me , a non man utd fan"
I really enjoyed this book , clears up alot of storys and rumors about his carer and dressing room gossip , i'm not a man utd fan , more a football fan in general but its great to hear about one of the great managers and his story and his reviews off most the great players (and bad )that have past through his club , well worth one of your credits
"Interesting enough, but slightly disappointing"
Yes if you are an avid Man Utd fan. It gives interesting insights into the decisions Ferguson made during his latter time at the helm. If you are looking for background on the influences and motivations which made Ferguson the man he is; then this book is probably not going to satisfy.
Yes. I am sure he has a lot more to say about Man Utd, but obviously felt restricted in this book due his newly acquired position of director at the club. Also, David Moyes had only just joined as manager so any comments about the current squad were probably repressed.
The chapter on Roy Keane was probably the highlight. There are other entertaining chapters though.
Not really. Work harder perhaps.
"Good but no classic"
You really need a love for football with this book and a knowledge of past Man Utd players. Still a good read and a good inside story of the on goings at Football clubs. some stories are left uncompleted, some it is possible to see through the one sided view. but overall really enjoyed this book.
"Fergie is Awesome!"
I really enjoyed this audiobook from start to finish. Sir Alex has got his own take on things for sure and I like the digs he puts in about players and other managers. He gives credit to those that deserve it and slams those that don't. A must listen!!
"Great book for football fans"
The most enjoyable bit of this book was getting the inside of the football world. Being a huge football fan, most of the information I get is though the mainstream media and majority of the time it is false. This book gives an insight to what actually happened in United during Ferguson rein.
It was more of a documentary than a fictional book hence no favourite character. However I did enjoy the bits of the transfer market.
James Macpherson sounds a lot like Alex Ferguson, due to their Scottish accents. It felt like Ferguson was actually reading the book.
Pretty much. I had a day with a lot of tasks I needed to finish off, so I put this one and boom all the tasks were done in no time
Great listen. First audiobook I have listened to fully, definitely will buy more in the future.
I certainly would listen to this book again. I expected a book on life in football I discovered a full course on man management.
Alex Ferguson is the ultimate character but his wife certainly deserves the best standing ovation.
No I have not listened to any other book on Alex Ferguson
Oh absolutely and categorically
If any book should be added to the curriculum of any business and management school it should Alex Ferguson's auto-biography. You expect to listen to football stories from the manager who made Manchester United the greatest football club in the world. You discover more his man management skills which have made his success and you then understand that he was able to micro manage probably the greatest egos walking this earth and he did it with great gusto. Unmissable a must read
"Some interesting insight but no shocks."
No I don't think Alex Ferguson has any more of a story to tell. I must say that although I'm not a Manchester United fan, it was interesting in parts and does give the reader an insight into the workings of the club.
Not sure you could make it more enjoyable as the subject matter is based in fact. No where near as controversial as the hype makes you believe.
Not sure. Thought James MacPherson was quite poor. Didn't like his attempts at some of the character accents and thought the phone calls where not that effective.
No as previously stated not a huge Man U fan so of limited interest to me.
A decent listen, not the huge expose everyone expected but still an interesting book.
It's a shame Sir Alex himself didn't do the reading but James MacPherson is very good.
Even if you're not a Man Utd fan you should still make the effort to listen to arguably the greatest manager ever, it does provide you with a different angle of the man everyone loves to hate!
"A good listen but nothing earth shattering"
As a United fan I guess I am already half way to liking this book, it was interesting to hear some of the stories that you read about from one of the parties perspective.
Probably when he talks about the class of 92 and his relationship with them.
Most of it was interesting, its difficult to pick out an individual scene.
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