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Publisher's Summary

Ian Wright, Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, is one of the most interesting and relevant figures in modern football. His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everybody's dream.

From Sunday morning football directly to Crystal Palace; from 'boring, boring Arsenal' to inside the Wenger Revolution; from Saturday afternoons on the pitch to Saturday evenings on primetime television; from a week in prison to inspiring youth offenders, Ian will reveal all about his extraordinary life and career.

Ian will also frankly discuss how retirement affects footballers, why George Graham deserves a statue, social media, why music matters, breaking Arsenal's goal-scoring record, racism, the unadulterated joy of playing alongside Dennis Bergkamp and, of course, what he thinks about Tottenham.

Not a standard footballer's autobiography, Ian Wright's memoir is a thoughtful and gripping insight into a Highbury hero and one of the greatest sports stars of recent years.

©2016 Ian Wright (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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Best I've read!

Read a lot of bios recently but this one really goes behind the scenes from a young lost boy to an Arsenal hero.

Also great insight to methods and philosophy behind Arsene wenger!

Didn't want this book to end!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-27-16

Brilliant story

Fantastic story, excellent narration. A must listen for everyone. The story is a black man living in London during the 70's 80's and 90's personified.

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  • Richard
  • 07-26-17

From one of my life heros

Ian Wright lived and best of all loved and loves his life. An honest account of a privileged life i.e. that of a professional footballer. Thanks Ian I really enjoyed the book.

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  • Ethel Starchie
  • 11-30-16

Wrighty - an incredible guy

An excellent resume of Ian's life read by someone who sounded just like Wrighty, which made it more enjoyable and real. I loved his enthusiasm and the way he portrayed his life - warts and all. He gained more respect including the negative side rather than merely promoting the positives. A great man and a fabulous read.

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  • D. Sewell
  • 11-30-16

Loved it

I grew up in the same patch as Wrighty so this book was of interesting especially as an arsenal fan aswell. Wright was our local hero. This is very well organised, heart felt, honest and informative. A must listen /read for anyone. Especially for insights into the football world.

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  • Simon Smith
  • 11-21-16

Easy listening

Finished in no time, enjoyable honest account delivered in a direct way that you would expect from Ian Wright!

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  • James Smith
  • 02-21-18

great listen

great listen, just a shame it wasn't narrated by Wrighty. well worth a listen, especially if you're an arsenal fan.

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  • 02-03-18

legend

interest maintained throughout listening to this legends story. Humour contained within a deeply emotive and often inspiring piece.

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  • 11-23-17

Great insight

I really enjoyed this book, I am not a fan of Arsenal but really have a lot of respect for Ian Wright after reading this. A real genuine guy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-17

true

loved it so true to life reminded of childhood & felt was taken back in time

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  • Mr. Cl Rigg
  • 09-24-17

I love this man!

What a great story of this Arsenal legend!

Definitely worth a listen/read your think even more of him.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-17

Good

would have been better if Wrighty was reading it but enjoyable nonetheless. bought back some good memories.

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  • Daniel
  • 10-17-16

Where

You want wrighty reading it , I don't care if he doesn't talk 'properly' neither do I but he has energy and that was missing from the reader. Dropped a ball on that one whoever told Ian that it's a better idea than for him to read it !