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Gazza's tears in the 1990 World Cup semi-final launched the boom of interest in football that continues to this day. Suddenly, Paul Gascoigne found himself the centre of attention in a way that only George Best and David Beckham have ever experienced.

So much has been written about Gazza over the years, but he has said little - until now. For the first time, he talks in depth about the key events in his life: the injuries that threatened his career, what really happened when he was dropped from Glenn Hoddle's World Cup squad, his battles with alcoholism and other health problems, as well as his private life away from the spotlight. He also recalls the outrageous antics that have made the headlines, and discusses his hopes for his life after football.

Gazza is loved by fans of the game throughout the country, and his autobiography is quite simply the most remarkable footballing story you'll ever read.

©2004 Paul Gascoigne (P)2004 Headline Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"A very honest book.' (Daily Telegraph)
"Hilarious, terrifying, and touching." (Daily Express)

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  • John
  • 04-06-10

A very interesting and moving story

I did not know much about the personal life of this sportsman, but found his story very interesting. He did not read the book himself, but the narrator was excellent.

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  • Gary
  • 06-02-10

Footballing Legend

Alarming story of what goes on inside the head of one of British football best midfielders not to mention a Rangers legend.

From the highs of playing for club and country to the lows of addition, anxiety and wife beating.

An eye opener.

Hope Gazza gets better

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  • gary johnson
  • 03-31-18

brilliant

loved it from start to finish great to get an insight to the real Gazza

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  • Smudger
  • 03-27-18

fantastic to hear the story of my childhood hero.

Italia 1990 I was 8 years old and witnessed the magic of Gazza. from that point on I was hooked! really hope that he finds happiness one way or another because the happiness that he has spread amongst football fans is immense. great book and thank you 👍

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  • James
  • 06-21-17

legend

the legend that is Paul Gascoigne
footballing hero!!!
coys!!!
wish he was 21 again and playing for spurs.

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  • Ab5
  • 04-17-17

Less than two football matches long?

I've always loved Gazza and the stories that surround him. Sadly a mere couple of hours just doesn't even give you an insight in to his career and life's ups and downs. I sadly learnt more from Chris Evans autobiography about Gazza, than from this.

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  • Daisyanna1
  • 06-07-16

Brilliant

Loved it all made me laugh
Love this guy!
Good old relax in the sun listening to gazza life x

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  • Derek
  • 06-29-10

A guide book on how to throw your life away.

If you really need to know how depression can ruin a life even when you have the greatest opportunities at your fingertips then you should read this. However it is not very entertaining to hear. Where is the dressing room banter that Gazza was so famous for? This book is written as almost an apology rather than an autobiography, but it still contains lots of interesting football snippets. Unfortunately these always seem to turn into tales about boozing and Sheryl and then back to football again, all in the same chapter. Very random.

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