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Publisher's Summary

So, you think you know Joey Barton. Think again.

No Nonsense is a game-changing autobiography which will redefine the most fascinating figure in British football. It is the raw yet redemptive story of a man shaped by rejection and the consequences of his mistakes. He has represented England and been a pivotal player for Manchester City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers, but his career has featured recurring controversy. The low point of being sent to prison for assault in 2008 proved to be the catalyst for the reevaluation of his life.

No Nonsense reflects Barton's character - it is candid, challenging, entertaining and intelligent. He does not spare himself in revealing the formative influences of a tough upbringing in Liverpool and gives a survivor's insight into a game which, to use his phrase, 'eats people alive'. The audiobook is emotionally driven and explains how he has redirected his energies since the birth of his children. In addition to dealing with his past, he expands on his plans for the future. In this updated edition he speaks frankly about the gambling addiction that has left him facing a hefty ban. The millions who follow his commentaries on social media and those who witnessed him on BBC's Question Time will be given another reason to pause, and look beyond the caricature.

©2017 Joey Barton (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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  • Richard
  • 01-22-18

Excellent

I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I was never a fan of Joey at all, as I allowed myself to be influenced by all forms of media. After reading some comments on his Twitter account and seeing how much abuse he receives. It led me to question myself 'Why would you remain on social media'? and 'What type of person is he'? So to gain a little insight I read this book. It is a detailed, frank and honest account. Joey is a deep intelligent person who now with wisdom looks within himself. People/humans make mistakes. It really does show how some of us can be very unforgiving. I myself have learnt something, and stand corrected.

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  • Mark
  • 01-21-18

The best football autobiography

Couldn't stop listening to this. Stunningly honest, brutal, inspiring and insightful. A story of a fighter who chose his path, but constantly fought against being pushed down the wrong one.

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  • N. Gilronan
  • 10-25-17

Listen without Prejudice

In all fairness I listened to this book expecting my perception ( or should I say the red tops) of Joey Barton to be confirmed as a spoilt overpaid thug who was lucky to succeed in football but I’m pleased to admit that nothing could be further from the truth. The book is a very personal account of an intelligent articulate young man blessed with a talent that found fame and fortune early and struggled sometimes with the mindset brought on by both. Having listened to its narration by the author (which adds depth) Joey has shown his ability to survive many trials and tribulations some brought on by himself living life under intense scrutiny. Joey comes across as a good man who has done bad things but they should not define him as many of us have done the same, definitely worth a purchase as long as you “ listen without prejudice”

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  • alan coyle
  • 02-22-18

Still a fascinating character

Good to hear someone narrate their own biography

Interesting career stories, however his section on Rangers is wholly inaccurate

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-18

Enjoyable and deep read,

not all football related, balanced, honest and inspirational. Worth the time of day for sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-18

compelling

A very good insight into joeys life. very well wrote and some very unteresting dressing room srories. thoroughly enjoyed this book .

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  • Gav
  • 02-16-18

Great listen!

Never thought I’d end up admiring Joey. His honestly in the book was refreshing. It was my 3rd audiobook and I couldn’t stop listening!

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  • Mr C J Duffy
  • 02-16-18

Not bad

Not bad, had very good bits and very mundane, a complicated character and sometimes over the top, a very interesting look into a very complex guy

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  • Jon Benn
  • 02-08-18

not what i expected

really good insight to man and the villainous legend really enjoyed listening to everything explained in his own words.

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  • kath
  • 02-06-18

Stunningly realistic

Excellent read/listen enjoyed the full book, quite an eye opener with great honesty, yes really.

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  • Richard
  • 12-15-17

Opinion changer

Certainly change my opinion, positively, to Joey Barton. I’ve already started to think differently about myself and others.