A Life in Football: My Autobiography

A Life in Football: My Autobiography

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'Wrighty's characteristic honesty means his book is far more engrossing than most bland football memoirs' Sunday Times

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 of 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.

Title:A Life in Football: My Autobiography
Edition Language:English
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    A Life in Football: My Autobiography Reviews

  • Gary

    I have always liked Ian Wright, both the footballer and the television personality but unfortunately never played for the club I support. He certainly wears his heart on his sleeve and his passion and...

  • Gary Wing

    I really enjoyed the book. Ian Wright comes across in the book much like he does on TV - funny, knowledgable, totally aware of where he come from and how fortunate he has been in his life.I particular...

  • Simon Adams

    The thing I especially liked about Wrighty’s autobiography is that the first ‘part’ cuts straight to the interesting bits at Palace, Arsenal and then West Ham. I find football autobiographies th...

  • Stephen

    interesting autobiography which is open, frank and honest talking about growing up in south london and getting his big break with crystal palace and the move to arsenal and his latter years after foot...

  • Paul

    Autobiographies can be a strange entity. You buy the book because you're interested in the person it's about and therefor you want to know about their life. However you're also thinking in the back o...

  • John Anthony

    Ian Wright tells it as he sees/saw it and doesn't pull any punches. It's hard not to like the book and harder still for me not to like Ian Wright. This Arsenal legend wears his story like his punditry...

  • Aleks

    Ian Wright is an Arsenal legend; I became aware of him mostly through his recent work with Arsenal as an ambassador. He is a great link between the club and the fans. This book was a decent read. I le...

  • John Frankham

    A really enjoyable, frank, amusing, and enlightening autobiography. What inner strength to get from his beginning to his current status.As a life-long Crystal Palace fan, this was of particular intere...

  • Skye Annabel

    "Its a gift, a total privilege to have earned a living from playing football and now to still be able to enjoy it to that degree"Reading this book was so good! It completely satisfied my love for s...

  • Redfield Reads

    Interesting first half about his career at Arsenal and how he is still involved with some of the old players. Typical Wright with the humour saying what he thinks which is why I like him.2nd half of t...