I'm Not Really Here

I'm Not Really Here

Sports, Football / Soccer
Paperback Published on: 02/08/2012
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I'm Not Really Here
One of the finest football autobiographies of recent years
Paul Lake was on course for an incredibly successful career, with club and international honours looking guaranteed. He was the player all the top English... READ MORE
Matt Gardiner at Waterstones online
I'm Not Really Here
The best football autobiography?
Paul Lake's I'm Not Really Here is not your standard football autobiography, it does not follow the typical 'I Came, I Saw, I Conquered' story of other foo... READ MORE
Daniel Evans at Telford

Synopsis

Paul Lake was on course for an incredibly successful career, with club and international honours looking guaranteed. He was the player all the top English clubs wanted to buy and was touted as a future England captain. Then in late 1990 disaster struck in the form of a serious cruciate ligament injury while playing for Manchester City. Paul came back but was never able to reach the same heights. It is at the point of the injury that this book reaches another level from most other football memoirs. It is hard to imagine a top player being treated in the way City treated Paul Lake back in 1990. The story of his flights to and from the US for treatment is astounding to a contemporary ear. The despair, loneliness and frustration are tangible in the writing and provide the real depth to one of the finest football autobiographies of recent years

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099553250
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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