How Not to Be a Professional Footballer by Paul Merson with Matt Allen lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
HarperSport, 2011, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: When it comes to advice on the pitfalls of life as a professional footballer, Paul Merson can pretty much write the manual.
In fact, thats exactly what hes done in this hilarious new book which combines moments of glorious comedy with poignant soul-searching but mainly glorious comedy.
Merson was a prodigiously talented footballer in the 80s and 90s, gracing the upper echelons of the game and the tabloid front pages with his breathtaking skills and larger-than-life off-field persona.
His much-publicised battles with gambling, drug and alcohol addiction are behind him now, and football fans continue to be drawn to his sharp footballing brain and playful antics on SkySports cult results show Soccer Saturday.
The story delights and entertains with a treasure chest of terrific anecdotes from a man who has never lost his love of football and his inimitable joie de vivre through a 25-year association with The Beautiful Game.
How Not to be a Professional Footballer is moving, hugely entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine.
304 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Sport Football category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…