Running: The Autobiography
2 journalers for this copy...
Running is what has helped me fight my demons, win five world snooker championships, and cope with all the crap life's thrown at me. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and in this book I look at everything that hasn't killed me, but has had a good go - my addictive personality, depression, my dad's murder conviction, the painful break-up with the mother of my children, the difficulty of balancing family life with that of a sportsman. Those are the downers.
But it's also about the great things in my life - my kids, snooker, my dad's release from prison, great mates who have helped me, and the psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters who has taught me how not to run away from life when it gets tricky.
For the first time, I explain some of my madder moments - why I walked out in the middle of a match against Stephen Hendry, why I sat with a wet cloth over my face in a match against Mark King.
This is a book about what it takes to be a champion - the sacrifices you have to make, the obsessive practice, the selfishness. Finally, it's a book about what it's like to get the buzz. and I hope anybody who's ever got the running buzz will relate to this.
It is mainly about the years 2008-2013 and there more about the last two years.
Already in the first book Ronnie admitted that he is sometimes a fickle character. This book reinfores this straight away.
His year away snooker caused many speculations in the media, even more his comeback to the World Championship 2013. Even if he looked concentrated and easy at the table in April / May 2013 his inside was different. He speaks about all the problems, the separation from the mother of his beloved children, the problems with laywers, the release of his father and his struggles with depressions.
The whole story is a bit messy and someteimes not that easy to follow, but most disturbing are the obvious mistakes, such as of player names. People more involved in snooker say there are also mistakes in resultes and dates.
A good review can you find here:
BOOK REVIEW: RUNNING BY RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
By the way this is my 2550th book.
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