Big Fry: Barry Fry: The Autobiography (Text Only)

Author: Barry Fry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007483295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6503

This edition does not include images. Barry Fry was one of the most colourful characters in English football. His journeyman career took him to Old Trafford, where as a player he was one of the original Busby Babes, through to football management at Barnet, Southend, Birmingham and Peterborough, among other clubs.

Big Fry

The Autobiography of Barry Fry

Author: Barry Fry

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002189491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 6111

Barry Fry is one of the most colourful characters in English football. His journeyman career has taken him to Old Trafford, where as a player he was one of the original Busby Babes, through to football management at Barnet, Southend and Birmingham, among other clubs. Wherever he goes, "Bazza" has a knack of making the headlines. Whether it's tax evasion, fraud, transfer bribes or chicanery in the dressing room, Barry Fry has experienced it all as a player, manager and now club owner. He is ready to tell everything in his autobiography.

Venom Doc

The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever

Author: Bryan Grieg Fry

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628727063

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 7439

Steve Irwin meets David Attenborough in this jaw-dropping account of studying the world’s most venomous creatures. Venomologist Bryan Grieg Fry has one of the most dangerous jobs on Earth: he works with its deadliest creatures. He’s been bitten by twenty-six venomous snakes, been stung by three stingrays, and survived a near-fatal scorpion sting while deep in the Amazon jungle. He’s received more than four hundred stitches and broken twenty-three bones, including breaking his back in three places, and had to learn how to walk again. But when you research only the venom you yourself have collected, the adventures—and danger—never stop. Bryan’s discoveries have radically reshaped views on venom evolution and contributed to the creation of venom-based life-saving medications. In pursuit of venom, he has traveled the world collecting samples from Indonesia to Mexico, Germany, and Brazil. He’s encountered venomous creatures of all kinds, including the Malaysian king cobra, the Komodo dragon, and the brush-footed trapdoor spider. Bryan recounts his lifelong passion for studying the world’s most venomous creatures in this outlandish, captivating memoir, where he and danger are never far apart.

Don't Flinch

Barry Alvarez, the Autobiography : the Story of Wisconsin's All-time Winningest Coach

Author: Barry Alvarez,Mike Lucas,Lou Holtz,James Patterson

Publisher: Kci Sports

ISBN: 9780975876978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Despite inheriting a moribund college football program, and half-empty stadium, Barry Alvarez never compromised his values, never flinched ? even after a 1-10 first season ? and never stopped believing in his blue print for success at the University of Wisconsin. By establishing a solid foundation, adhering to fundamentals and demanding an uncommon toughness from his players, Alvarez became the architect of three Rose Bowl triumphs in the ?90s and became the school's all-time winningest football coach. While changing the culture of the sport on the Madison campus, raising expectations to heretofore unthinkable levels, Alvarez left an indelible mark on the Badgers during his 16 seasons on the sidelines. Not only did Alvarez take over a Big Ten footwipe and build the program into national prominence, but he sustained the success by sticking to a plan rooted to his upbringing in Western Pennyslvania and his exposure to three legendary coaches, Nebraska's Bob Devaney, Iowa's Hayden Fry and Notre Dame's Lou Holtz. In his autobiography ? Don't Flinch ? Alvarez talks about the lessons that he learned from his mentors, the hurdles that he had to overcome as a young assistant and high school coach, and the challenge of taking over his own college program while living in a fishbowl, especially from his family's perspective. Alvarez maps out a strategy and game plan for young coaches who are seeking to achieve similar goals, and he also talks about his future as Wisconsin athletics director, and the future of college football. Alvarez's story, told in Alvarez's candid, pull-no-punches style, is written by Madison Capital Times columnist Mike Lucas, who also doubles as the color analyst for Badgerfootball and basketball on the UW radio network. Lucas, a Beloit native, enrolled at Wisconsin in 1968, and wrote for the Badger Herald and Daily Cardinal before joining the Capital Times as a full-time writer in 1971. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has twice been named Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. Lucas is entering his 12th season on the radio network. In addition, he hosts a weekly radio talk show on WIBA and a weekly television show on UPN-14 and WISC-3 which is also seen in other markets around the state.

More Fool Me: A Memoir

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468312286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7278

Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me By his early thirties, Stephen Fry—writer, comedian, star of stage and screen—had, as they say, “made it.” Much loved on British television, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him. As the ’80s drew to a close, he began to burn the candle at both ends. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a neverending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, he was a high functioning addict. He was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . . Filled with raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain—revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden.

The Special One: The Dark Side of Jose Mourinho

Author: Diego Torres

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007553048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7528

An explosive and shocking biography of Jose Mourinho - revealing the dark side of 'the special one'.

Bend It Like Bullard

Author: Jimmy Bullard

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755365518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1364

Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn't have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from football's old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world - including as a painter and decorator - before turning pro. Maybe that's why he played football with a smile on his face, always says what's on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief. Having played under the likes of Barry Fry, Harry Redknapp and Phil Brown, appeared alongside names as diverse as Neil Ruddock and Paolo di Canio, and as long as Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Jimmy has racked up an amazing collection of tales and pranks both on and off the football front-line. Told with candour, Bend It Like Bullard is the extraordinary story of his journey from cable TV fitter to cult hero. It will make you smile, chuckle and, occasionally, ROFL.


The Autobiography of Ian Holloway

Author: Ian Holloway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908461230

Category: Soccer managers

Page: N.A

View: 4402

Ollie - The Autobiography of Ian Holloway, the critically acclaimed best-selling account of one of football's best-loved managers.

Small Fry

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 738

A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice.

How Not to Be a Professional Footballer

Author: Paul Merson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007424957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1987

An anecdote-driven narrative of the classic footballer's ‘DOs and DO NOTs’ from the ever-popular Arsenal legend and football pundit Paul Merson, aka ‘The Merse’.

Garry Monk - Loud Proud and Positive - My Autobiography

Author: Garry Monk

Publisher: Lolfa

ISBN: 9781847714237

Category: Soccer players

Page: 160

View: 3938

The autobiography of Swansea City Football Club captain Garry Monk. During his seven years at Swansea he has been instrumental in leading them to promotion on three occasions. He is a player who has battled against the odds and instilled that attitiude into the players around him.

The Fry Chronicles

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141039809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 7150

Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chronicles charts Stephen's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. 'Stretching from Fry's success at Cambridge, where he met the comic love of his life, Hugh Laurie, to his first forays into television, this is one of the funniest, most generous, most daring pieces of confessional writing published in years. Most readers will want to close the book and give it a hug.' Daily Telegraph 'Extremely enjoyable.' Sunday Times 'Fascinating. Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect showbiz anecdotes, and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. A painfully honest attempt to tear the mask aside . . . we are splendidly better for it.' Observer 'Deliciously gossipy and very funny.' The Times 'Extraordinary, affectionate, engaging, cunningly planned and so crammed with incidental delights. A joyus allegro vivace of infectious comic bravura . . . gives nothing but pleasure. A delicious novel of rise and rise of a brilliant young man, which is filled with such vivid background, such unerring social observation, so many wonderful characters and such beguiling incident.' Guardian

The Cave

The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue

Author: Liam Cochrane

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460711440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9726

Twelve lost boys, their coach, and the heroes who rescued them. When the 12 young members of the Wild Boars soccer club walked into a Thai cave with their coach, they expected to be out by nightfall. A birthday cake waited in the fridge for one boy, another boy had a tutoring class. They had rope and torches but no food. Then a sudden monsoonal downpour flooded their route out. They were trapped - imprisoned in a cave said to be haunted by a mythical broken-hearted princess. So began the greatest search-and-rescue mission in living memory. People from across Thailand, and soon from across the world, joined hands to find the boys and get them out. ABC foreign correspondent Liam Cochrane was on the ground as the dramatic events unfolded. Using his local knowledge, and working with a team of Thai researchers, he puts us at the centre of the story, witnessing the boys' agonising wait, the divers' battle against muddy torrents, the race to pump out flooded caves, the secret drilling plans. He reveals fresh details about the boys' time inside the cave, the role of a revered mystic monk, and sets the story in this kingdom under military rule. Amidst the hope, there are tensions, tragedy and powerful players guiding the rescue. But most of all, this is the inspirational story of an amazing group of boys and what can be achieved when the world unites.

Barack Obama

The Story

Author: David Maraniss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439167532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 7109

From one of our preeminent journalists and modern historians comes the epic story of Barack Obama and the world that created him. In Barack Obama: The Story, David Maraniss has written a deeply reported generational biography teeming with fresh insights and revealing information, a masterly narrative drawn from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama in the Oval Office, and a trove of letters, journals, diaries, and other documents. The book unfolds in the small towns of Kansas and the remote villages of western Kenya, following the personal struggles of Obama’s white and black ancestors through the swirl of the twentieth century. It is a roots story on a global scale, a saga of constant movement, frustration and accomplishment, strong women and weak men, hopes lost and deferred, people leaving and being left. Disparate family threads converge in the climactic chapters as Obama reaches adulthood and travels from Honolulu to Los Angeles to New York to Chicago, trying to make sense of his past, establish his own identity, and prepare for his political future. Barack Obama: The Story chronicles as never before the forces that shaped the first black president of the United States and explains why he thinks and acts as he does. Much like the author’s classic study of Bill Clinton, First in His Class, this promises to become a seminal book that will redefine a president.

We Are the Damned United

The Real Story of Brian Clough at Leeds United

Author: Phil Rostron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3521

Brian Clough's forty-four-day tenure as manager of Leeds United in 1974 is one of the most infamous episodes in British football history. While the bestselling The Damned United was a fictional account of Clough's short-lived but controversial reign at the club, We Are the Damned United reveals the true story, as told by the players he managed at the time. It includes candid contributions from legendary names such as Peter Lorimer, Eddie Gray and Terry Yorath, who reveal what it was like to make the transition from the relatively smooth management style of Don Revie to a constant crossing of swords with the outspoken Clough, who left the club flailing at the foot of the league upon his premature departure. We Are the Damned United tells it how it really was rather than how it might have been.

Jim Smith

The Autobiography : It's Only a Game

Author: Jim Smith,Bob Cass

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 9780233050553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 8941

As a player, Jim Smith was a journeyman of the lower divisions. As a manager, he achieved success doing it the hard way, starting at non-league Boston United before eventually getting his first League management break. Full of gritty determination and controversy, this autobiography is studded with stories about the great, good, and the villains. Jim Smith: It's Only a Game resonates with the unique sense of humour which characterises the man himself.

Where’s Your Caravan?: My Life on Football’s B-Roads

Author: Chris Hargreaves

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000737125X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6606

Forget Torres, Rooney, Beckham and the like. This is what football is really about. One man’s story of a career in the lower leagues.

Mad for it: From Blackpool to Barcelona: Football’s Greatest Rivalries

Author: Andy Mitten

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007360975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 9619

A celebration of the classic football derby matches. From the Celtic–Rangers rivalry and Tyneside derby to the biggest global clashes from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, journalist Andy Mitten uses the fans' own words and stories to illuminate the conflicts, tensions, histories and culture behind these fascinating games.