Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography
The definitive autobiography of by far and away English cricket's greatest living legend
Voted the greatest English cricketer of the 20th century by the fans, Sir Ian Botham is the English game's one true living legend and his story both on and off the pitch reads like a Boy's Own rollercoaster ride.
Born with a natural genius for cricket, Botham began breaking records with bat and ball from a young age and soon became the man English cricket expected most from. After a troubled period as England's captain, Botham rose once again to become a national hero with his display in the Miracle Ashes of 1981. But, with his confrontational nature and wild streak, he began regularly making the wrong kind of headlines. With accusations of drink and drugs, affairs and ball-tampering, he became hounded by the tabloid pack, never sure whether they wanted him to triumph or implode. Now a Knight and just as famous for his tireless charity work, Beefy gives us the definitive story of his never-dull life and times in his own no-nonsense words.
Praise for Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography
In an age of empty memoirs, Ian Botham reminds us how big an inspiration a sporting hero can beObserver
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He was, and remains, a working-class hero ... the game's nearest answer to George BestThe Times