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Jonny: My Autobiography

Jonny: My Autobiography (Paperback)

By Wilkinson, Jonny

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Jonny Wilkinson's career has crossed three decades and four World Cups. He has accumulated phenomenal achievements, world points records, an impressive list of broken body parts, and a drop goal that will be remembered for ever. But the peculair calmness with which he played the ...game masked a very different reality. In JONNY, he reveals the extraordinary psychology that he had to tame in order to be able to dominate his sport. For most of his life, he was driven by a quest for perfection and an obsession to be the best player in the world; here he shows how these two facets of his competitive mind took such a hold of him that they sent him to the top of the world, then swept him up and dragged him down into a spiral of despair. Jonny's career has spanned the far reaches: amazing highs and iconic moments, then a fight against injury that culminated in a battle with depression. Here he tells of the physical toll he knew his body was taking from rugby, even from his youth; he tells of how he never wanted to be a kicking fly-half but learned to adapt his natural game to play the style that Clive Woodward believed necessary to win a World Cup, and how he nearly walked out on Martin Johnson's England team 13 years later.
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ISBN 9780755313402
Released AU 10 Jul 2012
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780755313402
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Book Publishing
Released 10 Jul 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilkinson, Jonny
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Rugby Union
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 796.333092
Weight 286g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade