By Graeme Fowler
With riotous tales of existence on England excursions, partying with Ian Botham and Elton John, mixed with a relocating account of his conflict with mental-health matters, Graeme Fowler's Absolutely Foxed is a cricket memoir not like the other. obvious by way of many as a maverick, happy-go-lucky determine, Fowler turned a highly influential trainer, and is without doubt one of the most unique thinkers in regards to the online game. He's battled and received opposed to the easiest spinners in India, and the quickest bowlers from the West Indies - he's even came upon himself on the centre of a tabloid storm.
In this e-book, he appears to be like again over his forty years within the expert video game, spending sixteen years at the county circuit with Lancashire and Durham, and 3 years as an England overseas - a interval that used to be lower brief by means of a life-threatening damage. He that with a spell operating on Test fit Special, prior to working the Durham Centre of Excellence for 18 years. Alastair Campbell offers an Afterword during which he commends Fowler's help for others being affected by mental-health difficulties; Fowler's personal stories may still supply support and notion for these facing related problems.
In his Foreword, lifelong buddy Sir Ian Botham describes Fowler as 'one of the gutsiest I ever encountered', but in addition issues out how he 'made a dressing room tick'. these parts of braveness, wisdom and humour are all current in Absolutely Foxed - a really unmissable read.
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Absolutely Foxed by Graeme Fowler