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Running The Autobiography by Ronnie O'Sullivan
  

Running The Autobiography

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An intimate portrait of a life turned round – addictions to drugs and alcohol replaced with an addiction to the Running of the title. With the help of psychiatrist, Steve Peters, Ronnie O’Sullivan has got his life back on track – his eye back on the ball.

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Running The Autobiography by Ronnie O'Sullivan

This book explains how running has helped me to fight my demons - my addictive personality, depression, my dad's murder conviction, the painful break-up with the mother of my children - and allowed me to win five World Snooker Championships. It is also about all of 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 when things get tough. Finally, it's about what it's like to get the buzz - from running, from snooker, from life. Because when it comes down to it, everyone needs something to drive them on.

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Like a lot of shy people, he can look arrogant and aloof when he is performing, while underneath there's turmoil. * DAILY MAIL * At snooker, O'Sullivan is easily the best in the world. At running, he is club class...His frank memoir, which reads like a transcript from the psychiatrist's coach, explains that running - and the running community - gave him a sense of acceptance and achievement. * THE SUNDAY TIMES * When he starts talking about snooker and his rivals, he is fascinating. Yet it wasn't snooker that ended up saving from the booze and drugs - it was distance running. * THE DAILY TELEGRAPH * Running is a chaotic race through O'Sullivan's life, but this does little to dethrone him as the people's champion - it simply adds further to his legend. * PRESS ASSOCIATION * The running is literal as well as metaphorical...it's a heartbreaking story * THE METRO *


About the Author

Ronnie O'Sullivan is widely regarded as the most gifted snooker player ever. In May 2012 he won the World Championship and announced his retirement. He then returned in May 2013, having not played for a year, to win the World Championship for a fifth time.

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Publication date

1st April 2014

Author

Ronnie O'Sullivan

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www.ronnieosullivan.tv/

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: sport
Snooker, billiards, pool

ISBN

9781409147398

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