By Paul McGrath
The autobiography of the best defender of the Eighties and 90s.
"As survivor's stories cross, this is often brutalist epic...McGrath's narrative has a stark honesty." (Sean O'Hagan The Observer activity Monthly)
"Continuing the rage of brutal honesty which used to be popularised via Paul Gascoigne's autobiography, McGrath's ebook is tough to learn for someone with an oz. of human kindness, in particular those that marvelled at his skill from the previous Trafford terraces... superbly written." (Manchester night News)
"Laceratingly honest...remarkably unflinching" (Mail on Sunday)
"A startling, harrowing read... a ways faraway from the churn-em-out footballing autobiographies...This is an uncompromising story, splendidly instructed, approximately one among our such a lot proficient and disturbed wearing heroes." (Hugh Farrelly Irish Independent)
"Heartbreaking...poingnant" (Robert Philip day-by-day Telegraph)
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Back from the Brink: The Autobiography by Paul McGrath