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Bounce summary

Bounce looks at what it takes to become successful and whether it all comes down to hard work or talent. The author, Matthew Syed, is a former professional table tennis player and he uses the world of sport as an example of what drives success. I’m sure all of us believed we could do what […]

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Tiger Woods Book Summary

Tiger Woods is one of the most famous sportsmen to ever live and arguably the greatest golfer ever. His achievements speak for themselves. 15 major championships, 82 PGA Tour wins and hundreds of millions in prize money. He almost single-handily turned the game of golf from a sport that was viewed as stuffy and old-fashioned […]

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Open Andre Agassi Summary

Andre Agassi was one of the most popular and successful tennis players of recent times. He won 8 grand slam titles becoming one of a select few players to win at least one of each. He was an interesting figure on and off the court and his autobiography is a reflection of this. Open is […]

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What Sport Tells Us About Life Summary

I’m a huge sports fan. Whether it’s football, golf or rugby, if ti’s on I will watch it. There’s something compelling about watching sport live that I can’t quite put into words. Growing up, I wanted to be a professional football player. The dream was to play for my team, Liverpool FC. Unfortunately, I didn’t […]

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A Life Too Short summary

A Life Too Short takes a look at the life of German goalkeeper Robert Enke who tragically took his own life in 2009. It’s hard to imagine why someone like Enke would commit suicide. From the outside, it appeared like had an idyllic life. He was a professional footballer and the number one goalkeeper for […]

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Seven Deadly Sins Summary

Seven Deadly Sins is a book by the Irish sportswriter, David Walsh, regarding his campaign to out Lance Armstrong as a doper. It’s a fascinating account of his decade long pursuit of Armstrong, who at the height of his power, was virtually untouchable. It’s amazing to think that when Armstrong was ‘winning’ multiple Tour de […]

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Moneyball summary

Moneyball takes a look at the world of baseball and how the underdog team the Oakland Athletics, who operated on one of the lowest budgets in the league took on the powerhouses of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. I don’t follow baseball and I’m not much of a fan of the sport. […]

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An Epic Swindle Summary

An Epic Swindle details the takeover of Liverpool Football Club by Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett and the fall out from their reign as things turn sour. Hicks and Gillett took over the club with grand designs to propel Liverpool back to the top and build a brand new stadium. Three years after taking […]

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The Secret Race summary

The Secret Race is the autobiography of American cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who was a teammate of Lance Armstrong during his time at the US Postal team. It’s an eye-opening account into the workings of the team from the incident. If you’ve read Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh, this is a good compliment as you’re […]

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The Sports Gene Summary

The Sports Gene is a fascinating look at how our genetics and environment impact our sporting ability or lack of it. Even if you’re not a sports fan it’s worth reading. You will learn a lot about our genetic code influences our lives, but also how your environment is a factor too. The author, David […]