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**WINNER British Sports Book Awards SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR**

**Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award**

Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon. He was a leader of men, captain of Wales and the British Lions. To him, rugby was an expression of cultural identity, a sacred code. It was no mere ball game. It gave him everything, except the freedom to be himself.

This is the story of a man with a secret that was slowly killing him. Something that might devastate not only his own life but the lives of his wife, family, friends and teammates. The only place where he could find any refuge from the pain and guilt of the lie he was living was on the pitch, playing the sport he loved. But all his success didn’t make the strain of hiding who he really was go away. His fear that telling the truth about his sexuality would lose him everything he loved almost sent him over the edge.

The deceit ended when Gareth became the world’s most prominent athlete to come out as a gay man. His gesture has strengthened strangers, and given him a fresh perspective. Gareth’s inspiring and moving story transcends the world of sport to tell a universal truth about feeling like an outsider, and facing up to who you really are.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15388 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (11 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091958334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091958336
  • ASIN: B00KCRP8YY
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Wow. What a man

One person found this helpful.
 on 7 August 2017
By Kevin
This is an amazing insight into Gareth`s life. The book is a compelling read and I could not put it down. It is well written and not the ramble that some of the sport autobiographies can be. He is very honest. It has been a privilege to read this book and I wish him well in his future life.

A good example of a man, as well as a gay man

 on 12 October 2017
By PaintedDog
The book does as much for straight men by showing what deep hinesty and vunerability can look like as it does for any gay man in the closet or not. The best book I’ve ever read on the reality of being in the closet and the pain of coming out.

Excellent read

 on 2 August 2017
By Peter Donaldson
Excellent – heart felt, open and emotional, seeing him grow into the person he deserves to be. Hero rugby player and you can tell his passion for the sport with wonderful stories of amazing games and teams. Worthwhile read for all.

Great read

 on 1 November 2015
By PrincessCakes
Good holiday reading, enjoyable book

Superb book! A must for anyone that thinks that …

 on 2 November 2017
By Jake Clay
Superb book! A must for anyone that thinks that most team spirts is just a group of guys chasing a ball round.

Four Stars

 on 26 May 2015
By Adrian Thomas
Great book.

Five Stars

 on 30 August 2017
By Amazon Customer
Excellent book
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