Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9781399711562 Category:

My Sporting Life

Michael Parkinson

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 28/09/2023 ISBN: 9781399711562 Category:
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‘Like my father before me, I believe that both the playing and watching of sport can teach us important lessons about ourselves by providing practical instruction in co-operation, tests of resolve and temper’

Michael Parkinson was destined to spend his life in sport. Introduced at a young age to cricket and football by his father, he rose through the ranks of Barnsley cricket alongside Dickie Bird and Geoffrey Boycott. But while they went on to find fame on the field, he found a career watching, writing and talking about sport.

My Sporting Life is Sir Michael’s love letter to sport, to the heroes and legends of his Yorkshire youth, to the characters of the international games he watched and wrote about, and to the very idea of sport itself. With warm, humorous anecdotes about many icons of sport, from Shane Warne to George Best and Muhammad Ali to Fred Trueman, Sir Michael Parkinson reflects on his life writing about his one great passion.

Publisher Review

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL PARKISON: A lovely kind of nostalgia, which colourises the black and white of yesteryear * The Oldie Review * He writes about them all with wonderful precision and a powerful evocation * Radio Times * A quietly impressive book, which does something most celebrity autobiographies shy away from: it seeks the truth and, more often than not, finds it * Mail, on Like Father, Like Son * A joyous, breezy read . . . It is also beautifully written * Daily Telegraph on Parky * Funny and self-deprecating and just as laid-back as he is on camera * Independent on Parky * Engrossing and entertaining * Irish Time on Parky *

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