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  1. says:

    This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said of rugby If there is no blood on the line it is not rugby league Gareth Thomas was 6'3 of fiercely competitive muscle and sinew utterly confident in his ability to play the

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    A very personal book highlights the preasure of living in the public eye where every part of your life is judged I think Gareth as become a standard bearer for many people a person to look up and respect A very good book that is interesting to read a very detail and personal account of his life to date a very good rugby player who is becoming famous for other reason An excellent book to read well written no edi

  3. says:

    A truly superb book incredibly well written and truly inspiringI was always a fan of Gareth Thomas even though he played f

  4. says:

    This is probably one of the most honest autobiographies I've read He seems to give so much of himself in the telling of it and I find myself coming away with a lot of respect for the man I particularly enjoyed the chapter which shared the stories and letters of people who reached out to him after he came out publicly He speaks a lot of the

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    There’s an easy joke to be made here that it’s surprising that every professional rugby player hasn’t come out than that one has Your average lock forward spends most of a game with his hands or head between another man’s legs or buried under a pile of muddied man meat while we’re told about a tour early in Gareth Thomas’s club career on which players rubbed hot sauce into each other’s genitals and arse cracks as some kind

  6. says:

    There are many very good sporting biographies and those I have read recently such as Victoria Pendleton's and brian Moore's demonstrate that behind excellence in a world that reuires a commitment beyond the understanding of the reader and of

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    This is one of the best autobiographies I have read It is beautifully written by Thomas and Michael Calvin in an easy to read straightforward no nonsense manner but is also often poetic The book is brutally honest and frank about his strengths and weaknesses is emotive but is not mawkish or sentimental There is a lot of raw emotion here which moved me to tears on than one occasion but there is humour too It is not a poor me tale

  8. says:

    A brilliant book for all older boys young men to read and reread to gain confidence in being who they want to be Also a f

  9. says:

    Anybody who knows me will know that I do not often read sports biographies Gareth Thomas's autobiography is moving and heartfelt well written and appealing both to rugby fans and those interested in coming out stories that have affected the

  10. says:

    I had his expectations for this book as I have always felt so proud of Gareth Thomas when he made the decision to

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Proud By Gareth Thomas

Out his sexuality would lose him everything he loved almost sent him over the edgeThe 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 ar. A brilliant book for all older boys young men to read and reread to gain confidence in being who they want to be Also a fascinating insight into the worlds of rugby union and league A heartbreaking heartwarming story of family too

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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 himselfThis is the story o. This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said of rugby If there is no blood on the line it is not rugby league Gareth Thomas was 6 3 of fiercely competitive muscle and sinew utterly confident in his ability to play the aggressive full contact sport played with little or no padding As a captain he led by example and backbreaking hard work He was a national hero becoming the first Welshman to win 100 caps in rugby union play On the rugby pitch he was the master of his destiny But off the field Gareth Thomas was almost brought to suicide by trying to keep his sexuality a secret He feared rejection from everything he had known but knew that unless he came out he would eventually die His autobiography is honest and raw in all aspects of his life and is particularly devastating regarding his love for his wife Jemma their 3 heartbreaking miscarriages and the eventual realization that although he loved her with 99% of his being it was not enough for either of them I listened to the audiobook beautifully and soulfully narrated by the Welsh actor Matthew Gravelle

REVIEW Proud By Gareth Thomas

F 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 ab. There s an easy joke to be made here that it s surprising that every professional rugby player hasn t come out than that one has Your average lock forward spends most of a game with his hands or head between another man s legs or buried under a pile of muddied man meat while we re told about a tour early in Gareth Thomas s club career on which players rubbed hot sauce into each other s genitals and arse cracks as some kind of initiation Meanwhile Lawrence Dallaglio is banging on the Wales dressing room door after England had beaten them in the Six Nations screaming that they d been dicked And so on and so forthBut this is of course far too serious and personal a story for a joke like that It would also be unfair on the rugby community which has been near universally and generously supportive of Thomas since he came out with the single exception of the crowd at one early game at Castleford This is also a significant story At the time of coming out Thomas was the only openly gay professional athlete in a team sport anywhere in the world He didn t come out in order to become a role model he was at such a desperately low ebb that he came out in order to save his own life but there s no doubt that his actions have changed the lives of others One of the chapters in the book is devoted to a selection of the stories that hundreds of people of all ages from all around the world have written to share with him But this also strikes me as the contradiction this is both the most incredible story and the most ordinary Heartbreakingly Thomas s wife had three miscarriages and inevitably he convinced himself that that was some kind of divine punishment for his double life He tells us that he s convinced that if he had had children that he would never have come out But just like being gay is only one of the things that defines who you are so is being a parent so I m not so sure And presumably this isn t the first time in history that mismatched sexuality has interrupted a marriage His status and profile as an athlete obviously made this all visible but this is just what happens in livesThis is a brilliant sports biography brilliantly ghost written It clearly has that redemptive narrative arc that s so compelling and like all the best sport books it uses sport to say something much important about life and society It s also got plenty to interest the keen rugby fan on leadership in the dressing room for example and Woodward s disastrous Lion s tour It s just a shame that we re not yet at that point where man comes out is no story at all