For any Villans that haven’t read it yet, Paul McGrath’s ‘Back From The Brink’ is the best footballer’s autobiography I have ever read.
Fascinating, brutally honest, no excusing himself.
I was genuinely in tears reading the chapter written by his birth mother about the circumstances in which she gave him up.
Brilliant sections from Graham Taylor (Words to the effect of ‘I’d never have signed him had I known how many demons he had but once I did I had a responsibility to help him’ and McGrath can’t speak highly enough of him) and Alex Ferguson (‘the most natural athlete I ever managed’).
Heartbreaking and brilliant- like the man himself.
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Fiction about the Vietnam War by an officer who served in it.
In my opinion a classic to stand alongside All Quiet on the Western Front, The Willing Flesh and The Naked and the Dead.