Having youtube is a big help. I was able to search and play back some of the interesting moments that Waugh recollects. This is a treasure trove for any cricket enthusiast. View 2 comments. Sep 09, Suresh rated it it was ok. I got to page out of before I decided I best leave it there. I started the book to gain an insight into Steve's life, his mental attitude and his exploration of the needy in India. I gained insights into all this and realised I am far less keen on the insights into the cricketing stories.
I admire the diligence and effort to produce a mammoth book like this. A remarkable life, even though I am keenly aware that there was a lot of opportunity and privilege that Steve was born into, that ena I got to page out of before I decided I best leave it there.
A remarkable life, even though I am keenly aware that there was a lot of opportunity and privilege that Steve was born into, that enabled his growth and achievements. I liked getting the insights into how Steve and his wife Lynne communicated during tours, and reading Lynne's reflections.
Jul 15, Kiki rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this immensely and it called for a 5 star for that reason only, I freely admit I'm extremely biased. An amazing book is what this is. Steve Waugh opens up about everything that a cricket lover would look forward to. He talks at length even about the smallest of things like taking guard before batting or what goes on in a fielder's mind just before a catch is taken. The best thing about this book is how it brings forth how Steve is just a human after all.
It talks about his ambitions, expectations from himself and others and his struggle throughout his playing period. It's a wonderful ride to re An amazing book is what this is. It's a wonderful ride to read about the joy on being picked in a team to the frustration of getting out in the 90s to the disappointment of being dropped from a team. He has revealed the discussions in the team meetings, the wild celebrations after wins, the sadness lurking around after losses, how he bent the team rules as a youngster, his tiffs with his teammates and the opposition, the changing dynamics of the Australian team while it underwent changes in terms of coaches and the bickering with the cricket board while the players formed their association.
Even the parts about his life outside cricket, like his association with Udayan, the relationship with his family and his excursions on different countries, are very impressive. As a Mark Waugh fan, I looked forward to what Steve had to say about the apparent lack of conversations between them and I wasn't disappointed. As a writer, Steve is exceptionally good. I especially loved the metaphors sprinkled throughout the text. The book is a must read for anybody who followed cricket in the 90s.
PS: The afterword written by Lynette Steve's wife is not to be missed. It's so nice to see Steve write throughout about her as the main supporting force behind his successes while she talks everything down as being "just an ordinary person who did what had to be done".
Nov 16, Amanda Patterson rated it did not like it. Waugh writes like he batted. He assumes that the writer who accumulates the most pages wins. He is not a skilled author and one doubts whether an editor was allowed anywhere near this tome. This cumbersome book is pages long. It shows a boring, self-obsessed man pouring out his long-winded strangled attempts at description on many many pages.
Its interesting to note Waugh writes like he batted. Waugh glosses over important cricketing events, always managing to reveal how he was the star of the show and always right, to boot - and how everyone else was either unimportant or wrong.
The sad truth is that he gets close to revealing the true sportsman and then cops out — time and time again. For someone who admits to bottling up his emotions he sure managed to bring up a lot of empty ones on this word publication.
Waugh was a great cricketer but this autobiography fails to inspire. Great for a doorstop Nov 30, Amith Guthi rated it really liked it. I'd say - a lot! Steve Waugh to me was the model cricketer. Tough, relentless and committed to the teams objective. He was not as graceful as his brother or Brian Lara, he was not as much fun as Shane Warne was or Kevin Pietersen is, he was far from being as entertaining as Gilchrist is but even after all these 'deficiencies' he to my eyes wa so, what can you learn from Australian Cricket team's most successful captain?
He was not as graceful as his brother or Brian Lara, he was not as much fun as Shane Warne was or Kevin Pietersen is, he was far from being as entertaining as Gilchrist is but even after all these 'deficiencies' he to my eyes was one of the 10 best players to ever play the sport. It is a very honest portrayal of everything Steve would go through from his humble beginnings to the pinnacle of his career, i. Nov 14, Abdullah Farooki rated it really liked it Shelves: cricket.
For a man who remained aloof and emotionally detached, the book does give a lot of insight behind the thinking process that went about playing his game and his captaincy.
It was really hard to put the book down for even a minute! Very entertaining and insightful! Sep 27, Bryn Hammond rated it liked it Shelves: history-elsewhere. I read this. Cover to cover. Possibly the only non-writerly autobiography of a still-alive person I have ever read; but then, Steve Waugh remains, possibly, my strangest-ever crush.
Since him, it's been English cricketers I'm a dual citizen ; but none so dogged and tenacious in his hold on my affections. Full number line. Please refer to accompanying picture s. Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: Photographic endpapers showing the "baggy green" embroidery of Steve Waugh's and on the rear endpaper showing his famous pink hankie. Some rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners.
A small mark to the front text edge. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. Published by Viking Penguin, Camberwell About this Item: Viking Penguin, Camberwell, Condition: Fine.
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Camberwell, Viking Penguin, Quarto; papered boards; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper. About this Item: Condition: Good. Good paperback some creasing of spine comes with bookmark Offered by the UK charity Langdon: supporting young men and women with disabilities.
Published by Michael Joseph Ltd, London Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Signed by author on bookplate pasted to half title page. Dustwrapper, now protected, has one small nick. Signed by Author s. Published by Penguin Books Australia, Australia About this Item: Viking, Some rubbing to edges of dust jacket.
Published by Michael Joseph Penguin Group Hardcover and Dustjacket. First U. Book clean, square. Spine firm, Gilt and white title there-on.
Plain green boards lightly bumped at head of rear panel. Short inscription "To xxxx" signed by Steve Waugh to title page, else leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and indented only. Book weight approx. Document Information click to expand document information Description: A short extract from a chapter in Steve Waugh's autobiography for the purposes of discussion on the topic of cricket.
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Mathew Trivett. Syed Saad Salman. Ilyas Ansari. Sergio Mario Herreros. Ashok Nirman. Abhinav Chaudhary. Vinit Dawane. Corey Mulvihill. Ryan Divish. Anonymous nWvBxt. Description Rarely does a truly great player reveal as much of himself and his sport as does Steve Waugh in his long awaited autobiography. He opens up on his personal life in a way few would expect and reveals the controversies and scandals, the clashes with other players, the media and the cricket administrators.
He also offers honest and perceptive portraits of many of the people who have shared his adventure. Many of the photographs included in the book were taken by Waugh, providing a rare peek behind the dressing room door as well as reflecting his passion for travelling.
About Steve Waugh Steve Waugh captained the Australian cricket team from to and built a reputation as perhaps the most solid batsman in world cricket. He retired from international cricket at the end of the Test series between Australia and India show more.