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Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O'Sullivan - Ronnie O'Sullivan with Simon Hattenstone

Orion, 2003, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Ronnie O’ Sullivan is snooker’s most written and talked about player and its greatest showman. His supreme talent, breathtaking flair and style have made him the people’s champion and left commentators struggling for superlatives to describe his genius. In Ronnie, he tells for the first time the candid story of his extraordinary life.

A snooker prodigy at ten, when he made his first century break, Ronnie has gone on to smash record after record. At fifteen he was the youngest player to compile a recognised 147; at seventeen he was the youngest winner of a world-ranking tournament; and in his first season he won an astonishing thirty-eight matches in a row. Three times he has broken his own record for the fastest maximum. In 2001 he confirmed his legendary status by winning the Embassy World Title.

But there’s more to Ronnie than snooker. As a teenager, his world was shattered when his father and mentor was sent to prison for life. Ronnie’s ability to cope gradually vanished. Incredible sporting highs were matched only by the lows of a life blighted by self-loathing, booze, binges, and bust-ups. Eventually, Ronnie recognised and courageously confronted the biggest problem of all: his crippling battle with depression.

Moving and inspiring, loving, brutally honest and incisive about what it takes to make — and sometimes destroy — genius, this is Ronnie O’sullivan’s story. It is a journey from the highest of highs to hell and back. The child who needed moonboots to reach over the snooker table grew into the champion who won everything, then almost lost it all. That champion is getting his life back to become the person he always wanted to be: Ronnie.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.