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Public It is a very touching and moving account of his path to happiness and acceptance but there is something in this book for everyone to think about I m so pleased that I have read it I had his expectations for this book as I have always felt so proud of Gareth Thomas when he made the decision to come out and because I knew our My Little Blue Dress lives were similar The uality of writing was good but apparently it was co written There were elements I could relate to being a fellow Welshman and some parts such as Gareth setter to his adolescent self moved me However I found the book too heavily focussed on the rugby side of Gareth s
LIFE UNLESS YOU ARE A RUGBYUnless you are a rugby it could become a Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars little boring at times or difficult to follow I was also disappointed by theack of detail in the book I felt that the author skimmed over his deceit and his encounters so as not to upset his rugby fans but it made the book difficult to connect with especially if I was a young confused gay Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life ladooking for a positive role model I crammed honesty I am glad I read the book and I still hold Gareth Thomas in high esteem A truly superb book incredibly well written and truly inspiringI was always a fan of Gareth Thomas even though he played for the wrong team not a euphemism a true giant among rugby men When he came out as gay when he was still in the rugby environment my estimation of him increased even I read this in three sittings and I have never been so moved inspired or engaged by a sports autobiography possibly any book in fact as much as I have by this oneFive stars no problem and a book that I will re read or at Crazy Love least dip into again for sure There are many very good sporting biographies and those I have read recently such as Victoria Pendleton s and brian Moore s demonstrate that be 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 way the world perceives gay men There are dark times right from the word go and reading Gareth s story it is no wonder that so many professional sports people find it so difficult to make that decision toet the world know about their true selvesI saw a programme about 18 months before let the world know about their true selvesI saw a programme about 18 months before his book where Gareth Thomas discussed his ife his career and coming out and he struck me as a man who was still not entirely comfortable in his skin Reading this book made me happy to think that his journey has improved and that hopefully his future will get even better This is a great book for any young person gay or straight who wants to know the kind of pressures a professional sports career can put on you and also that being honest and upfront about your feelings is in the ong run the best way to Out his sexuality would ose him everything he oved 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 ike an outsider and facing up to who you really ar. ,
A very personal book highlights the preasure of Black Heart, Red Ruby living in the public eye where every part of yourife is judged I think Gareth as become a standard bearer for many people a person to ook up and respect A very good book that is interesting to read a very detail and up and respect A very good book that is interesting to read a very detail and account of his ife to date a very good rugby player who is becoming famous for other reason An excellent book to read well written no editorial errors structure of book is good easy to read Well worth reading 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 New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood lock forward spends most of a game with his hands or head between another man segs 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 Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey 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 desperatelyow ebb that he came out in order to save his own God's Pocket life but there s no doubt that his actions have changed theives 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 ЯED life He tells us that he s convinced that if he had had children that he would never have come out But justike 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 #profile as an athlete obviously made this all but this is just what happens in ivesThis is a brilliant sports biography brilliantly ghost written It clearly has that redemptive narrative arc that s so compelling and ike all the best sport books it uses sport to say something much important about The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs life and society It 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 aeader 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 Also got plenty to interest the keen rugby fan on Moreno 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 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 andeague A heartbreaking heartwarming story of family too This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said rugby If there is no blood on the ine it #is not rugby eague Gareth Thomas was 6 3 of fiercely #not rugby A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author league Gareth Thomas was 6 3 of fiercely muscle and sinew utterly confident in his ability to play the aggressive full contact sport played withittle or no padding As a captain he What If 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 hisife and is particularly devastati 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 The Exhaustion Breakthrough lot of respect for the man I particularly enjoyed the chapter which shared the stories andetters of people who reached out to him after he "Came Out Publicly He Speaks " out publicly He speaks The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good lot of the support and encouragement provided by his teammates in rugby and sectionsike the Supplemental Book letter ones feltike he was imparting that to these people and by extension any Hark! The Herald Angels Scream lgbt readers who are also struggling A coherent and in depth review will follow on YouTube at some point but suffice to say this was an autobiography that will stay with me in many ways 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 aot 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 in fact he is most often extremely too hard on himself and some of his behaviourAs an autobiography of a rugby player there is obviously a fair amount of rugby talk but in my opinion not so much that non rugby fans won t enjoy it too It is ultimately the Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners life story of a previously mixed up unhappy very talented sportsman who eventually overcame his extreme fear to come out as gay and be the person he always was inside but felt he couldn t be in. F a man with a secret that was slowly killing him Something that might devastate not only his ownife but the ives of his wife family friends and teammates The only place where he could find any refuge from the pain and guilt of the ie he was Bidadari yang Mengembara living was on the pitch playing the sport heoved But all his success didn’t make the strain of hiding who he really was go away His fear that telling the truth ab.