by Ronnie O'Sullivan


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World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's frank and honest account of his astonishingly dramatic life.

I used to rely on drugs and alcohol to keep me going, but now I've got the healthiest addiction going - running.

This book explains how running has helped me to fight my demons - my addictive personality, depression, my dad's murder conviction, the painful break-up with the mother of my children - and allowed me to win five World Snooker Championships.

It is also about all of the great things in my life - my kids, snooker, my dad's release from prison, great mates who have helped me, and the psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, who has taught me how not to run away when things get tough.

Finally, it's about what it's like to get the buzz - from running, from snooker, from life. Because when it comes down to it, everyone needs something to drive them on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409147398
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 04/10/2014
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Since turning professional in 1992, O'Sullivan has clocked up an incredible number of awards and trophies, including six World Championships, a record-breaking seven Masters titles, seven UK Championships and 19 Triple Crown tournaments. In 2019 he won the Tour Championship, making him snooker's world number one for the fourth time.

Follow him on Twitter @ronnieo147

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Getting the Buzz 5

2 When Life Kicks You Up the Arse 21

3 I Fought the Law 35

4 The Barry Hearn Revolution 45

5 Comeback Kid 57

6 Me and My Chimp 77

7 Top of the World: Sheffield 2012 89

8 Self-imposed Exile 99

9 We Are Family 115

10 Mum & Dad: Inside Story 131

11 Me & Dad: Outside Story 145

12 Heroes 157

13 Dodgy Dealings 183

14 Back on Track 189

15 Ronnie's Handy Running Hints 205

16 Mad Moments 209

17 My Greatest Wins 235

18 The Whore's Drawers 243

Index 261

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