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Out his sexuality would lose him everything he loved 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 like an outsider and facing up to who you really ar. 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 a lot 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 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 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

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Proud AUTHOR Gareth Thomas

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 a leader 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 o. This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said of rugby If there is no blood on the line it is not rugby league Gareth Thomas was 6 3 of fiercely competitive muscle and sinew utterly confident in his ability to play the aggressive full contact sport played with little or no padding As a captain he 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 his life and is particularly devastating regarding his love for his wife Jemma their 3 heartbreaking miscarriages and the eventual realization that although he loved her with 99% of his being it was not enough for either of them I listened to the audiobook beautifully and soulfully narrated by the Welsh actor Matthew Gravelle

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F a man with a secret that was slowly killing him Something that might devastate not only his own life but the lives of his wife family friends and teammates The only place where he could find any refuge from the pain and guilt of the lie he was living was on the pitch playing the sport he loved But all his success didn’t make the strain of hiding who he really was go away His fear that telling the truth ab. 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 lot of respect for the man I particularly enjoyed the chapter which shared the stories and letters of people who reached out to him after he came out publicly He speaks a lot of the support and encouragement provided by his teammates in rugby and sections like the letter ones felt like he was imparting that to these people and by extension any 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


10 thoughts on “Proud AUTHOR Gareth Thomas

  1. says:

    This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said of rugby If there is no blood on the line it is not rugby league Gareth Thomas was 6'3 of fiercely competitive muscle and sinew utterly confident in his abilit

  2. says:

    A very personal book highlights the preasure of living in the public eye where every part of your life is judged I think Gareth as become a standard bearer for many people a person to look up and respect A very good book that is int

  3. says:

    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 envi

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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 lock forward spends most of a game with his hands or head between another man’s legs or buried under a pile of muddied man meat while we’re told about a tour ea

  6. says:

    There are many very good sporting biographies and those I have read recently such as Victoria Pendleton's and brian Moore's demonstrate that behind excellence in a world that reuires a commitment beyond the understanding of the reader and often

  7. says:

    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 fran

  8. says:

    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 and league A heartbreaking heartwarming story of family too

  9. says:

    Anybody who knows me will know that I do not often read sports biographies Gareth Thomas's autobiography is movi

  10. says:

    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 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's letter to his adolescent self moved me However I found the book too heavily focussed on the rugby sid