Keeping Your Head in the Game: Untold Stories of the Highs and Lows of a Life in Sport

ISBN 978-0-241-45131-1, £14.99, Gary Bloom

‘Shame is the withering of our…sense of who we are, our worth in the world, our validity,’ Bloom writes on page 11 of this insightful guide into the psychological state of many athletes – current, former and those close to retirement. It is one of the better lines in the book and sadly relates to his grandfather who took his own life aged 45.
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