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My Sporting Life

Michael Parkinson

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Autobiography: sport

Michael Parkinson recalls his sporting life in this amusing memoir full of personality, anecdotes and insight.

This exciting new autobiography charts legendary broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson's love of cricket, football and family throughout his life.

Reflecting on his sporting life, he touches on his relationship with the late Shane Warne, who he was the first to interview in long form, and recalls his friendship with the legends of sport. A keen sportsman himself, having played for the Yorkshire seconds and a lifelong Barnsley supporter, this memoir is a love letter to sport, full of heart and humour.

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Praise for My Sporting Life

  • A joyous, breezy read . . . It is also beautifully written - Daily Telegraph on Parky


  • A quietly impressive book, which does something most celebrity autobiographies shy away from: it seeks the truth and, more often than not, finds it - Mail, on Like Father, Like Son

  • Engrossing and entertaining - Irish Time on Parky

  • Funny and self-deprecating and just as laid-back as he is on camera - Independent on Parky

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Michael Parkinson

Born in Yorkshire, Michael Parkinson left school at sixteen with the ambition to play cricket for Yorkshire and England and to write about cricket for the Manchester Guardian. Although, he didn't manage to fulfil the first half of his ambition, he has since become one of the most successful journalists of his generation. He wrote a sports column for The Sunday Times for fifteen years and has also written for the Telegraph. He is also a legendary TV and radio presenter - his long-running chat show Parkinson was hugely popular for many years.

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