Manchester United Ruined My Life

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9780747221746: Manchester United Ruined My Life

Colin Shindler recalls the problems of growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family in central Manchester in the 1950s and 1960s - as a Manchester City fan, permanently under the shadow of Manchester United.

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This is a wonderful book ... It is also extremely funny ( Alan English, Sunday Times)

His prose ... is never less than sharp, smart and easy on the eye ... His writing is so attractive ... [I] would be thrilled to read more ( Jim White, Guardian)

It is his childhood and absent friends that touch the rawest, universal nerve ( Simon Garfield, Mail on Sunday)

Shindler's art lies in conversational writing, and an ability to change gear deftly from humour to devotion and back through fanaticism to the black comedy of Manchester City ( Howard Davies, The Times)

Shindler is both touching and convincing in his evocation of his formative years ... it's skilful, entertaining and heading for the top of the league ( Richard Pendlebury, Daily Mail)

Evocative, funny-sad and warm-hearted ( Michael Henderson, The Times)

Sits in the same class as Fever Pitch ... Shindler's down-to-the-bone honesty also reminds us self-indulgence can be great entertainment ( The Times)

This could still be the most important football book since Fever Pitch capturing, as it does, the delicious irony that caused City fans to fall into a soon to be legendary chorus of "Are you watching Macclesfield?" ( Mick Middles, Manchester Evening News)

As an example of the inherent irrationality of sport, his account - part autobiography, part social disquisition - could hardly be bettered ( Stuart Bathgate, Scotsman)

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

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Shindler, Colin
Editore: Headline (1998)
ISBN 10: 074722174X ISBN 13: 9780747221746
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Descrizione libro Headline, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 074722174X

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