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For the Redknapp clan, football is a family concern; it's the family business. Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer is a deeply moving, heartfelt and beautifully personal account of growing up as the second son of Harry Redknapp, and also an enchanting love letter to football.

'I'm Jamie Redknapp. Chances are my surname rings a bell. I want to introduce you to a colourful cast of characters from my formative years.

Growing up, Dad and grandad "Pop" told us tall stories from London's East End, but there was no artistic licence needed when I was actually kicking a ball about with legends like George Best, Bobby Moore, and Geoff Hurst. 

This book is the story of my childhood and adolescence. Like many others, I guess it's a pretty typical mix of caravans and lollies, sweaty T-shirts and paper rounds, cheese sandwiches and Glacier Mints, The A Team, E.T. and Chinese takeaways.

But this is also the story of a journey through an extraordinary childhood obsession with football. One minute it was all about Shoot! magazine, endless keepy-ups and countless impromptu kickabouts. The next, I'm playing for Bournemouth Reserves against terrifying, fully grown men. 

Then I got my move to Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool. I might've been living off gristly sausages and Smash potato in my dingy digs up on Merseyside, but I was living the dream. I was desperately hoping it was the start of something special. 

Writing Me, Family and the Making of a Footballer has helped me discover so much about myself. This book is my way of explaining who and what have made me...well, me.'

©2020 Jamie Redknapp (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • 01-11-2020

Jamie Redknapp comes across as a spoilt brat,with an I love me attitude.I didn’t enjoy this book.

Jamie Redknapp comes across as a spoilt brat.with an I love me attitude.I didn’t enjoy this book and wouldn’t recommend it.It’s. Kringle.

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  • Mr J Thornton
  • 26-11-2020

Really Enjoyable

Really good listen. I could really relate to a lot of this book. Not because I’m an ex-footballer, but certainly Jamie’s early memories are very similar to mine. If you were mad for football in the 80’s, you’ll understand. I think this guy is a very genuine and humble guy considering his fame and achievements. Can certainly tell he’s he’s his dads son.

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  • Hanny Collins
  • 25-11-2020

Absolutely Loved this book, it was a bit emotional

Absolutely Loved this story of Jamie Redknapps life growing up to be a footballer, and his life with his grandparents. Would definitely recommend for other people to read it, as I'm a really big fan of Jamie Redknapp aswell! 💙💙💙💙💙

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  • Lee Baldock
  • 05-11-2020

Self Indulgent

Good autobiography even if a bit self indulgent & praising himself to the extent that it becomes quite annoying.

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