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Publisher's Summary

When a career-ending injury saw former Ireland and Millwall striker Richie Sadlier retire from football at age 24, his life spiralled out of control.

Without structure or a sense of purpose, fuelled by a dependency on alcohol, he spent years running from the dark memories and feelings that had haunted him since childhood. Until one day he hit rock bottom and decided to confront his demons.

Recovering is about a life shaped by efforts to escape and how it is possible to rebuild that life, piece by piece, with the right help.

Inspiring and ground-breaking, it is an important reflection on the need to move away from perceptions of shame in our discussions about mental health, sex, relationships and addiction.

©2019 Richie Sadlier (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-2021

excellent story

Richie is a inspiration and a role model, warts and all! Bravo and brave! ( Despite his misgivings about that word!!!)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-2021

Excellent - not the usual soccer player story.

more in it than I was expecting and very well narrated. highly recommended and you don't have to be a soccer fan

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  • Sean Sheridan
  • 01-02-2021

Great Listen

So open and honest and the amount Richie went through before 30 is staggering, well worth a listen

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  • Gráinne
  • 23-10-2020

Love this book, despite no interest is football

Fascinating story, well woven together. Important topics personally experienced. Love it and would recommend to non football fans too.

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  • Fergal
  • 14-09-2020

Brilliantly written. Honest and personal.

Captivating diary. It's been quite a journey for Richie. The narrator sounds a bit like him which adds to the experience.

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  • Paul Dunn
  • 03-09-2020

Fascinating Read

Really excellent read. A remarkable story of finding your grove in life and the highs and lows that went with it.

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  • A. Morrow
  • 01-09-2020

Brilliant

Loved it! Great, honest book on personal struggles and redemption. A must read for anyone living with addiction or not.

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  • Shane Kelly
  • 11-06-2020

Raw & Enthralling

Fascinating, insightful story. Brilliantly written and well structured. Once I started it I just I didnt want to put it down.

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  • Darragh Leo Howley
  • 08-06-2020

honest,raw and powerful

"football is what you do not who you are"
After only really seeing him on tv and briefly hearing about his career I was not expecting this story or anything like this to come from him. He is so confident and composed in any media work I've seen him do that it really floored me to hear his story. Massive respect for him telling his story, helping others and becoming the person he is today. Top man!

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  • Patrick David Comyn
  • 30-05-2020

Brilliant book

I loved this book. It deals with Addiction and Abuse in a sensitive manner and the author comes across as hugely relatable.

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