George Best needs little introduction. A legend in his own lifetime, he is undoubtedly the greatest footballer the UK has ever produced.
Blessed with an extraordinary gift he brought a beauty and grace to the game never before seen.
But Best was unable to cope with the success and fame his football genius brought.
His fabled story is littered with tales of women and sex and, of course, alcohol.
Much has been written about Best, but very little substantiated by the man himself.
That is until George Best opened his heart and engaged us in one of the most exhilarating life stories for years, Blessed.
In his own words George recounts the halcyon days at Manchester United, the big games and European Cup win of '68. And then there's the heartbreaking truth about the death of his mother and his struggles with alcohol that forced him to face up to a life without drink.
Blessed reveals the man behind the up-for-a-laugh, boozy, womanizing stereotype that had dogged George Best for so long.
Open and honest about his mistakes, George is also incredibly candid about his triumphs, his regrets, and, only three years before his death, what he had hoped for the future. 'Don't coach him, he's a genius' Sir Matt Busby. 'Unquestionably the greatest' Sir Alex Ferguson.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages, 32
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/08/2002
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9780091884703
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Review by jigwagigiggs
Thourily ejoyed this read along side hard tackles and dirty baths, which was more about the best era where this book is pure Best and again represents a journey through the life of a troubled genius, the like of which the UK is so good at producing. Seems to leave no stone unturned, unlike other biographies and charts the good and the bad. If only he could have graced the world cup at his peak.