What Sport Tells Us About Life: And Other Revelations From Inside The Mind Of A Professional Spo

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Why will there never be another Bradman? How do you win 33 games in a row? Why did Zidane lose his rag on the world's stage? Foraying deep into sport's leftfield, Ed smith asks the questions we rarely ask of our teams and players. When is cheating really cheating? Is the free market good for sport? Can talent be a curse? Does luck matter? His answers, often controversial and always thought provoking, will delight anyone who has ever wondered why sport matters.

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Ed Smith read History at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Having played for Kent and England, he is now Captain of Middlesex County Cricket Club. He has published two highly acclaimed books: Playing Hard Ball, a comparison of baseball and cricket, and On and Off the Field, which was named Wisden Book of the Year, 2004. He writes for many publications including The Times and Sunday Telegraph.

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Praise for On and Off the Field 'A small masterpiece of tensions ... uncannily close to the meaning of sport' Simon Barnes, The Times 'Terrific, exactly the kind of book you want from a professional sportsman but you never get: self-analytical, wry, and honest' Nick Hornby, Believer 'The insights in his writing are acute. It's not common to have someone who writes intelligently and honestly about sport from the inside' Independent on Sunday 'Explains what it's like to play sport for a living - the joy it can bring to others and the deep soul-searching it can cause in oneself' Time Out 'Fascinating. Smith skilfully articulates what goes on in a batsman's head' Spectator Praise for On and Off the Field 'A small masterpiece of tensions ... uncannily close to the meaning of sport' Simon Barnes, The Times 'Terrific, exactly the kind of book you want from a professional sportsman but you never get: self-analytical, wry, and honest' Nick Hornby, Believer 'The insights in his writing are acute. It's not common to have someone who writes intelligently and honestly about sport from the inside' Independent on Sunday 'Explains what it's like to play sport for a living - the joy it can bring to others and the deep soul-searching it can cause in oneself' Time Out 'Fascinating. Smith skilfully articulates what goes on in a batsman's head' Spectator

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