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Proud pdf Proud , ebook Proud , epub Proud , doc Proud , e-pub Proud , Proud 08c143ac7fc WINNER British Sports Book Awards SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Shortlisted For The William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award Gareth Thomas Had It All He Was A National Hero, A Sporting Icon He Was A Leader Of Men, Captain Of Wales And The British Lions To Him, Rugby Was An Expression Of Cultural Identity, A Sacred Code It Was No Mere Ball Game It Gave Him Everything, Except The Freedom To Be HimselfThis Is The Story Of A Man With A Secret That Was Slowly Killing Him Something That Might Devastate Not Only His Own Life But The Lives Of His Wife, Family, Friends And Teammates The Only Place Where He Could Find Any Refuge From The Pain And Guilt Of The Lie He Was Living Was On The Pitch, Playing The Sport He Loved But All His Success Didn T Make The Strain Of Hiding Who He Really Was Go Away His Fear That Telling The Truth About His Sexuality Would Lose Him Everything He Loved Almost Sent Him Over The EdgeThe Deceit Ended When Gareth Became The World S Most Prominent Athlete To Come Out As A Gay Man His Gesture Has Strengthened Strangers, And Given Him A Fresh Perspective Gareth S Inspiring And Moving Story Transcends The World Of Sport To Tell A Universal Truth About Feeling Like An Outsider, And Facing Up To Who You Really Are


10 thoughts on “Proud

  1. says:

    This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said of rugby If there is no blood on the line, it is not rugby league Gareth Thomas was 6 3 of fiercely competitive muscle and sinew, utterly confident in his ability to play the aggressive full contact sport played with little or no padding As a captain, he led by example and backbreaking hard work He was a national hero, becoming the first Welshman to win 100 caps in rugby union play On the rugby pitch, he was the master of his destiny But off the field, Gareth Thomas was almost brought to suicide by trying to keep his sexuality a secret He feared rejection from everything he had known, but knew that unless he came out, he would eventually die His autobiography is honest and raw in all aspects of his life and is particularly devastating regarding his love for his wife Jemma, their 3 heartbreaking miscarriages, and the eventual realization that although he loved her with 99% of his being, it was not enough for either of them I listened to the audiobook, beautifully and soulfully narrated by the Welsh actor Matthew Gravelle.


  2. says:

    A truly superb book incredibly well written and truly inspiring.I was always a fan of Gareth Thomas even though he played for the wrong team not a euphemism a true giant among rugby men When he came out as gay when he was still in the rugby environment, my estimation of him increased even .I read this in three sittings and I have never been so moved, inspired or engaged by a sports autobiography possibly any book in fact as much as I have by this one.Five stars no problem and a book that I will re read, or at least dip into again, for sure.


  3. says:

    This is probably one of the most honest autobiographies I ve read He seems to give so much of himself in the telling of it and I find myself coming away with a lot of respect for the man I particularly enjoyed the chapter which shared the stories and letters of people who reached out to him after he came out publicly He speaks a lot of the support and encouragement provided by his teammates in rugby and sections like the letter ones felt like he was imparting that to these people, and by extension any lgbt readers who are also struggling A coherent and in depth review will follow on YouTube at some point, but suffice to say this was an autobiography that will stay with me in many ways.


  4. says:

    This is one of the best auto biographies I have read It is beautifully written by Thomas and Michael Calvin in an easy to read, straightforward, no nonsense manner but is also often poetic The book is brutally honest and frank about his strengths and weaknesses, is emotive but is not mawkish or sentimental There is a lot of raw emotion here which moved me to tears on than one occasion, but there is humour too It is not a poor me tale in fact, he is most often extremely too hard on himself and some of his behaviour.As an autobiography of a rugby player there is obviously a fair amount of rugby talk but, in my opinion, not so much that non rugby fans won t enjoy it too It is, ultimately, the life story of a previously mixed up, unhappy, very talented sportsman who eventually overcame his extreme fear to come out as gay and be the person he always was inside but felt he couldn t be in public It is a very touching and moving account of his path to happiness and acceptance but there is something in this book for everyone to think about I m so pleased that I have read it.


  5. says:

    Well, where to start I am not a rugby fan, I am especially not a Welsh rugby fan but this isn t really about rugby This is one of the most brutal, honest autobiographies I think I have ever read and it s so moving for that I didn t actually like Gareth for a lot of this, but he doesn t expect you to and he didn t like himself much One of the most heartbreaking things I have ever read is the chapter where he talks about letters and conversations he had with other gay people after he came out So please don t dismiss this as another sporting autobiography, because it s so much than that.


  6. says:

    An incredibly powerful and emotional read Gareth Thomas s journey to the pinnacle of his sport and coming to terms with his sexuality Unexpected poetic, devastatingly honest and very moving A sad reflection on the homophobia in sport and the world but encouraging in how things are changing but a powerful reminder about how living your life honestly is the best way to change hearts and minds Even better read if you like Rugby


  7. says:

    This book was a heartbreaking read and very enjoyable I am also a man who went through many of the things that Gareth went through But as he has and many will I have come through it and am happy One thing I love and am proud to say is that none of my friends or family turned against me This I have to say Thank you x


  8. says:

    I ve been wanting to read it for sometime I brought it while I was down visiting family in South Wales I just had to get it from the bookshop This was a superb book to read I was only going to read a few pages this evening, but that didn t happen once I finished a chapter, I had to start the next one and so on My eyes were glued to the pages from the first page.


  9. says:

    A beautifully crafted bookHave always loved rugby, can absolutely see the issues you went through What a world we live in Loved your book, wish you did not have to write it Blessings to you and Ian, glad you found your happiness.


  10. says:

    A brilliant book for all older boys young men to read, and reread, to gain confidence in being who they want to be Also a fascinating insight into the worlds of rugby union and league A heartbreaking heartwarming story of family too.


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