A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke (Paperback)
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A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke (Paperback)

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Robert Enke hoped to write his life story with his good friend Ronald Reng. Tragically, Reng was left with the task of writing the book alone after Enke took his own life after battling severe depression throughout his career. A poignant elegy to a friend, A Life Too Short is surely one of the most deserving winners ever of the William Hill sports prize. There are moments in the book which make you cringe knowing what eventual outcome they will contribute to. For all the tragedy, the fact the book focuses on depression in football must be a positive thing and it must be hoped it has helped others cope in some small way. A poignant tale of friendship and tragedy. Wonderful writing.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224091664
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One of the most remarkable sports books ever written... A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke... stands as the definite work on mental illness in football" -- Sam Wallace * Daily Telegraph *
"Incredible... It's a stunning, fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking piece of work that has done so much to further the understanding between mental illness and sport. It is also a reminder that, for all the status and all the luxury which come with being a professional footballer, those lucky enough to make a career from the game are still human beings, too" -- Tom Hopkinson * People *
"An intensely moving book that transcends football" -- Raphael Honigstein, Guardian
"A tragic book, but a brilliant one. Reng's is one of the best sports books to have been published in years" * Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung *
"This is a powerful book which transcends football." * Sport Magazine *

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“A poignant tale of friendship and tragedy. Wonderful writing.”

Robert Enke hoped to write his life story with his good friend Ronald Reng. Tragically Reng was left with the task of writing the book alone after Enke took his own life after battling severe depression throughout... More

“A beautiful sad story, of a special man and player”

Couldn't put it down.
Robert Enke was a football player, a goalkeeper, but don't be fooled that this book will only appeal to football fans. In this book the sport plays a secondary role, it's mainly... More

Paperback edition
19th July 2012
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“Devastingly important book”

Just to say this is an out and out five star read. An eloquent, measured and very moving account of the life of a deeply troubled elite sportsman who simply found the pressure of performing and of pleasing others too... More

Paperback edition
16th August 2018
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