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Ronald Reng - A Life Too Short (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001726

William Hill Sports Book of The Year 2011.

The British Sports Book Awards 2012 - Winner / Football.

A Life Too Short : The Tragedy of Robert Enke is a 2012 biography about the Hannover 96 captain and Germany goalie Robert Enke, who committed suicide after six years of depression in 2009.

Why does an international footballer with the world at his feet decide to take his own life?

On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty-two years old and a devoted husband and father.

Enke had played for a string of Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona and Jose Mourinho's Benfica and was destined to become his country's first choice in goal for years to come. But beneath the veneer of success, Enke battled with crippling depression.

Award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his friend's life, shedding valuable light on the crushing pressures endured by professional sportsmen and on life at the top clubs.

At its heart, Enke's tragedy is a universal story of a man struggling against his demons.

  • Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
  • Published : 2011 (Yellow Jersey Press)
  • ISBN : 9780224091664
  • SKU : B001726
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £10.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

‘It should be on every British football fan's reading list’ - Metro.

"Not only does it open your eyes regarding depression, but also regarding how media and society treat those in the public eye and how we tend to turn a blind eye to the true problems of the people around us." - Goodreads Review.