The Book of Fred: Funny anecdotes and hilarious insights from the much-loved TV presenter and cricketer

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The Book of Fred: Funny anecdotes and hilarious insights from the much-loved TV presenter and cricketer

The Book of Fred: Funny anecdotes and hilarious insights from the much-loved TV presenter and cricketer

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I am glad I read this, because even though I have watched his documentary and ALOTO, I could understand more about his views and opinions on certain aspects of life. I do love Freddie, and even now, ten years on, he's still one of England's best players and the one fans will always love, but his life and career isn't particularly a good thing to be read about. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Probably his greatest achievements came during the 2005 and 2009 Ashes-winning Test series against Australia.

His book wasn't what I expected - it wasn't an autobiography and it wasn't the collection of sporting anecdotes that I would normally expect from a book by a former international cricketer. But, at forty-three years of age, and with a bit more time on his hands than usual, Freddie Flintoff has had a moment to reflect, and he's noticed that although there's been little method in the madness, there has been the occasional common thread. This was another standard cricket book, talking about the early years and covering his career as he became a part of the England team. I wanted a nice simple book I could just pick up for 5 mins here and there and this turned out to be the perfect fit.

Being Freddie is the (ghost written) autobiography of former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff from childhood to 2005, when he was at the forefront of the English cricket team's historic re-conquest of the Ashes.

Fred's approach to life draws on the sublime (his series winning performance in the 2005 Ashes) and the ridiculous (singing Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' in front of a live audience), from highs (making the transition to top TV presenter) to occasional lows (accidentally upsetting the lovely Bruce Forsyth), from the profane (discussing Shane Warne's barnet with Hollywood royalty) to the profound (why 'having a go' leads to self-respect).I thought this book was really funny, Freddie Flintoff is such a funny character and I learnt alot about him that I didn't even know about. It was actually a collections of opinions and it was an interesting glipse into the mind of Andrew Flintoff. It is filled with anecdotes, observations and the odd opinion all told with Fred’s trademark humour and no-nonsense style. A good recounting of his rise to become one of the best cricketers of his generation, culminating in the 2005 Ashes series between England and Australian.

Everything from the current state of cricket to presenting on Top Gear to Christmas and Getting Old. At 43 years of age, and with a bit more time on his hands than usual, Freddie Flintoff has had a moment to reflect and he's noticed that, although there's been little method in the madness, there has been the occasional common thread. This is his way of giving his readers a laugh, some joy, and (the occasional) pause for thought along the way.First of all, I'd like to point out that I love Freddie, but that doesn't mean the book gets an automatic 5 stars. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. The cricketing legend reflects on a life brimming with both spectacular sporting achievement and ill-advised yet hilarious antics to deliver a manual for life like no other with his inimitable good humour and charm.



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