The 8 coolest sport books of 2014

September 19, 2014, Article by Tom in Books, Books, Sport

2014 has been a ruddy good year for sport books. Here, in no particular order, are eight of the best that we’ve already read, or that we’re looking forward to reading once they hit book shops in the coming weeks…

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The list of 2014’s coolest sport books in full:

1. KP: The Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen, published 9th October by Little, Brown – The sometimes controversial England cricketing legend spills the beans on his incredible career

2. Football Clichés by Adam Hurrey, published 9th October by Headline – Student of the game Adam Hurrey translates the ridiculous language of the world of football (with real aplomb)

3. Guy Martin: My Autobiography by (you guessed it) Guy Martin, out now from Virgin Books – Put this man on a motorbike and amazing things happen, and we don’t just mean he’s good at wheelies. Here’s the story behind his success

4. I Think Therefore I Play by Andrea Pirlo (with ), out now from BackPage Press – The bearded Italian footballing icon discusses his career in a way that is arrogant, insightful and hilarious

5. My Story: Crossing the Line by Luis Suarez, published 23rd October by Headline – The ex-Liverpool man’s autobiography covers bites, bans and bloody good goals with surprising depth and real honesty

6. Swim, Bike, Run: Our Triathlon Story by Alastair and Jonathan Brownlee, out now from Penguin – Want to swim, cycle and run for an extended period of time? Get some inspiration from the Olympic heroes

7. Bobby Moore: The Man in Full by Matt Dickinson, out now from Yellow Jersey – A comprehensive biography of England’s most successful football skipper from the well-respected sports correspondent for The Times

8. Bend it Like Bullard by Jimmy Bullard, out now from Headline – The cult hero tells hilarious stories from his career. Not your standard football autobiography, and all the better for it

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