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A&U to publish Nick Riewoldt’s autobiography in November

Allen & Unwin will publish AFL player Nick Riewoldt’s autobiography in November, following the St Kilda captain’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the season.

The publisher said Riewoldt is ‘a man whose intelligence and insight allow him a deeply fascinating perspective on his life and career’. ‘The Things that Make Us is as powerful, interesting and compelling as the author himself,’ said A&U.

Riewoldt said he ‘never wanted to write a “cookie-cutter” footballer’s book—chronologically moving from the under 8s through to the big time, full of hard-ball gets, wins and losses, triumphs and disappointments’. ‘I hope there’s something in these pages for everyone who’s known grief, especially anyone who’s lost a sibling,’ said Riewoldt. ‘I hope, too, that my story brings a deeper understanding of a footballer’s crazy world. An insight into what goes into making it, what it takes to stay there, and the crippling anxiety that can consume you when your burden is to accept only the best.’


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