Absolutely Foxed - Graeme Fowler
Graeme Fowler's autobiography is an anarchic, hilarious and insightful look back at 40 years in professional cricket.
His journey took in parties with Sir Ian Botham and Elton John, and battles with mental health, and this book gives moving accounts of the highs and lows of the former England, Durham and Lancashire batsman.
An original thinker on the game, Fowler has played the game, coached and commentated, taking on Indian spinners, West Indian fast bowlers, and finding himself at the centre of a tabloid storm.
This book tells the story of his 16-year first-class career with Durham and Lancashire and his three-year international career which was cut short by a life-threatening injury.
From there, he went on to work with Test Match Special and ran the Durham Centre Of Excellence for 18 years, experiences that have given him a unique insight into the game and plenty of great stories to enjoy reading about.
There is an afterword from Alastair Campbell commending Fowler's support to others suffering with mental health problems and a foreword from Botham, who calls Fowler one of the gutsiest men he ever encountered, and one who made a dressing room tick.
Graeme Fowler was born in Lancashire in 1957 and went on to play for his home county and for Durham until 1994. Between 1982 and 1985, he played in 21 Tests for England.
After retiring from the game, in 1996 he set up the Durham Cricket School of Excellence and was head coach of the Durham MCCU side until 2015. He has also worked as a Test Match Special commentator.
Published by Simon & Schuster
5th May 2016