A Life Too Short

A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke

Non-Fiction, Sport, Football Biographies & Memoir, Football
Paperback Published on: 03/05/2012
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A Life Too Short
A poignant tale of friendship and tragedy. Wonderful writing.
Robert Enke hoped to write his life story with his good friend Ronald Reng. Tragically Reng was left with the task of writing the book alone after Enke to... READ MORE
Matt Gardiner at Waterstones online

Synopsis

Robert Enke hoped to write his life story with his good friend Ronald Reng. Tragically, Reng was left with the task of writing the book alone after Enke took his own life after battling severe depression throughout his career. A poignant elegy to a friend, A Life Too Short is surely one of the most deserving winners ever of the William Hill sports prize. There are moments in the book which make you cringe knowing what eventual outcome they will contribute to. For all the tragedy, the fact the book focuses on depression in football must be a positive thing and it must be hoped it has helped others cope in some small way. A poignant tale of friendship and tragedy. Wonderful writing.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780224091664
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 343g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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A Life Too Short
A beautiful sad story, of a special man and player
Couldn't put it down. Robert Enke was a football player, a goalkeeper, but don't be fooled that this book will only appeal to football fans. In this book t... READ MORE
Daniel RR
A Life Too Short
Devastatingly important book
Just to say this is an out and out five star read. An eloquent, measured and very moving account of the life of a deeply troubled elite sportsman who simp... READ MORE
Ian C