The revelatory story of Chris Kamara, from his successful footballing career to his reinvention as one of Britain's best-loved broadcasters.
The revelatory story of Chris Kamara, from his successful footballing career to his reinvention as one of Britain’s best-loved broadcasters.
Foreword by Ben Shephard
‘Everyone loves Kammy . . . Full of humour and endless blunders’ – The Times
'What a man, what a life, what a story, and what a great read' – PaddyMcGuinness
Presenter, commentator, (sometimes masked) singer, footballer, manager and campaigner, Kammy has done it all. His irrepressible enthusiasm – and a couple of legendary gaffes on Sky Sports – have seen him become broadcasting royalty.
Now Kammy reveals all in this funny and moving autobiography. What happens when you double cross José Mourinho? What it’s like to play with Vinnie Jones? Who comes off better: Kammy or a rampaging gorilla? How did Kammy end up releasing his own top-ten record? What's the real story behind his infamous line, 'I don't know, Jeff!'?
But despite the crazy tales, it hasn't all been plain sailing. Kammy had a tough upbringing, faced racism during his playing career and has, in recent years, dealt with a rare brain condition – apraxia – that has affected his speech and seen him say goodbye to Sky Sports. Relating his battle against the condition, Kammy shows how he’s met every challenge with courage, determination and his infectious smile.
Packed with hilarious stories and featuring a cast of famous names, from Elton John to Channing Tatum, this is a book about friendship, courage and why it's always important to have a good laugh.
'A talented (and daft) lad from the Boro who has entertained the nation for decades, on and off the pitch. So get the tissues ready – this book will make you laugh and cry in equal measure' –Steph McGovern
I thought I knew Kammy well. I obviously don’t because I didn’t think he could read or write -- Bradley Walsh
They broke the mould when they made Kammy. He's one of the great characters in the game -- Sam Allardyce
I have always expected the unexpected with Kammy, but I never expected this! A touching, well-written and of course funny insight into Boro’s best! -- Jeff Stelling
Kammy is one of my heroes. What you see is what you get. A talented (and daft) lad from the Boro who has entertained the nation for decades, on and off the pitch. So get the tissues ready – this book will make you laugh and cry in equal measure -- Steph McGovern
I was lucky enough to get to know Kammy recently whilst working with him – a warm, funny, caring person that made me wish I’d known him all his life. This book makes this wish come true – what a great read, from the first chapter to the last! -- Jill Scott
What a man, what a life, what a story, and what a great read -- Paddy McGuinness
I don't know why the f*** I read this, I know most of it. Kammy's cross at Bournemouth when we both played for Leeds made us brothers for life, and thank God he bailed me out when I got arrested in Spain. Great stories - I love this man -- Vinnie Jones
Everyone loves Kammy . . . full of humour and endless blunders * The Times *
Dimensions: 242mm x 162mm x 35mm