“I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” – Big News For The Second Captains Book Club
You’ve been asking about it, we’ve been trying to sort it, and now it’s here – it is time for the next edition of “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It”, The Second Captains Book Club!!
I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It – The Second Captains Book Club has arrived. We’ll be giving away some copies of our first classic title on today’s show. Get all the details below ?????????????????https://t.co/0XeuxH2beg pic.twitter.com/6e3Skuo8xg
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) November 6, 2018
Damien Delaney kicked things off with “Only a Game?” by Eamon Dunphy, and coming to you next month we will be talking to Derval O’Rourke about one of the truly great sporting biographies of all time – “Open”, by Andre Agassi.
Check out the first edition of our SC Book Club “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” with @DamienDelaney8 at https://t.co/uxcODKouWE. It’s one of our favourite shows of the year and features a surprise appearance from @Dunphy_Official which you can check out below. ??????????????@OHarasBeers pic.twitter.com/q2k979Cnbk
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) December 20, 2018
Autobiographies are simultaneously the most common, and the most-hated of all sports books. The worst are a cynical attempt by the author to cash in at the end of his or her career. Those types of autobiography are, sadly, the rule rather than the exception.
Rooney’s autobiography, p91, on chucking bucket of water over toilet door onto Moyes. ‘He never did find out it was me … sorry Moysey!’
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) May 8, 2013
But the good ones can be exceptional, and Andre Agassi’s “Open” might just be the greatest sports autobiography ever written. Certainly it’s the benchmark when reading any other sports biography. And that’s why we’re really excited to make it Book #2 in the “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” canon.
So you know the drill at this stage hopefully – we give an interesting person a book to read, we let our beloved World Service members know ahead of time so they can get down to business and read it themselves, and then we review the book with our guest on the Second Captains World Service.
We’ll be talking to Derval in the middle of next month, but if you’re a world service member you can get 10% off when you order your copy of “Open” right now, from our lovely partners at O’Mahony’s Booksellers in Limerick.
They have a limited number of copies standing by for us, price is €13.25 before you take into account the 10% discount and half-price postage in Ireland, so just go onto their website omahonys.ie, use the discount code that we gave you on Tuesday’s World Service show, and get to work.
We’ll give you plenty of time to get the book delivered from O’Mahonys, and for you to get it finished but of course, feel free to grab a copy of “Open” any way you so wish!
And the whole idea of this is of course for you to get involved – send us your thoughts on the book, and send us (firstname.lastname@example.org) suggestions for people and books you’d like to see featured on the slot.
And remember – to avail of the 10% discount, and to hear the show when it airs, you’ll have to be a Second Captains World Service member – join here!
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— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 25, 2019