My Life

My Life Knockouts, Snookers, Bullseyes, Tight Lines and Sweet Deals

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Publisher's Synopsis

Out now: the autobiography of the legendary sports promoter, Barry Hearn.


'I am the largest sports promoter in the world. I promote 11 sports to a global audience of billions of people every day of my life'


A larger than life working class hero, Romford born and bred - always ready with the perfect soundbite - Barry Hearn was famously described as 'roguish but never a rogue'.

Hearn is credited with turning snooker into one of the biggest sports in Britain. He essentially turned a sport in which competitors wear bowties into a massive, globally televised event. Away from the table, his promotions empire casts its net over a dozen sports - from professional boxing to darts, fishing to ten-pin bowling - and his career spans four decades. He also previously owned Leyton Orient football club.

Packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of snooker, and behind-the-scenes insight into boxing negotiations and darts bust-ups, Hearn's book is a joy to read from start to finish.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529393316
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 325 , 24 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 600g
Height: 163mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 34mm