Author(s): Martin Crowe
Part One: - Childhood trauma, premature stardom, injury, ego, depression, divorce, false accusations, racial slurs, homosexuality rumours, fatherhood, love, redundancy. They all came towards Martin Crowe and at times engulfed his spirit. Fear took over. Emotions spilled. But despite those challenges, Martin found the inner strength to survive, conquer, discover and freewheel again through the joys of life, married to a former Miss Universe. He thought he had finally found himself. Then cancer called. Martine Crowe describes first-hand the real world he lived in, the emotional fear he lived with. In his own words, he delves deep and reveals all, including his fight against cancer. Part Two:- Martin deals with the modern world of cricket - the murky depths of the IPL, a look at the great New Zealand team of the 1980s, the Ross Taylor-Brendon McCullum fiasco, a revealing profile of Stephen Fleming, the problem of chucking worldwide, the advent of new technology in cricket, and the greatest 100 players of all time.
Forword by Grant Fox Part One: Fear and Loathing Introduction Prologue 1. Retirement Blues: Depression 2. Maximus: Creating the Future 3. Executive Lift: Exciting Times 4. Caught & Bowled 66: My Amazing Dad 5. Mud in the Eye: Indignation 6. Fatherhood: Emmy Lou 7. Grave Digging: Sky Watching 8. Hair Raising Oddities: Truth be Told 9. Sky Larking: Paying the Price 10. Guardian Angel: Lorraine 11. Shifting Goalposts: Rugby Channel 12. Mid-life Madness: One Last Time 13. Turning Five O: Redundancy 14. In a Heart Beat: Cancer Diagnosis 15. Nasty Snakes: Open Wounds 16. Letting Go: Let the Restoration Begin..... Part Two: Cricket in Technicolor Introduction 1. New Zealand's Dilemma: Taylor or McCullum 2. The Influential Leader: Stephen Fleming 3. Reminiscing: The 80s Mafia 4. Timing is the Thing: Twenty20 Hype 5. Dark Side of the IPL: Royal Challengers Saga 6. Technology Wars: Umpires Decision Review System 7. The Game has Changed: Money, Men and Methods 8. Spirit of Cricket: MCC and Murali 9. Great Movers and Shakers: My Top 100 Test Players of all Time 10. The Greatest Test Ever Played 11. National Pride: Each Country's Dream Team 12. A Century-Maker's Bible: How to Bat Six Hours in a Test 13. One Final Word: Gratitude Ackknowledgements