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SUMMARY Proud By Gareth Thomas î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º ➼ [Download] ➹ Proud By Gareth Thomas ➹ – WINNER British Sports Book Awards SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Gareth Thomas had it all He was a national hero a sWINNER British Sports Book Awards SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Gareth Thomas had it all He was a national hero a sporting icon He was a leader of men captain of Wales and the British Lions To him rugby was an expression of cultural identity a sacred code It was no mere ball game It gave him everything except the freedom to be himselfThis is the story o. This is Gareth Thomas and this is Gareth Thomas has been said of rugby If there is no blood on the line it is not rugby league Gareth Thomas was 6'3 of fiercely competitive muscle and sinew utterly confident in his ability to play the aggressive full contact sport played with little or no padding As a captain he led by example and backbreaking hard work He was a national hero becoming the first Welshman to win 100 caps in rugby union play On the rugby pitch he was the master of his destiny But off the field Gareth Thomas was almost brought to suicide by trying to keep his sexuality a secret He feared rejection from everything he had known but knew that unless he came out he would eventually die His autobiography is honest and raw in all aspects of his life and is particularly devastating regarding his love for his wife Jemma their 3 heartbreaking miscarriages and the eventual realization that although he loved her with 99% of his being it was not enough for either of them I listened to the audiobook beautifully and soulfully narrated by the Welsh actor Matthew Gravelle

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Out his sexuality would lose him everything he loved almost sent him over the edgeThe deceit ended when Gareth became the world’s most prominent athlete to come out as a gay man His gesture has strengthened strangers and given him a fresh perspective Gareth’s inspiring and moving story transcends the world of sport to tell a universal truth about feeling like an outsider and facing up to who you really ar. Anybody who knows me will know that I do not often read sports biographies Gareth Thomas's autobiography is moving and heartfelt well written and appealing both to rugby fans and those interested in coming out stories that have affected the way the world perceives gay men There are dark times right from the word go and reading Gareth's story it is no wonder that so many professional sports people find it so difficult to make that decision to let the world know about their true selvesI saw a programme about 18 months before reading his book where Gareth Thomas discussed his life his career and coming out and he struck me as a man who was still not entirely comfortable in his skin Reading this book made me happy to think that his journey has improved and that hopefully his future will get even better This is a great book for any young person gay or straight who wants to know the kind of pressures a professional sports career can put on you and also that being honest and upfront about your feelings is in the long run the best way to go

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Proud By Gareth ThomF a man with a secret that was slowly killing him Something that might devastate not only his own life but the lives of his wife family friends and teammates The only place where he could find any refuge from the pain and guilt of the lie he was living was on the pitch playing the sport he loved But all his success didn’t make the strain of hiding who he really was go away His fear that telling the truth ab. There are many very good sporting biographies and those I have read recently such as Victoria Pendleton's and brian Moore's demonstrate that behind excellence in a world that reuires a commitment beyond the understanding of the reader and often hidden demons In Gareth Thomas's story the first chapter sees him debating whether to kill himself after telling his wife about his homosexuality Through the book we then follow his story from a childhood whilst well loved he clearly has issues around anger which find release in the masculine evironment of the rugby world For readers who love rugby stories this element takes second place to the emotional turmoil that Thomas goes through over the years and most poignant of all is the acceptance that he receives from his teammates when he finally comes out however this did not impact upon my enjoyment of a book by a rugby player whose playing I enjoyed for many years and who presents a moving story of his trouble whilst also bravely acknowledging the impact upon his wife with no self pity I would certainly recommend for lovers of sport but also as an interesting view on dealing with their sexuality an important issue for many people