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Publisher Description

The Rocky Road is the autobiography of Eamon Dunphy - the man the Guardian called 'the most entertaining, blindingly brilliant pundit of all time'.

For more than thirty years, no commentator on Irish sport, politics and culture has been the object of so much love, hatred and fascination as Eamon Dunphy. Now, in The Rocky Road - one of the most hotly anticipated Irish autobiographies of recent times - Dunphy takes us behind the scenes of a passionate life - from childhood poverty in Dublin to the Football League to the forefront of journalism and debate in Ireland.


'An absolute cracker ... provocative, endlessly entertaining, occasionally over the top but brimming with passion and heart. A memoir worthy of the life and times it describes' Irish Times

'Outstanding ... To paraphrase the great man himself, it's not a good book, it's a great book' Irish Independent

'Absorbing and heartfelt' Sunday Business Post

'Excellent ... a exceptionally engaging read' Irish Mail on Sunday

'A cut above the typical 4-4-2 sporting autobiography ... full of delicious anecdotes' Sunday Times

Warm, passionate, angry and funny' Irish Daily Mail

'Doesn't pull any punches' Hot Press

7 October
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

Clevermouse ,

John e reeves

While disagreeing with the author on some aspects of the text i found it a hugely enjoyable read.A huge amount of the historical football content ,names,teams,events.games,were very familiar and it was wonderful to relive those great nostalgic times.Eamon can be proud of his contribution to sport and football in particular .It may not be possible to agree with everything the Author writes his bias does show on occasion but is always articulate and very entertaining.The chapter on the Charlton era is very interesting as never before or since in irish soccer did we have such a great selection of players capable of playing good football and it begs the question if they were allowed play would they e achieved even greater success .They book through the author is posing this question and indeed Eamon very valid point was lost amid the mass led hysteria.Overall many congratulations on a first class read I am already looking forward to volume two!!