Running: The Autobiography

Running: The Autobiography


By (author) Ronnie O'Sullivan

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 24mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409149560
  • ISBN 13: 9781409149569
  • Illustrations note: 35
  • Sales rank: 109,244

Product description

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's first volume autobiography RONNIE was a major bestseller, acclaimed for its candour and insight into the life of a top sports star. In his second book, Ronnie reflects on how much of his life has been running away or running towards (often inadvisable) things. When he was young, snooker was a way of running away from school and the expectations of childhood. When he was seventeen, his father and mother ran away from him - his mother was sent to jail for tax evasion, father for murder. At times, Ronnie has escaped from tournaments because his mind was so troubled, and he found release in endless benders. He has literally run away from the troubled relationship with Jo, the mother of two of his children - his hobby is partly responsible for the breakdown of their relationship as it begins to take over his life. And only last year he ran away from the game itself, incredibly and unprecedentedly while still world champion. Ronnie explains how and why he ended up working on a farm in 2012 and 2013 while taking a year's break from the game. His return to the snooker table is arguably the most eagerly awaited in top-class sport. This book shows us why.

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Author information

Since turning professional in 1992, O'Sullivan has clocked up an incredible number of awards and trophies, including the UK Championship, the China Open, the Regal Championships, the Benson and Hedges Masters and the British Open. In January 2000 O'Sullivan won the Nations Cup for England, boasting the best record of any player, 13 wins from 15 frames played. For more information, visit and follow him on Twitter at