All Blacks Don't Cry
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All Blacks Don't Cry : A Story of Hope

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All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. 'I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.' John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years i including those as a high-profile sportsman i Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.' Also available as an eBook and an enhanced eBook with audio from John Kirwan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 20mm | 359.99g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143204807
  • 9780143204800
  • 29,113

About John Kirwan

Sir John Kirwan, one of the most devastating wingers that world rugby has ever seen, was an All Black from 1984 to 1994. Following his playing career, JK has become an advocate for depression awareness in New Zealand, fronting a high-profile TV campaign and authoring the bestselling memoir All Blacks Don't Cry. Having coached the Italian and Japanese national rugby teams, he is now the Head Coach of the Auckland-based Super Rugby franchise The Blues. JK is also a dedicated husband and father of three teenagers.show more

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