Andy McLaren is a professional footballer with an extraordinary story to tell. While playing for Reading in 2000, he failed a random drugs test and was immediately banned from football. He was forced to admit to being an alcoholic and a cocaine abuser, and checked in to the Priory clinic in Glasgow. After working hard to overcome his addictions, he resurrected his career with Kilmarnock later the same year and gained a national cap when Scotland played Poland in 2001. But what had made him resort to drink and drugs?In "Tormented", McLaren reveals how psychoanalysis helped him come to terms with the fact that he had been a victim of abuse as a child, and how this had led him down the path of alcohol and drug addiction. He documents his difficult journey to sobriety, during which he contemplated suicide, and explains how he coped with the shocking truths from his past. "Tormented" is a powerful, honest tale of a man whose career never hit the heights that his talents merited. It is the most revealing book written by any footballer, and his remarkable story, laced with hope and humour, will be an inspiration to men and women in every walk of life.
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Author Biography - Andy McLaren
Andy McLaren has played for Dundee Utd, Reading, Livingston, Kilmarnock, Parick Thistle, Moton and Dundee, and currently plays for Ayr Utd. He is married with two children and lives in Glasgow. Mark Guidi is the chief football writer at the Sunday Mail and has co-authored the autobiographies of Arthur Numan and Stiliyan Petrov.