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Johns' reveals all - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Tue, 06 Nov 2007 15:39:00 GMT
Rugby League fans won’t be short on ideas for Christmas presents this year following the release of Andrew Johns’ long awaited autobiography, The Two of Me.

Hailed as the greatest Rugby League player in the history of the game, Andrew Johns is one of the most compelling personalities in Australian sport.

Twice winner of the Golden Boot for best player in the world, three-time winner of the Dally M Medal for the best and fairest in the NRL and a driving force behind two premierships for the knights, the bare statistics only hint at the massive impact ‘Joey’ has had on Rugby League.

However, his achievements on the field have masked the overwhelming challenges he has faced off the park.

From his early teenage years, Andrew suffered from mood swings and depression that, in 2000, were finally diagnosed as a bipolar disorder.

Reluctant to reveal this to a macho football world in which he was regarded as a hero, and unable to openly discuss the problem with family and friends, he kept his condition to himself, at immense personal cost.

For more than a decade Andrew has also struggled with alcohol problems and recreational drug use, which sensationally came to public attention following a visit to London in August 2007.

The Two of Me by Andrew Johns with Neil Cadigan
Price (Aust RRP): $45.00; hardback
Publication Date: 5 November 2007
ISBN: 9780732286538
Imprint: HarperCollins
Extent: 480pp - Read More, Here