Bryan Strauchan: My Story : the Rise and Rise of a Genuine Superstar of Australian Sport

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Allen & Unwin, Sep 1, 2007 - Humor - 174 pages
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Everyone who wants to be a better person should buy this book.'

Bryan Superstar' Strauchan

In the few short years since he burst onto the football scene, Bryan Keith Strauchan has become a footy legend. Born in Horsham and drafted by Collingwood in 2004, Strauchanie is yet to play a senior game with the Pies but made a spectacular debut playing for Victoria in June 2007.

Read Strauchanie's amazing journey from country boy to official star - it's a rollercoaster ride of emotion. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll be shocked by the revelations. Bigger than the Bible and The Da Vinci Code, Strachanie speaks openly, frankly and from the heart about racism, sport and love.

Featuring:

Strauchanie's thoughts on players, clubs and the future of football

Look out for the Strauchanie bonus' symbol throughout (these are a bit like the EXTRAS on DVDs but you'll have to read the book to find them)

Tributes from other superstars (why blow your own trumpet when other people will blow it for you?
 

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The subject of this ‘autobiography’ of a rising Collingwood star is in fact a comedic character, known as ‘Strauchnie’, created by comedian Peter Helliar. Strauchanie believes he is an immensely talented player, a view shared only by Bryan Strauchan himself. Read full review

Contents

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Page 90 - You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall!
Page 90 - We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it.
Page 90 - I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it .... I would rather you just said 'Thank You,
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Page 79 - Freo game there was not a dry eye in the house ... it was only later that Lica informed me that Maxwell had cut another one.

About the author (2007)

Peter Helliar is Rove McManus's sidekick, with a national profile as a stand-up comedian. He is a regular on Nova FM breakfast show in Melbourne. He will tour nationally (as himself) in 2007, starting with Melbourne Comedy Festival in April. Peter Helliar is reported to be jealous of Strauchanie's success and secretly hopes his alter ego will be delisted or, better still, put on the long-term injury list at the end of 2007. He lives in Melbourne.

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