I’m Not Really Here by the former Manchester City Player Paul Lake is the no.1 football book on Amazon and has had wonderful reviews. Paul has broadcast across National radio and of course the book has been reviewed in regional press like the Manchester Evening News. He will be signing copies of his books at several locations around Manchester in the coming weeks (please see below for dates).
Saturday 3rd September
1400-1600 Formal signing at Waterstone’s Stockport
Saturday 15th October
1100 Formal signing at Simply Books, Bramhall, Stockport
Saturday 22nd October
1200 Formal signing at Costco Barton Dock, Manchester
Please see below for reviews of I’m Not Really Here:
"It's the best book I've read for a long time...beautifully, powerfully written...a must-read for any fan of football" - Oliver Holt, Daily Mirror
"A raw, sometimes unsparing and frequently moving account of how Lake's career was shipwrecked...an epic, harrowing and gripping story...an astounding football autobiography” - Daniel Taylor, The Guardian
"Lake's touching story isn't all doom and gloom - it's packed with humour and insight into the game. A superb read." - FourFourTwo magazine
"...a happy, sad, thought-provoking autobiography...a book that captures a time, a place and a club." - Michael Walker, Daily Mail
"I’m Not Really Here spares nothing in the raw details of what Lake endured. A football read even more harrowing than an England player’s World Cup diary" - Sport Magazine
‘my favourite player in those days was always Paul Lake. I used to love watching him. I don’t know what it was about him, but he was just a top footballer and cool as !**k, never any pressure on him, always knew what he was doing. He could play for us now, man’. Liam Gallagher
Paul will also be signing copies of his book at the Warrington Supporters club branch on Thursday September 1st at The Hawthorne, Orford Lane, Warrington, at 8.30 pm.
Paul has also corrected the KOTK Ed's previous post where the scout who spotted him was in fact Ted Davies not Len (both were City scouts!) - no mention of George Harrison though!