162 x 242 x 42mm
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 Newcastle 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 is Andrew Johns' remarkably candid account of his life - from the barnstorming, all-conquering footballer to the emotionally vulnerable kid from Cessnock, battling to cope with fame and the effects of his medical condition. The book features insightful contributions from some of those closest to him, including his brother Matthew, his partner Cathrine Mahoney and his doctor, Neil Halpin. Told with disarming honesty, and full of humour and warmth, The Two of Me is without doubt the most anticipated autobiography of the year.