Shane Crawford is one of Australian Football's great players. He won the Brownlow Medal in 1999, the year he was appointed captain of the Hawthorn Football Club. This is his life's scrapbook, with poignant stories of his development from a sports-obsessed youngster in the small country town of Finley through boarding school, to become one of the greats of AFL.
He is one of three boys, raised by a single mother to whom he remains devoted; he became a Catholic to ensure he would not be seen as "different" when he left home for boarding school at Assumption College in Kilmore. He has consistently approached his life with a devotion to be the best, an attitude he has extended to prepare for life after footy.
'My Life In Pictures' is an autobiography with a difference - driven by Shane Crawford's large collection of photographs, and which reveals Crawford to be a driven personality, intensely loyal, charming, zany, and prepared to accept nothing but the best possible outcome.