What They Say:
Michael has helped me out in some specific skills well removed from cricket. He offers great insight into modern day professional sport.
Bubble Boys digs deep into the lifestyle elite athletes lead. Most people have an opinion – a perception – but they also want to know the truth. This is an honest, upfront and a very accurate account of what really goes on in professional sport.
Compulsory reading for all young AFL players.
Michael Blucher’s special skill is to write about sport with the knowledge of an insider, but the “third eye” of an outside. That is, while he knows as much about the way sport actually works as anyone, and loves it, he does not fall into the trap of being a FWT, as in Fan With A Typewriter. He writes in a compelling fashion, filled with anecdotes, humor and insights. I looked, liked, then loved this book.
“When it comes to professional sport, Michael has worn many different hats. He’s always been very fair and very observant. This book follows suit. There’s something in it for everybody who loves or plays sport, whether at the professional or the grassroots level.”
This book is a great mix of insights, anecdotes, and advice, written in an engaging and informative manner. You’ll find yourself wanting to read more.
Bubble Boys in Pictures
Resent or respect, admire or admonish, there’s little doubt we can learn plenty by observing the behavior and scrutinizing the achievements of our sporting heroes.
After spending the better part of the past seven years, chronicling the lives of our top athletes, I’ve cobbled a “Top 5” of the less obvious parallels between elite sport and our more mundane (?!) world of business. [Read More…]