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On Form: The Times Book of the Year
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Mike Brearley
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On Form: The Times Book of the Year

Mike Brearley


9781472121806

Constable


Popular psychology;
Sports & outdoor recreation


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416 pages

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THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
DAILY TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

What is being on form? How does it relate to feeling 'in the zone'? Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning? Or is there anything we can do to make their arrival more likely?

In this fascinating book, former England cricket captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley draws on his own experiences, both on and off the field, and examines many of the elements of being in and out of form across a number of different disciplines - not only in cricket and psychoanalysis but also in finance, music, philosophy, medicine, teaching, tree surgery and drama.

Perceptive and engaging, On Form is an exploration of the benefits and risks of being on form and can help us all reflect on the range of conditions that block or liberate us.

By:   Mike Brearley
Imprint:   Constable
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 130mm,  Width: 199mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   326g
ISBN:   9781472121806
ISBN 10:   1472121805
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mike Brearley OBE was educated at Cambridge, where he read classics and moral sciences, and captained the university. He played for Middlesex County Cricket Club intermittently from 1961 to 1983, captaining the side from 1971 to 1982. He first played for England in 1976 and captained the side from 1977 to 1980, winning seventeen test matches and losing only four. He was recalled to the captaincy in 1981 for the Ashes home series, leading England to one of their most famous victories. Since retiring from cricket in 1982, he trained and continues to work as a psychoanalyst, and is a lecturer on leadership and motivation. He is the author of the bestselling The Art of Captaincy, and has written on cricket and the psychology of sport for the Observer and most recently The Times. He lives in London.


Fascinating -- Ivo Tennant * The Cricketer *


  • Long-listed for Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award 2018 (UK)
  • Long-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 (UK)
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