“Frankie openly talks about how he kept his weight down by using drugs, how he almost died in a plane crash”
Review: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori
Overall rating: 7/10
Although Frankie Dettori is still in the prime of his riding career, he has an autobiography now – such is a modern sport! We used to see these type of books when sportsmen retired but not anymore. This is a very good book about Frankie’s life up until 2005. Frankie is, and will always be, a household name and this book would make an excellent gift to anyone who enjoys racing.
Frankie openly talks about how he kept his weight down by using drugs, how he almost died in a plane crash and his life as a very well known jockey. It’s a fascinating read into his daily life and he’s very open and honest about certain things.
We give this book an overall rating of 7/10. It’s really worth reading for the average racing fan; however, it must be said that he wrote this book too early in his career for us. He’s had so many magical moments since that he could have waited a little longer to write it; however, it’s still worth reading.
- Excellent insight into his life as a celebrity jockey
- Very honest about what he has done wrong in life
- A great read for any racing fan
- Went into a little too much detail about his wins and losses in the saddle
- Wrote the book too early in his career
This Book is Recommended For…
We recommended this book for any racing fan and anyone who enjoys the sport. Most people will know Frankie Dettori – he is probably the worlds most famous jockey and even if you don’t like racing, you will still enjoy this book.
He is very honest about the troubles he has had in his riding career and reading about things like that is always fascinating for the average sports fan. He had flaws in his character however he is brilliantly talented in the saddled and his passion shines through.
Where to get The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori…
Amazon is the best and easiest place to get this book. It’s over ten years old at this stage so we are unable to comment on whether the book will be available in bookshops.
Formats available: Paperback | Digital (via Kindle) | Audiobook.
Purchase: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori
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