If written with candour, an autobiography can be far more compelling than any fiction concocted by an author. Real-life drama told by someone in a reflective state of mind as they look back on their lives can be touching and often explosive as they reveal a truth, or truths, previously unknown to the public.
Football manager Arsene Wenger has had plenty of ups and downs in his life and this month releases his long-anticipated memoir of his time at Arsenal, during which he changed the landscape of the English game. A thoughtful and intelligent speaker, Wenger will no doubt be just as compelling on the page in My Life and Lessons in Red and White. I’m hoping for philosophical musings on football, in-depth character analysis of the players who played for and against him, and plenty of spicy stuff about Sir Alex Ferguson. Don’t let me down, Mr Wenger. Below are a few more celebrity autobiographies worth a read.