Coming Back to Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick
Coming Back to Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick (HarperSport, £7.99).
AT 29, Marcus Trescothick seemed to have it all. One of the key members of England's revival during the last decade, he surely had many years of success ahead of him. But in 2008 his international career was over, as he found himself forced into early retirement after enduring several years of anxiety attacks and depression.
The unflinching way in which Trescothick discusses the problems that curtailed his England career is the reason that Coming Back To Me has found a wider audience outside of the cricket loving community.
But his depression is only one part of the story. The great success he enjoyed at international level, culminating in the Ashes victory of 2005 is chronicled, and this account is peppered with dashes of humour as Trescothick brings to life the various characters in the England team.
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2008, Coming Back To Me is not only a top sporting autobiography but also a very honest account of dealing with mental illness. Even if you have little interest in cricket, it's worth tracking down.