A large-format, full-colour scrapbook of soccer star Michael Owen’s private world, with exclusive behind the scenes snapshots of his life outside of football – including his family, his hobbies and his work for his sponsors – plus action for Liverpool and England, in words and pictures.
The hottest property in British football has already broken goalscoring records for club and country at all levels. But behind the scenes, away from the training ground, what do we know about the real Michael Owen?
This full-colour scrapbook features a striking collection of photographs of Michael in action, both for Liverpool and England, as well as many previously unseen pictures from Michael’s own family album, of his life outside of football.
From newspaper cuttings from his schooldays, when the young Michael was already making the headlines, through to the glamour world of photoshoots and personal appearances in the media; from the cars he drives to his favourite music and bands; his likes and dislikes – this book reveals in words and pictures the genuine personality behind the professional footballer.
Michael Owen In Person is an essential purchase for all those youngsters keen to follow his career both on and off the field.
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It seems a kind of natural given nowadays that no matter how young you are, if you are famous you need to tell the story of your life. Geri Halliwell did it, Ronan Keating did it and now it's the turn of football hero Michael Owen. Granted, he is not a pop star, but his appeal and celebrity are more than a match for any boy-band member. Of course, half of that appeal is the fact that he is very easy on the eye and has lots of money, but after several stunning performances on the pitch, there's no doubt that it's his footballing skills that are earning him due credit. So after a dizzying ride to the top of his game, Owen here presents his own story, a glossy colourful chronicle of his early years right through his sudden thrust into the sporting limelight.
The text is light but readable, but it's the pictures that will attract most of his fans. Michael is presented as more of a fashion model then a footballer, posing in posh designer gear and dark sunglasses, leaning against the bonnet of an extremely expensive sports car or training in lots of well-branded football kits. As well as his footballing career, he talks about his girlfriend (they are childhood sweethearts), his other favourite sports (he thinks he would have become a professional golfer if he hadn't turned to the beautiful game) and his fellow team mates (nothing but praise, naturally). The large format and large pictures mean this "biography" lends itself more to his younger fans and those more interested in his looks than his footballing talent. After reading his story, you realise that in all honesty, his background and personal life are not really dissimilar to most people his age, it's just he happens to have landed himself a highly paid job that places him at the forefront of the media arena. --Joanne WellsReview:
‘Owen has the potential to become the biggest media icon in this country for many a generation...’
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002189372