- Author: James Anderson
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Published: 11 April 2013
- ISBN: 9780857207074
He's the lad from Burnley whose brilliance on the pitch and good looks have drawn comparisons with David Beckham and who has established himself as one of the most exciting cricketers in world. In his first book, James Anderson (or Jimmy, as everyone knows him) tells the story of his life in cricket. His career began at Burnley Cricket Club, where he discovered that he could bowl faster than the rest, before he moved on to Lancashire and then England. His early success made him England's golden boy, before a career-halting injury devastated Anderson. But then came a recent glorious return to form and Ashes triumphs, making this a tale of exuberance, determination and sheer force of character. Jimmy Anderson speaks openly and forthrightly about those he has played with and against, the captains he has known, and outlines his thoughts on some of the biggest issues in the game today. It all makes for a compelling read.
Jimmy Anderson plays first-class cricket for Lancashire and, since bursting onto the scene in 2002-03, has represented England in over 75 Test matches and more than 160 One-Day Internationals. In February 2013, he became England's all-time leading international wicket-taker, overhauling Sir Ian Botham's record of 528.