Be Good, Love Brian: Growing up with Brian Clough
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Oh, but most of all, you will fall in love with the family behind the man you all thought you knew. It's a love letter, an IOU for emotional kindness given and an apology all in one.
The Clough's did nothing wrong and nothing to deserve what I did. But what rhey did for me should be known.To do that I had to be honest about the life I had before I met them. If I then went on to hide what I did the whole book would be a lie. This isn't about what people think of me. It'a about what people think of them. Whatever consequences or criticism I face, I deserve.
This is a beautiful, inspirational story, which has never before been told, about Clough’s gentleness and capacity for generosity. Discover a very different side to this iconic man, one away from the cameras and the football, which shows him for the person he really was.The 2nd reason I wrote it (maybe selfishly because of guilt but also because it's my true charachter) is because I would love to somehow be able to help a kid or two who is in the kind of situation I was as a child, have a better life. What's the point of half a story? All credit to Craig for being completely honest, it can't have been easy.
Franz Carr taps me on the shoulder and says: “Hang on a second, son. Sit down and shut up, this is something different.” Just been reading about it on a Derby forum, the author posted on there while he was crowdfunding the book during Nigel Cloughs reign and was always defending him. He's just been on again to make sure everyone who donated gets their books when it's released.
There were various stages through the book, because of it being cathartic, where I was expecting to get more of a happy feeling but I still have not had it. I thought once I had the physical book in my hand I would get it. Maybe it will come on publication day."