Truth Hurts
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Truth Hurts

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the world of Australian football, no-one has been more notorious than Wayne Carey. Once hailed as The King, and widely acclaimed as one of the greatest footballers of his generation, Carey fell from the highest pinnacle of the game to the lowest of lows. From his brutal upbringing in Wagga Wagga to his early teen years where he discovered his love of, and talent for, fo...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published November 2009 by Pan MacMillan Australia (first published 2009)
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May 12, 2011 Kelly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
I don't think there is and AFL fan in Australia who has not seen or heard media reports about the 'bad behaviour' of Wayne Carey since his now infamous affair with his team-mate's wife in 2002. I definitely had my preconceived ideas about what I would find when I read this 'tell-all' book, and I have to say I was taken by surprise about some of the things that I learnt about Wayne Carey along the way.

The first few chapters hit you hard with an overview of early home-life in the Carey household....more
Karen Brooks
I had to read this book for work and, with that in mind, I approached it with reluctance. It is not the type of book I would read through choice. Having said that, I found it compelling. It's not well written, it is a sad and pathetic story in many ways (Wayne Carey's childhood is shocking) that, as it continues, just gets worse. Despite being given opportunities, love, money, and the chance to shine ( which he did - he dazzled), Carey sabotages all the chances he is given every step of the way....more
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this book really gave me a good understanding on just how tough his childhood was and how his dad treated his family.
Interesting insight into a wide variety of subjects, including elite level sport, domestic violence, drugs, mental illness and much more.

Although Carey seems genuinely remorseful of some of his past actions, the remorse itself seems to also become a bit of a get out of jail card.

I wish him well though as he genuinely seems to be trying.
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