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To The Point: The No Holds Barred Autobiography

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  149 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
There's something about Herschelle Gibbs - a certain quality that has endeared him to cricket fans in South Africa and around the world. Despite the frustrating on-field inconsistencies of this towering talent, and the messy and very public off-field personal troubles that have tracked him through the years, Herschelle remains one of South African cricket's best-loved sons ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Zebra Press (first published November 5th 2010)
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Kirsty Hoggons
May 16, 2014 Kirsty Hoggons rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sports lovers
Being an avid sports fan, with a huge love of cricket, I was very excited when I saw that Herschelle Gibbs was going to be releasing his own book. He has long been the subject of many conversations in the cricketing world for his antics on and off the field. I think that this book was amazing. It was well written and very informative. A lot of people judge him for this book and say that he should not have mentioned so many things or he should have kept his mouth shut but he just wrote about the ...more
Kaustubh Dudhane
Sep 17, 2015 Kaustubh Dudhane rated it really liked it
The book seems pretty honest. Although we accept that Herschelle Herman Gibbs had his temptations like women, booze n grass, he was and is a great entertainer ( remember 438 match, mind blowing catches but not to "dropped the World Cup" off Steve Waugh, 6 sixes off 6 balls off poor Dan van Bunge (ahhh... Tilak Raj, Malcolm Nash & Stuart Broad too) and the effortful ( opposite of effortless) hundred against India in ICC Champions Trophy 2002 Semi-Final.) Although I felt that the book is becom ...more
Feb 04, 2015 chucklesthescot rated it liked it
Shelves: true, sport
This was actually a decent book. I had followed the fortunes of the South African cricket team since they came back into international cricket and I was sickened by the match fixing linked to the team. I was angry at the players like Gibbs who had brought shame to the nation.

This book is well named. No Holds Barred. Gibbs tells his story honestly and you can see that he would have been an easy target. He talks frankly about the string of women he attracted when he got into the South African team
Feb 01, 2013 Suvajit rated it really liked it
This was truly to the point and more controversial than Shoaib Akhtar's Controversially Yours. But the controversies were surrounded around Gibbs and there was no blames, all confessions and his story. I believe it's really an honest admission, and importantly it is written very well, unlike Shoaib's book. He doesn't pretend to be a saint nor does he has any excuses. It's an entertaining journey of one of the most entertaining cricketers..

Luckily this book wasn't released widely in India, or el
Emile Roux
Jan 02, 2015 Emile Roux rated it really liked it
The writing wasn't brilliant. But I enjoyed the stories
Sharon Reuben
Dec 30, 2011 Sharon Reuben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Herschell did a rather honest account of what SA scrucket is about! I do believe that he couldn't disclose more than he could in this book. It was interesting to read what happens behind the scenes, what he and his pals got up to and of course, the hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal! What stood out was herschell's dedication to the sport from such a young age! I am sure that most sportsmen have similar stories! The manner in which the book was written -it felt like he was talking to you. A good ...more
Diane Brown
Nov 10, 2013 Diane Brown rated it liked it
I liked this book because I love cricket and I love Herschelle's style of playing cricket. It fell short because it did not cover the socio-politico aspects in which cricket is played in South Africa

It was candid, and exposes what goes on behind the scenes,perhaps it could have gone much further.

I liked the fluid writing style though .. I would expect more from a black cricket player .. especially at the time that he was playing cricket
May 08, 2011 Marcel rated it did not like it
A horrendous waste of paper. Gibbs deserves so much better than this really horrible, repetitive waste of paper. Gibbs is an interesting guy with a lot of stories to tell but the presentation of these stories leaves a lot to be desired. The book is boring. The stories repeated over and over and the language poor and not engaging at all. I hope the author makes less of a mess of Sarel van der Merwe's book.
Justin Paul
Jul 07, 2014 Justin Paul rated it did not like it
Shelves: bio-auto
An awful book from a child of a man. Avoid.
Jan 21, 2011 Anisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. No holds barred. Anyone who is a cricket fan should read this book. I found myself reading this book and thinking that I was right about what was happening behind the scenes with the cricketers and the administration. And it brought to light that there are some serious changes needed in SA cricket.
Bongani Mdaki
need to read King Kallis or Graeme Smith.
Jason Bagley
Aug 29, 2011 Jason Bagley rated it liked it
You'll really like it if you into cricket and admire Gibbs's abilities on the field.

Not the best written book, but its written as if Gibbs was talking, so makes even more personal, but could be slightly off putting to some.
Damien Field
Jun 03, 2014 Damien Field rated it it was amazing
What a likeable chap! You can't help but love this guy. Full of interesting stories and all the gossip you'd expect from a no holds barred book. Would recommend to all genuine sports fans
Ram Srinivasan
Jun 13, 2015 Ram Srinivasan rated it really liked it
Lewd. Base. Fun.
Jul 24, 2011 Vineet rated it it was ok
No great shakes. Gibbs is candid about his public and private life but as a cricketer he achieved little to make it a great sports auto biography.
Ravi Pai
Jun 06, 2013 Ravi Pai rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is truly a no holds barred autobiography. If you enjoy the game of cricket this book is a must read.
Jul 14, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: sport, cricket
I found this book to be a lot more honest than normal sports biographies. I quite liked Gibbs's sense of humour.
Dec 08, 2011 Barend rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
I really enjoyed this book. Nice and easy to read and full of chuckles.
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