Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Let Me Be Frank” as Want to Read:
Let Me Be Frank
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Let Me Be Frank

by
4.34  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world's sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. Now ready to talk about the condition that devastated his world, Frank's story offers his own ...more
Hardcover
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Let Me Be Frank, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Let Me Be Frank

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.34  · 
Rating details
 ·  128 ratings  ·  14 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Gary
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let Me Be Frank is the new book by Frank Bruno one of the England's sporting greats and certainly one of the most most loved personalities. A deeply personal story where Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. Frank gives an insight into his life living with his bipolar disorder.
This is a book that should be an inspiration to any reader but especially a
...more
Greg
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I was aware that over the years that Frank Bruno had suffered with mental issues, but not to the extent which he talks about in this book. The guy has really been through hell with his illness and a lot of it seemed to stem from retiring from the sport which was his life and being unable to let it go. I’m glad he seems to have gotten the better of his bipolar and has accepted that it will never be completely gone. The book is an honest account of what he’s been through, warts and all. 3.5*
SALLY WHITE
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book. Frank talks about his journey battling mental illness over the last few years and in particular his struggles with life and maintaining relationships with those around him. Although the book is ghost written, the narrative comes across as you would expect Frank to tell it directly. The book clearly describes the pain and anguish Frank has been through in trying to combat his demons. There is quite a bit of repletion in the book, particularly of Frank ...more
Mark Williams
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book, I have never had a lump in my throat after finishing a book, this was a first. Frank Bruno is being so honest it sometimes hurts. Even if you are not a fan of boxing, which I am not, you can’t help feeling the pain and admire the courage of what he went through. Many of us will not understand what mental health problems feels like or so we think. I suffer from very mild symptoms of anxiety and have learned to cope with this with various techniques and a brilliant wife. But ...more
Mary Geraghty
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a gentleman.

I could feel the pain in Franks writing. It is so sad that in 2017 we seem no nearer to understanding mental health. What a great end though. Beautifully written. Stay strong. Enjoy your life. You so deserve it. 💟
Trevor Hanson
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A extremely personal account of how a mental illness has affected such a national icon and his determination to fight this illness but most importantly to highlight mental illness issues and the lack of understanding by non sufferers. Frank is an ambassador for the cause, challenging the government and organisation to change the way in which they view and deal with the whole issues of treatments and most importantly the facilities available in the community to help people suffering as well as th ...more
Emma
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s easy to dismiss “celebrity autobiographies”. Don’t make that mistake with this. Totally raw, honest, and genuine. The bravery is breathtaking. Although, the audio version has a painful narration - ignore that, and this is virtually flawless. A beautiful look at mental health services and support, and a great man. What a book!
jean sargent
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting reading I hope anyone reading this book that has had a mental illness can get inspiration from it to flight on and not give up hope. There’s help out there but as Frank said in the book everyone is different and we all can fight in different ways.
Lynda Matin
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an excellent read

Very deep, every page was heart wrenching. Frank you are a legend
Well done for been so honest, if this books help just one person it will be worth it, but I’m sure it will help loads
Karen Scott
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a real eye opener, I had no idea he had been sectioned so many times. I’m pleased he is on the road to recovery and managing his illness.
Glen
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
amazing guy and interesting topic as my partner has had similar problems..well worth a look
Rachel Shepley
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Found this book quite emotional to read at times but very inspiring
G.J. Griffiths
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I began reading this book I had no idea what to expect since I could recall mostly being disappointed at the negative publicity Frank Bruno received during the days when he fell from grace, and admittedly, feeling very little sympathy for this ‘National Treasure’ who seemed to have the world at his feet but apparently blew it. However, after reading just a few pages of his honest revelations and quite upsetting treatment, both during his bipolar bouts and when being sectioned, I very quickl ...more
Rob
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly emotional and powerful - from the highest highs to the lowest lows - this pulls no punches
Paul Adams
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2019
Carol Byatt
rated it did not like it
Jul 15, 2018
Jim Berry
rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2019
Stephen biddlecombe
rated it really liked it
Jan 29, 2018
Bernard
rated it really liked it
Oct 29, 2017
Kelly Woolfrey
rated it it was amazing
Mar 23, 2018
Patrick Braybrook
rated it really liked it
Mar 31, 2018
Dr B Babbel
rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2018
John  Beattie
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2017
Laura Grant
rated it it was amazing
Jan 27, 2019
Jo Conway
rated it really liked it
Jan 22, 2018
Greg Mc Donald
rated it really liked it
Nov 04, 2018
Philip Carman
rated it liked it
Jan 12, 2018
E A Taylor
rated it it was amazing
Nov 22, 2017
Joe Saunders
rated it it was ok
Feb 19, 2019
Lauren
rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2018
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »