Walk Tall - Jim Stynes with Warwick Green

Thursday, July 24, 2014

With a special contribution by Jimís daughter, Matisse as well as recollections from others.

Jim Stynes never took the easy road, on or off the football field. He always loved a challenge. He pushed himself, and he worked hard to help others realise their potential. In this bestselling autobiography, Jim Stynes shares his early life as a knockabout kid growing up in Ireland, his move to Australia as a teenager and his rise to the football stardom, with all the trials and tribulations along the way.

Tailored for younger readers, Walk Tall is an adaptation of My Journey, written in Jim's distinctive voice based on interviews he had done before he died, focusing on the 'what I have learned' aspects of his story in relation to a younger audience.

Jim Stynes is funny, inspiring and unflinchingly honest about his life and was instrumental in setting up the Reach Foundation, aimed specifically at allowing young people to find their voice and calling - this book aims to inspire them in the same way.

Part football autobiography and part coming of age story, Walk Tall is an inspirational, unforgettable account of a man who through his legacy continues to inspire young people.

Jim Stynes died in March 2012 after a very public journey with cancer that lasted almost three years.

Warwick Green became a mate of Jim Stynes when they were studying at teachers' college together in 1985. Warwick played a handful of games for St Kilda and is a sports journalist with the Herald Sun. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and three children.

Find out more and purchase your copy of the book (RRP - $16.99) from the Penguin website.

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