Orion Biography and Autobiography: Sport HB November £16.99 320pp 40pp colour illustrations 978 1 4091 4229 4 eBook: £16.99 / 978 1 4091 4230 0
CHRIS JERICHO The Best in the World
The two-time bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker and over-the-top media personality returns with another wild, insightful and hilarious memoir. Inspired by Anton Chigurh, Javier Bardem’s character in No Country for Old Men, Chris Jericho decided to put down his guitar, ease off on the red-carpet appearances and return to the ring. What followed were the best three years of his wrestling career. The book also features the final word on Jericho’s feuds with Shawn Michaels and Rey Misterio, his run-in with Mickey Rourke, life hanging out with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Mike Tyson and Lars Ullrich, and the resurrection of his band Fozzy, which played to huge audiences in the UK and Europe and s upport Metallica. Chris Jericho is the author of two previous memoirs: A Lion’s Tale and the bestselling Undisputed. He won WON Wrestler of the Year for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009.
Location: USA Available for interview www.chrisjericho.com f/ChrisJericho Twitter @IAmJericho
Orion Non-Fiction • November 2014
Orion Sport HB November £18.99 224pp 978 1 4091 4443 4 eBook: £18.99 / 978 1 4091 4444 1
JONATHAN WILSON Angels With Dirty Faces The Rich Footballing History of Argentina
An insight into the country that has given us the planet’s greatest footballers. Argentina’s rich, volatile football history is made up of the sublime (Messi, Jose Pekerman’s 2006 World Cup squad, Maradona) and the brutally pragmatic (Carlos Tevez, Antonio Rattin’s mates in 1966, Maradona). It is a nation obsessed with football, and Jonathan Wilson, having lived there on and off during the last decade, is ideally placed to chart the five stages of Argentinian football: from the appropriation of the British game, the cult of the gambeta (a style of dribbling) and la nuestra (the joy of attack) through the loss of home-grown stars to Europe, a hardening into ‘anti-futbol’, the fusing of beauty and efficacy under Cesar Luis Menotti, and the ludicrous creative talent of recent times. Put simply, Angels With Dirty Faces is a book no self-respecting football fan can do without. Jonathan Wilson’s books include The Outsider and Inverting the Pyramid which won the National Sporting Club Football Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
Location: London Available for interview @jonawils