Breaking Away

Bjørnebye, Stig Inge: Løsrivelse

Everybody who is interested in football knows who Stig Inge Bjørnebye is: the kid from Norway who became a professional football player with Liverpool FC in 1993 and who later became one of the most important players for the Norwegian national team. It was the childhood dream come true. But the reverse of the coin has never before been revealed. No one knew that the successful football player was curled up on the floor of his luxury flat in Liverpool in pure anxiety. No one knew that he found the discomfort of the celebrity frenzy so strong, he developed distaste for his own life.
BREAKING AWAY is just that, Bjørnebye‘s attempt to break away from the life he lived. A confrontation with who he was, and a beginning of who he wants to be. It is not a book about football, but the story of how life in the spotlight can leave painful scars.

"More football players should write books like these (...) a powerful reminder of the downside of being an idol."
(Dagsavisen, Oslo)

First published: 2009, Aschehoug Non-Fiction
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