Eamon Dunphy’s autobiography The Rocky Road.

Posted: August 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


penguin is delighted to announce the acquisition of Eamon Dunphy’s autobiography The Rocky Road. The book was acquired from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agency and will be published in October 2013.
For more than thirty years, no commentator on Irish sport, politics and culture has been the object of so much love, hatred and fascination as Eamon Dunphy. Now, for the first time, Dunphy tells the remarkable story of his life.
Eamon Dunphy said, “I’m delighted that Penguin is publishing a book that I’ve spent a long time working on.”
Tony Lacey, Publishing Director, Penguin said, “Eamon’s autobiography has been long-awaited, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Rocky Road moves seamlessly between the private and the public, with extraordinary stories from the worlds of football, politics and journalism, describing a life that has been anything but prosaic.”
Michael McLoughlin, MD, Penguin Ireland, said “Since Eamon’s return to Ireland after his retirement from football nearly thirty years ago he has been a feature of Irish life. It is a privilege to be given the honour of publishing this wonderful autobiography.”
For media enquiries, please contact Cormac Kinsella, Repforce Publicity, on 01-6349924
or email cormac.kinsella@gmail.com
For serialisation, please contact Michael McLoughlin, Penguin Ireland
on 01-6617695 or email michael.mcloughlin@penguin.ie
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