Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds brings gusto to whatever he does, whether firing down offbreaks or mediums, hurling his ungainly bulk round the outfield or vigorously ruffling the bowler's hair at the celebration of a wicket. He saves his loudest grunt for his batting, where he is an unabashed six-hitter in the mould of a George Bonnor or a Colin Milburn or a David Hookes. Born in Birmingham, England, but now a proud Queenslander, Roy could have played for the Poms but dreamed only of wearing the baggy green. He is one of the most exciting players in the game today, a genuine character both on and off the field. In this, his first ever book, he reveals never-before-told stories of his upbringing, his passion for the game and what motivates him. Packed with jaw-dropping facts and figures, funny anecdotes and tall tales (from on and off the field) and fully illustrated with colour and b&w photographs throughout, 'Roy: Going for Broke' is the unputdownable story of Andrew Symonds and the essential cricket companion for 2006.