Riding Shotgun - the Autobiography of the Original Wizard of Oz
Author: Andy Bernal (with contribution from Russ Gibbs)
The son of Spanish immigrants born in Canberra, Andy Bernal's incredible life journey has spanned three continents - Australia, Europe, and South America - and some of the world's biggest names in football. A graduate of the AIS, he was the first Australian to play in La Liga. He went on to play with Ipswich Town, six seasons with Reading, five seasons with Sydney Olympic in the NSL, and 21 games with the Socceroos from 1989 to 1996.
On retirement, he became an agent with global giants SFX which included time spent with David Beckham in Madrid. The low points of his life included being arrested because of a link to a sting operation as part of a global media scandal, followed by further high points via World Cup scouting, and meeting the love of his life.
Ultimately, 'Riding Shotgun' is also a tale of life, hope, and redemption that is raw, honest, and heartfelt.
Just as Andy Bernal, defender, left nothing out on the pitch, 'Riding Shotgun' leaves no aspect of Andy's life unexamined or unturned. It is a compelling read.
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 978-1-925914-23-8, 978-1-925914-24-5 (ePub), 978-1-925914-49-8 (audio)
Size: 216mm x 140mm
Imprint: Fair Play Publishing
Don't feel like reading? Have a listen to Andy Bernal narrate Riding Shotgun.