Sunday, October 25, 2009


Ali Williams is known for his wicked sense of humour.
James Griffin is an extremely talented writer who is part of the writing team on ‘Outrageous Fortune’ and was a co-writer of ‘Sione’s Wedding’.
Put these two together and you have one of the funniest ‘rugby’ books to hit the shelves.

In Ali’s Book of Tall Tales we romp from story to story with Ali as our guide. The stories include ::
*why sleep is so important
* why the Queen has a slightly distorted view of NZ rugby players
* the story behind that Spiderman press conference
* the trouble you can get in to staying with Richie McCaw
* how Viagra made it’s way in to an NPC celebration
* why today’s blokes are not soft
* the truth about Daniel Carter’s undies
* how not to celebrate
* why forwards shouldn’t kick
*if it is OK to lie
*Ali’s well researched travel tips
and much more.
Ali Williams broke the mould as an All Black tight forward. A confirmed urbanite, Ali Williams switched his Super 14 allegiances from Auckland to Christchurch in 2007 after a much-publicised bust-up with Australian coach David Nucifora. In this book Williams will take a light-hearted look at rugby at the very top in New Zealand and will touch on some of the more controversial aspects of his career - including his earth-shattering dismissal from the Blues' tour of South Africa in 2007.
This is not a standard biography about the games he’s played and the tries he’s scored (although he does mention some games, well some moments in games to be precise — particularly the time he kicked the ball straight in to the path of Doug Howlett who went on to score the try — oh — and he does list the seven greatest tries scored!).
This is a laugh-out-loud look at what its like to be a high profile rugby player from one of the real characters of the game and one of New Zealand’s funniest writers.
This will be one of the funniest books you will read this year
Ali’s Book of Tall Tales is on sale from 27 October 2009 with an RRP of $44.99 - Hachette

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