'Rio's honesty is astonishing, and will change how men grieve and how men think about their feelings. This is a ground-breaking book'
'So much more than your standard, brittle career retrospective ... A winningly open account of the former Manchester United captain's attempt to cope with life and fatherhood after the loss of his wife, Rebecca, to cancer - realities for which Ferdinand was scarcely prepared by the world of top-level football, a bubble so minutely protective that even the clipping of his toenails was done for him'
'Ferdinand's powerful new book [is] a detailed and inevitably very raw description of how he has tried to cope with life after the loss of his wife'
'Achingly raw and emotional'
'Rio Ferdinand's Thinking Out Loud ... is a lacerating account ... This painful but necessary book is written with the Guardian journalist Decca Aitkenhead, who has herself lost a partner. Not very Christmassy, perhaps, but probably the best way to spend your £20 in the celeb market this year'
'Tender, heartbreaking ... An extraordinary and unforgettable book *****'