By Gary Ablett
They have written songs about him. TV cameras follow him. Newspapers devote pages to him. He can draw a bigger crowd than a rock star. Can Gary Ablett be the greatest player to have played Australian Rules football?
Scientists, senators, teachers, plumbers, mums and children marvel at him. They queue to talk to him and to touch him. On the field, they see his breathtaking marking, his uncanny anticipation, his awesome kicking and his legendary courage. Yet off the field he is quiet and unassuming.
So what makes this man so special? What does Gary Ablett really think and feel about his life both on and off the field, about the triumphs and the disappointments, about football and about his family?
Now, in his own words, he talks for the very first time about the most important episodes in his life and career - from his childhood in Drouin to the Grand Finals to his life away from football. Honest, open, wry and observant, this is the Gary Ablett that few outside his friends and family have experienced before.
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