A Life Too Short

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A Life too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke
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AuthorRonald Reng
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman
SubjectBiography
GenreBiography
PublisherRandom House UK
Publication date
May 3, 2012
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages400
ISBN0224091662

A Life too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke is a 2012 biography by Ronald Reng about the Hannover 96 captain and Germany goalie Robert Enke, who committed suicide after six years of depression on 10 November 2009.

Synopsis[edit]

The book details the life of Robert Enke, particularly focusing on Enke's struggle with depression. Reng also focuses on his friendship with Enke, with whom he was supposed to co-write a biography.[1]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for A Life too Short has been positive, with the book receiving the 2011 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.[2] The Guardian praised A Life too Short as "eloquent and sensitive",[3] and William Hill co-founder Graham Sharpe stated it was "an outstanding piece of sportswriting".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crompton, Sarah (27 September 2011). "Tragedy of goalkeeper Robert Enke's secret struggle". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ Briggs, Simon (28 November 2011). "Ronaldo Reng's biography of German goalkeeper Robert Enke 'A Life Too Short' named Sports Book of the Year". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Eloquent and sensitive story does justice to Robert Enke and his illness". London: Guardian. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ "A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke". New Statesman. Retrieved 24 February 2013.