Lionel Messi and The Art of Living by Andy West | Book Review


Lionel messi and the art of living is a bold, insightful and unique examination of a world famous sporting hero from an entirely new perspective, providing a context extending far beyond the football field. Although the details of messi’s story are already well known, this book studies afresh and anew his glorious triumphs and his desperate failures, his ongoing evolution and his endless struggle to succeed. It encourages us to analyze and think about his career from a different viewpoint, revealing how his journey can be related to our own lives on a meaningful and impactful level. Containing extensive and illuminating exclusive interviews with deep thinkers and high Achievers from a number of fields, this book delivers a vibrant and inspiring approach to a global icon. You will never look at Lionel messi—or lifetime the same way again.


Andy West


Jaico Publishing House

Release date:

July 16th, 2019

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 223 Pages

I knew very little about Lionel Messi prior to reading this book. Now, I learned about how great of a player he was and how he got to that level. The author does a good job of keeping the timeline of his life in order while tying in his achievements along the way without making the reader get lost.

The writing had me gripped from the first chapter. The language is lucid and flowy. The author's writing style is also very unique and captivating. I finished the book in four sittings.

I like how it really points out that he is one of the best, not because of raw natural talent, but hard work and dedication. Overall, I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in the life of the athlete.

“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi


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