All Blacks Don’t Cry

I’ve been to hell and I’m back. If you’re in that same place, then I understand what you’re going through…

Penguin Books, 2010

Legendary All Black John Kirwan was one of the first public figures to speak openly about his battle with severe depression. His story has brought hope to many thousands of people. Reprinted many times in the years since, it continues to be in demand, and JK still receives messages from those helped by reading this book. At the end of 2018, Booksellers New Zealand voted All Blacks Don’t Cry onto their list of the 20 best books of the past decade – one of just five non-fiction books on that list.

“Just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how incredibly happy I am with the work you’ve done with the book. You have captured exactly what I wanted and in such a great way. It has been a great pleasure to work with you. You’ve helped so many people with your beautiful writing” – John Kirwan.

“This is superb stuff. The quality of the material is very high indeed and I think the two of you together have done a stunning job” – Geoff Walker, publisher, Penguin Books New Zealand.

“I have read it all and think you are doing a superb job. John’s voice, honesty and character shine through, I found it very compelling reading” – Geoff Blackwell, publisher, PQ Blackwell, and long-time friend of JK.