Akermanis: Open Season
Say what you like about Jason Akermanis - footballer, showman, show-off, troublemaker - there's no denying that he's made an impression in his 15 years as an AFL star player. Now, after more than 300 games, three Premierships and a Brownlow Medal, the curtain has come down on his extraordinary career. No longer restrained by contractual obligations and free to speak at last, Aker looks at a stellar sporting career, including details of Aker's falling out with Leigh Matthews, his move to the Western Bulldogs, run-ins with fellow players, and his thoughts on the game. Interwoven throughout is the personal story of finding and reconciling with his biological father - a married man with a family of his own who lived next door. Told with trademark honesty and passion, this tell-all memoir is a must-have for all footy fans.
Born in Mildura, Victoria and raised in Brisbane, Jason Akermanis is a senior statesman of Aussie Rules. From being drafted by the Brisbane Lions as a highschool student, he has gone on to play more than 300 games, won a Brownlow Medal, played in three premiership finals, and has been named on the All-Australian team four times. In addition to his AFL career, Akermanis is a regular on various sports programs, is a columnist for the Herald Sun, and has regular radio segments on SEN and 3MPR.