Gareth Thomas Writes His Memoir
By Matthew Breen
Photo by Gavin Bond for Out
He’s not playing rugby any longer.
But he’ll get naked for you.
You can even wear him on your feet.
While that film project is still in development, Thomas will be offering up his life for your perusal in a memoir.
Ebury Press, a U.K. arm of Random House, has bought the openly gay rugby player's memoir. Thomas, as you’ll recall, was the highest-profile athlete in the world to come out while playing professionally. For years while playing rugby he kept his orientation secret from his wife, family, and teammates. Ebury says his story is “an incredible story of one man facing up to the truth with no idea of the impact it will have on his life,” and that some of the elements of the book include “things he's never talked about and only the intimacy of a book can do it justice."
The book by Gareth Thomas will be written with sportswriter Michael Calvin.