• A very honest book - not in a sensational way - but more revealing in the realities of training, competing and racing ... Extremely enjoyable

    Daily Telegraph
  • A good book, well-written, informative, engaging, revealing ... The insights Pinsent brings to his sport are worth the price alone

    Sunday Times
  • The most insightful of the post-Olympic books in which the super-human rower demonstrates a reflectiveness that is rare among sportspeople ... He writes superbly

    Independent on Sunday
  • Pinsent tells his own story in A Lifetime in a Race, and tells it truthfully ...This is another tale that rips off the page and says big, powerful things about sport, and about the frailties of big, powerful men

    The Times
  • A gripping account of his life and most recent times. He deftly conveys the sheer effort needed to survive the brutal training regimes in top-level rowing, as well as the obsessive intensity that brought him his Olympic haul


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