By Will Dean

The Reading List: Football


'I'm Not Really Here' by Paul Lake (Century, £14.99)

As Manchester City start the season as multimillionaire contenders, the release of Paul Lake's autobiography shows how much the club has changed since they allowed chronic injuries to destroy the career of a player cited as a future England captain. Lake's post-career depression is detailed here in a book that's been hailed as one of the best sporting titles of 2011.

The Ideas Factory: From crying at bad films to solar cars - five

When people are asked to name their favourite weepie film, many will opt for Bambi, Steel Magnolias or Titanic. Not many would nominate The Champ (pictured above), a 1979 remake of the 1931 Oscar-winner. But a scene in which a young boy cries over his boxer father's dead body has been proven by psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley as the scene most likely to elicit an emotion of pure sadness. Since 1995, the clip has been used to test whether depressed people are more likely to cry and non-depressed people. Another blow to Bambi's mum.