Just dug out from my bookshelf 'Pocket Money' (subtitle : Bad-boys, Business-heads & Boom-time Snooker) by Gordon Burn published in 1986 (my revised copy 1987) which is a fascinating read, & kind of prescient for these times as it focuses on Barry Hearn's initial involvement in early to mid-80s Snooker. I have read it a few times, but not for probably the best part of a decade, so am looking forward to comparing and contrasting the 2 'Barry Hearn eras' if you like.
Haven't been too taken with player's biographies or autobiographies i must admit; there are, of course, plenty relating to Alex Higgins. I would recommend most highly 'Eye of the Hurricane' by John Hennessey for the best overall picture, Bill Borrows' 'the Hurricane : the life & turbulent times of Alex Higgins' is a little too sycophantic for my liking, but Tony Francis' 'Who was Hurricane Higgins?' offers a broader & more original take on the subject.
As other player's biographies go : 'Griff' by Terry Griffiths was a lot more enjoyable than i was expecting and probably the best of the rest (that I have read anyway), Jimmy White's 'Behind the White Ball' was also entertaining, but steered away from the subject of Snooker a bit too much for my liking, and ended up reading like a long episode of 'Minder' (for those of you who remember that).
And to throw a wildcard into the mix, I rather enjoyed Mordecai Richeler 'On Snooker', a Canadian sportswriter & Stephen Hendry obsessive who covers nicely the Canadian boom period of late 70s to late 80s, then into Hendry's dominant era; he does have a tendency to go off-topic somewhat (given the title) & ramble on about Baseball & Ice Hockey, but overall I would recommend it as a different take on the game.