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He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one bestseller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk.
Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations?
In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100% McEnroe.
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
06/27/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781478927259
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John McEnroe. (2017). But Seriously. Unabridged Hachette Audio.

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John McEnroe. But Seriously. Unabridged Hachette Audio, 2017.

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Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations?
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      • content: John McEnroe has such an animated voice that it would be difficult to imagine anyone other than him narrating his audiobook. His blunt account of his interests, perspectives and--yes, opinions--comes through loud and clear. The operative word is "loud." Occasionally, it sounds as if the former tennis great is yelling, which can at times be annoying but it's never boring. Much of the book centers on life off the courts--with his wife Patty Smyth, who narrates several sections; his art investments; his family; and more. One topic weaves into the next, and it's not overdone. Biography fans will enjoy this vantage of one of tennis' most colorful figures. M.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine
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        In his second memoir, famed tennis player McEnroe shares his personal and professional experiences since his first book, You Cannot Be Serious. While he rehashes some stories from his playing days--notably his 1980 Wimbledon final versus longtime rival Bjorn Borg--he mostly delves into his life as a tennis commentator, art collector, and gallery owner as well as an actor who frequently plays himself in commercials, TV shows, and films. The athlete explains how his on-court antics in the 1970s and 1980s are still tied to his image, and he labors to differentiate himself from this persona. After relating how his family has dealt with the (at times) heavy mantle of the McEnroe name, the tennis star examines the maxim that athletes die twice, with the first death being retirement. His stories of playing in various senior events are fascinating as they show that these athletes still take their game seriously and mightily try to "rage, rage against the dying of the light." VERDICT With a conversational voice, McEnroe welcomes us into his world. Essential for any tennis fan.--Brian Renvall, Mesalands Community Coll., Tucumcari, NM

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations?
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