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    DescriptionAfter Hurricane Higgins crashed out of snooker's top league, Jimmmy White has been the 'People's Champion' even though he never quite made the top World spot, pipped at the post in 1995 by Stephen Hendry, after missing one single black. Aged 16, White was the youngest player to win the English Amateur Championship. At 18, he won the World Amateur title. By 1984, he's a professional success, married but not at all settled. He's the kind of man who goes out for a packet of cigarettes and comes home two weeks later. Gambling, women, marathon binges with showbiz friends like Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, have threatened the stability of his marriage. But somehow White has survived, to tell in candid detail, a most unusual, often outrageous story of a very sporting life.

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    Behind the White Ball
    My Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jimmy White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 175 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099271840
    ISBN 10: 0099271842

    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Libri: B-090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BIC subject category V2: WSJZ
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000
    DC21: 794.735092
    BISAC V2.8: GAM001000
    Thema V1.0: SC, WDMG
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    16pp b&w halftones
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    Publication date
    04 January 2000
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    From those early 'amateur' years when he learned to hustle under the tutelage of someone known as Dodgy Bob, Jimmy White has earned a reputation on the professional snooker circuit as 'The Whirlwind'. One of snooker's most popular heroes, he is the 'People's Champion'.
    Review quote
    "Mercurial, enigmatic, exciting" -- Alex Higgins "He may play a spellbinding game, full of invention and dash. He may even be the "best snooker player in the world" - but he is loved because he is naughty ... and therein lies his abiding appeal" -- Sue Mott Sunday Telegraph "Jimmy's harum-scarum attitude to life has never altered, even though he is now a household name. One of the loveliest things about him is his naturalness. Stardom has come and touched him and left him exactly the way he was" Sunday Mirror "Jimmy's the ultimate player's player. He thrills the public ... but the players get even more enjoyment out of watching him because he strikes the ball so well" Daily Express