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But Seriously : An Autobiography

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He is one of the most controversial sportsmen in history and a legend of Open Era tennis. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? A decade after his international number-one bestseller SERIOUS, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk.Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a matchless commentator and analyst at Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game and its top players. He has continued to compete on the court, winning the ATP Champions Tour a record six times, and has travelled the globe to play in charity events. More surprising have been the calls from TV producers, inviting John to riff on his famous hot temper in cult shows such as 30 ROCK and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. And then there is his long-standing passion for American contemporary art.In BUT SERIOUSLY John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from ex-champion to father, broadcaster and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection in an inspirational re-evaluation of what it means to be - and stay - successful.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 163 x 234 x 29mm | 568g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409147959
  • 9781409147954
  • 6,064

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The tennis legend and TV pundit is rarely short of an opinion, and here he sounds off on modern art, rock stars, Richard Branson's Necker Island, guitar playing, Donald Trump, beer, the BBC and Adam Sandler. Oh yes, and tennis * MAIL ON SUNDAY * Who can forget the shouty bad boy, infamous for his temper! Now a respected elder statesman of tennis, his fascinating memoir reveals all * BEST * The one-time enfant terrible of the Centre Court has not mellowed with age if his recent pronoucements on Serena Williams are any measurement * RTE GUIDE * McEnroe has established himself as perhaps the most distinctive voice in tennis punditry -- Andrew Anthony * THE OBSERVER * McEnroe has forged a second career as an opinionated, well-informed and indeed pre-eminent commentator and analyst. But it should not be forgotten just how scintillating a player he was, especially on grass. For those with fond memories of those days, McEnroe provides some telling sketches of his old rivals. -- Nick Pitt * SUNDAY TIMES * He has proved an excellent commentator during big tournaments, as he'll remind us this fortnight at Wimbledon. -- Simon Kuper * THE SPECTATOR *show more

About John McEnroe

John McEnroe is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He is the author of the bestselling memoir SERIOUS. John is a father of six, an art collector, musician and businessman. He continues to be a senior tennis player and a hugely respected BBC commentator during Wimbledon. He lives in New York City.show more

Review Text

He has proved an excellent commentator during big tournaments, as he'll remind us this fortnight at Wimbledon. Simon Kuper THE SPECTATOR 20170708show more

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