Authors: John McEnroe with James Kaplan|
This was the first book I'd read in quite a while! It seems like I do a lot more DVD watching these days. I think this book was a gift from Heath for Christmas back in 2004.
While I watched some tennis back in the 80's, I never really paid much attention to John McEnroe. I was usually watching women's tennis, where the ball travels slower and you can understand what's happening. Ever since the graphite racket it seems like men's tennis moves way to fast for the eye to follow.
Anyway, I'd heard of John McEnroe's temper tantrums, but that's about the extent of my knowledge about him going in.
The first part of the book talks about recent experiences with September 11, which immediately dates the book but was probably a feature of every book released in 2002.
After the first chapter ends it's your typical memoir starting at the beginning and moving back towards the present.
I really enjoyed the book, and came out a big fan of John McEnroe. Learning about his complicated relationships with his family, friends, ex-wife, and even his doubles partner was quite an eye opener. I'd definitely recommend picking up the book and reading it.