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The Resource The outsider : a memoir, Jimmy Connors

The outsider : a memoir, Jimmy Connors

Label
The outsider : a memoir
Title
The outsider
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Connors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis. Jimmy Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public's adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age. Here is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire. When he retired twenty years ago, Connors all but disappeared from public view--but here he is, as feisty, outspoken, and defiant as ever.--From publisher description
Summary
Connors tells the complete, uncensored story of his life and career, setting the record straight about his formidable mother, Gloria; his very public romance with America's sweetheart Chris Evert; his famous opponents, including Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Arthur Ashe, Ivan Lendl, and Rod Laver; his irrepressible co-conspirators Ilie Nastase and Vitas Gerulaitis; and his young nemesis Andre Agassi. Connors reveals how his issues with obsessive-compulsive disorder, dyslexia, gambling, and women at various times threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy Playmate Patti McGuire
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176871
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connors, Jimmy
Dewey number
796
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV994.C66
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Connors, Jimmy
  • Tennis players
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life in tennis
Label
The outsider : a memoir, Jimmy Connors
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Out of the shadows -- Shaping an attitude -- Nothing would ever be the same again -- Lose like a man, win like a man -- The main locker room -- Nasty entertainment -- Love game -- Twin peaks -- Battle of the balls -- No one's cup of tea -- The point's not over 'til it's over -- Meeting my match -- Bjèorn again -- Back from the dead -- Cracks in the foundation -- House divided -- Road warrior -- Torment -- Resurrection -- Not dogging it -- A friend remembered -- Open heart -- My visit to the Big House -- Passion play
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 401 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061242991
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)777621111
Label
The outsider : a memoir, Jimmy Connors
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Out of the shadows -- Shaping an attitude -- Nothing would ever be the same again -- Lose like a man, win like a man -- The main locker room -- Nasty entertainment -- Love game -- Twin peaks -- Battle of the balls -- No one's cup of tea -- The point's not over 'til it's over -- Meeting my match -- Bjèorn again -- Back from the dead -- Cracks in the foundation -- House divided -- Road warrior -- Torment -- Resurrection -- Not dogging it -- A friend remembered -- Open heart -- My visit to the Big House -- Passion play
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 401 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061242991
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)777621111

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