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Offline val

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So, What Books Do You Recommend?
« on: February 14, 2005, 08:14:58 AM »
This winter I've been reading Maximum Tennis by Nick Saviano and Play Better Tennis in 2 Hours by Oscar Wegman.  What are your opinions of them, and is there anything else you'd recommend?

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So, What Books Do You Recommend?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 08:21:40 AM »
I have not read too many tennis books.  I did like "The Inner Game of Tennis" though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 08:32:51 AM »
I read a good one a while back by Dr. Jim Loehr but don't recall the name of it.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 01:47:30 PM »
Well, you didn't say "tennis" books, so I'm going to cheat.  :)~

ANGELS & DEMONS, Dan Brown
SPLIT SECOND, David Baldacci
DIFFERENT SEASONS, Stephen King

These are the last books I've read/am reading but each author has other books that I'd actually recommend. Of course there's little time for optional reading these days.

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 06:52:51 PM »
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace, contains a journal type essay that he wrote at the US Open qualifiers, I think.  He's a smart guy and loves tennis.

If you're really ambitious, Infinite Jest is also by Wallace and there's a lot about tennis in there, though in the form of fiction.

Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathon Lethem.  A guy so good that he makes you wonder if it's even worth writing.  It's told in the first person and about a mafia hitman with tourette's syndrome.  David Foster Wallace on lithium is what Lethem is.  Hemingway to Foster's Faulkner.

The Physics of Star Trek.  Using Star Trek as a reference point, a physics professor talks about science.  Is beaming possible?  What about warp drive?  Find out in this book.

You've Gotta Be Kidding Me?  Johnny Mac.  Get some insight into the mind of an egotistical maniac.  An excuse for every loss he's ever suffered.  Good stuff though.  Though he doesn't talk about his cocaine habit.  Hehehe.

Tell you the truth, I'm still waiting for the tennis instructional book I totally love.