Serious - John McEnroe; James Kaplan;Little, Brown, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned and a slight wave to the same.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The statistics speak for themselves. Seventy-seven singles titles. Seventy-seven doubles titles. Seven times a Grand Slam champion. Five times a Davis Cup winner. World number one for four consecutive years. A performance in the 1984 Wimbledon final — the 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 destruction of Jimmy Connors — that is widely seen as the most flawless of the modern era. John McEnroe made waves from his very first Wimbledon in 1977. An eighteen-year-old qualifier from Queens, New York, he stunned the tennis world by reaching the semi-finals, and shocked it with his on-court behaviour. When McEnroe kicked his tennis racket in the quarter-finals, he found himself booed for the first time — and loved it. What followed was a double act of technique and temperament that set the sport alight: SuperMac, the sublime, unorthodox genius, whose 1980 Wimbledon duel with Bjorn Borg — including THAT tie-break — was as breathtaking as it was unforgettable; Superbrat, the foul-mouthed fireball, furiously yelling at officials, fans, players and himself alike. SERIOUS chronicles the astonishing story of the tennis star whose stardom transcended tennis: the outsider status that made McEnroe friends with Keith Richards and Jack Nicholson; his stormy marriage to Tatum O’Neal; his forays into the worlds of art and rock music; and his arrival as one of the most astute sports commentators around.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 346 pages.