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Federer and Me : A Story of Obsession (Hardcover) (William Skidelsky)

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In this wildly entertaining and informative memoir reminiscent of Nick Hornby’sFever Pitch—but for the world of tennis—one man recounts his all-consuming obsession with Roger Federer and delves into the fascinating history and evolution of this beloved sport.For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an all-consuming devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time.In this mesmerizing memoir, Skidelsky ponders what it is about the Swiss star that transfixes him and countless others. Skidelsky dissects the wonders of Federer’s forehand, reflects on his rivalry with Nadal, revels in his victories, and relives his most crushing defeats. But in charting his obsession, Skidelsky also weaves his own past into a captivating story that explores the evolution of modern tennis, the role of beauty in sports, and the psychology of fandom.Thought-provoking and beautifully written, Federer and Me is a frank, funny, and touching account of one fan’s life.
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Sports, Tennis
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: William Skidelsky
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 50613099
UPC: 9781501133930
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-1315
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