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  • In this wildly entertaining and informative memoir reminiscent of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch--but set in the world of tennis--one man recounts his all-consuming obsession with Roger Federer and delves into the fascinating history of professional sports and fandom.For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an obsessive devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time.
  • Author(s): William Skidelsky
  • 272 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Sports

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"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Yellow Jersey Press"--T.p. verso.



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In this wildly entertaining and informative memoir reminiscent of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch--but set in the world of tennis--one man recounts his all-consuming obsession with Roger Federer and delves into the fascinating history of professional sports and fandom.For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an obsessive 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Sports
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: Paperback
Author: William Skidelsky
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 51874768
UPC: 9781501133947
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-3357
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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