But Seriously

But Seriously

He is one of the most controversial sportsmen in history and a legend of Open Era tennis. But after reaching the top of his game – what came next? A decade after his international number-one bestseller SERIOUS, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk.

Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a matchless commentator and analyst at Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments – with outspoken views on the modern game and its top players. He has continued to compete on the court, winning the ATP Champions Tour a record six times, and has travelled the globe to play in charity events. More surprising have been the calls from TV producers, inviting John to riff on his famous hot temper in cult shows such as 30 ROCK and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. And then there is his long-standing passion for American contemporary art.

In BUT SERIOUSLY John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from ex-champion to father, broadcaster and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection in an inspirational re-evaluation of what it means to be – and stay – successful.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Sport / Autobiography: Sport

On Sale: 29th June 2017

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781409147954

Reviews

He has proved an excellent commentator during big tournaments, as he'll remind us this fortnight at Wimbledon
THE SPECTATOR
McEnroe has forged a second career as an opinionated, well-informed and indeed pre-eminent commentator and analyst. But it should not be forgotten just how scintillating a player he was, especially on grass. For those with fond memories of those days, McEnroe provides some telling sketches of his old rivals
SUNDAY TIMES
McEnroe has established himself as perhaps the most distinctive voice in tennis punditry
OBSERVER
The one-time enfant terrible of the Centre Court has not mellowed with age if his recent pronoucements on Serena Williams are any measurement
RTE GUIDE
Who can forget the shouty bad boy, infamous for his temper! Now a respected elder statesman of tennis, his fascinating memoir reveals all
BEST
The tennis legend and TV pundit is rarely short of an opinion, and here he sounds off on modern art, rock stars, Richard Branson's Necker Island, guitar playing, Donald Trump, beer, the BBC and Adam Sandler. Oh yes, and tennis
MAIL ON SUNDAY
The follow up volume to 2002's best-selling Serious, and every bit as entertaining. McEnroe is just as brash and as opinionated as you might expect, but he has a saving grace: behind all the bluster, he seems to be a genuinely nice bloke
DAILY MAIL