Federer and Me

A Story of Obsession
Product Number: EB00620679
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501133954
Publisher: Atria Books
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Description

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.

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Author(s): William Skidelsky
Original Publish Date: May 03, 2016

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CD
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Author(s): William Skidelsky
Narrator(s): Ralph Lister
Product Number DD25065
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515904502
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Author(s): William Skidelsky
Narrator(s): Ralph Lister
Product Number Z100115564
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515924500

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