Reviews for Tennis Confidential
"Paul Fein hits an ace with Tennis Confidential."
Pete Sampras,14-time Grand Slam champion
A must-read for tennis fans!''
Jon Saraceno, sports columnist, USA Today
PRAISE FROM TENNIS WEEK :
Briskly written, authoritative though not infallible (what is?),
Paul Fein's book is as informative as they come among contemporary
tennis compendiums. You have to be a long-toothed veteran to miss
here the nuanced expertise of writings on tennis. Fein has the writer's
facility to enliven his text with half-page boxes which he titles
"Fascinating Facts." They're fun... So do add Paul Fein's
book to your tennis bookshelves.
Edward T. Chase, Tennis Week
PRAISE FROM THE LIBRARY JOURNAL:
This informative and entertaining collection of previously published
features, essays, and interviews provides much to savor. A tennis
journalist for 20 years, Fein wishes "to give tennis lovers what
they relish" and he delivers.
His insights and high regard for the sport are evident as he covers
a wide range of topics. Features about former legends and today's
headliners are expertly written, and boxes filled with "Fascinating
Facts" are scattered throughout. Not every fact actually fascinates,
but some surely grab your attention, e.g. that 96 percent of the
estimated $20 million that Anna Kournikova earned in 1999 came from
Fein analyzes the sport's hot issues and controversies, including
equal prize money and the ranking debate. Ardent fans keenly aware
of the game's amazing all-time records will appreciate Fein's discussion
of how tennis generally pales in comparison to the promotional efforts
of other sports in these matters. These achievements should be proudly
publicized argues Fein, whose case is bolstered with a full accounting
of the game's most cherished records. His lively description of
the ten greatest matches in tennis history is a fitting end to a
book that would make an excellent addition to sports collections
in public libraries.
Editorial Review from the LIBRARY JOURNAL
by Howard Katz, New York
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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