The Outsider has ratings and reviews. BrokenTune said: Not much to say about this one: I have never been a big fan of Jimmy Connors and his aut. Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His book was no exception. He joined Bill Littlefield. I guarantee that after reading Jimmy Connors’ autobiography you will want to pick something up and smash it. A tennis ball to be precise, and.

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I was on the fence about giving it three or four stars, and if I were more of a tennis fan I probably would have rated it higher. Not only was his mom huge in his tennis career and much maligned his grandparents were too.

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His telling of his tale makes it hard to separate Connors the combative athlete, changing the game of tennis while flipping the world the bird, from the silly young man drinking Suave Bolla on his Hollywood veranda, dreaming of being a playboy.

But, he also reveals sides of his personality that many of his fans, myself included, were unaware. We were in love and we told ourselves that this was the right thing to do.

I gave this book 3 stars because it was like a train wreck and I just couldn’t stop watching the carnage. He also never apologized. With Connors you get what you see. Jun 15, Carol rated it it was amazing. Nijinsky, by Lucy Moore – review Julie Kavanagh.


In one respect I was lucky: Growing up in New Hampshire, I was drawn to Connors as the upstart from a small town catching the establishment by surprise. Trivia About The Outsider: My 14 requests for the new year Rod Liddle. The tireless ouysider of his mother with help from her parents cannot be understated and isn’t.

He writes with begrudging respect for John McEnroe but doesn’t pretend that they’re friendly. I loved getting a front row seat to both his tennis and personal world.

The Outsider: A Memoir by Jimmy Connors

This was Romania for the 1 percent, and Nasty was their superstar. He recalls his marriage proposal to his slightly long-suffering wife Patti, one of Hugh Hefner’s former Playmates of the Year, in the following terms, “Let’s go back to the hotel and make a baby. However, the one f The Outsider is truly a reflection of its author. I highly recommend this book to those of you were fans of the game of tennis during Connor’s era and anyone who enjoys a no-frills down to earth autobiography.

Instead, I was scheduled to play the second match on Centre Court, on opening day, against seventh-seeded Bob Hewitt.

Cut off his angles and be aggressive. The book has pages.

The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors – review

You know this is only going to lead to trouble. Connors’s grandmother, known as Two-Mom, had been a champion in their native East St Louis in the s; his mother, Gloria, had a few years on the national women’s circuit in America after the war, and had subsequently coached film stars in LA. Nadal taking ‘small steps forward’ after surgery 4d. Jun 17, Jenny T. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Chrissie wasn’t particularly happy about that and said she thought I should go ahead and bury the other woman.


More than once, for example, he tells his gentle reader to “fuck off”. I found this book which I listened to as an audiobook quite candid and exactly as I remember Jimmy Connors being Quiet — this is my book.

A Memoirand was asked if it was his mother planted the idea that he could become good enough to beat the best.

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It’s amazing to think he actually faults himself for nothing. I was gone, but at ooutsider Nasty and I were alive in the doubles. I was playing in too many singles matches by then, and I didn’t want to hang around stadiums all day long waiting for the late-night doubles.

When Pancho explained how much they wanted me there, I thought, why not?