The sensational autobiography of Britain’s new tennis superstar. In his own words for the first time, Andy Murray will talk about the long, testing and sometimes difficult path to superstardom. Temperamental, gifted, passionate, and fiery, Murray is the new face of tennis and a role model to a whole generation.
Andre Agassi - Open
A teniszvilág felháborodással fogadta az önéletrajzi művet, amelyben Agassi karrierjének legsötétebb eseményeiről, többek között droghasználatáról és azzal kapcsolatos hazugságáról is beszámolt. A sporttörténelem egyik legkedveltebb sportolója és az egyik legtehetségesebb ember, aki teniszpályára lépett. De kevesen tudják, hogy Andre Agassi kora gyermekkora óta gyűlölte a teniszt. Még a bölcsőben biztatgatták, hogy csapjon az ütővel, később arra kényszerítették, hogy általános iskolás korában több száz labdát üssön el naponta, Agassi rosszul viselte az állandó nyomást, bár tehetséges volt, ez a belső konfliktus rányomja bélyegét az egész életére. Gyönyörű, felejthetetlen önéletrajzában Agassi elmondja élettörténetét, amelyet folyamatos konfliktusok kereteznek, egy olyan élettörténetet, amely az önpusztítás és a maximalizmus között egyensúlyozik.
Rafael Nadal - John Carlin - Rafa: Az én történetem
Korunk legkiválóbb sportolójának feltáró önéletrajza. Bepillantás egy bajnok születésének lenyűgöző titkaiba. Most először nyílik meg egy karizmatikus, mégis végtelenül zárkózott ember. A könyv Nadal gyermekkorát, teniszezővé válását és elképesztő pályafutását mutatja be. A történet mindenkori otthonából, Mallorcáról a centerpálya öltözőjébe viszi az olvasót, miközben Rafa őszintén és részletesen elmeséli, mekkora nyomást jelent a világ legnagyszerűbb tenisztornáján versenyezni. Emlékezetes sikerekről és kudarcokról mesél a John McEnroe által "a történelem legnagyobb teniszmeccsének" nevezett 2008-as wimbledoni döntő győzelmétől a sportbeli dominanciáját oly gyakran fenyegető sérüléseken át egészen addig, míg 2010-ben ő lett a profi kor legfiatalabb játékosa, aki karrier Grand Slamet szerzett. A könyvből erőt és motivációt meríthet mindenki, függetlenül attól, hogy érdeklődik-e a tenisz iránt. A Nadal család és a hozzájuk tartozó barátok, valamint a csapat tagjai egytől egyig olyan mentalitással élő és dolgozó emberek, akiknek az összetartása, elkötelezettsége és egymás iránti hűsége egyedülálló. Ennek a háttérnek köszönheti, hogy kibontakozhatott a tehetsége. A könyv tehát nemcsak Rafáról, hanem az ő kivételes, támogató közegének a szereplőiről is szól. Személyes és minden ízében olyan izgalmas történetet kapunk, mint amilyen ő maga.
Andy Murray - Seventy-Seven
Andy Murray is one of Britain's best loved athletes. On the 7th July 2013 he became the first British man to lift the Wimbledon trophy for 77 years. His new book, Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven, will take us on a personal journey through his career. Focusing on the last two dramatic years, he will share with us his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allow us a glimpse into his world - his intense training regime, his close-knit team and his mental and physical battle to get to the very top. This beautiful and very personal book will be a stunning celebration of Andy's career so far.
Stephen Fry - Moab is My Washpot
A number one bestseller in Britain that topped the lists there for months, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for. Since his PBS television debut in the Blackadder series, the American profile of this multitalented writer, actor and comedian has grown steadily, especially in the wake of his title role in the film Wilde, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and his supporting role in A Civil Action. Fry has already given readers a taste of his tumultuous adolescence in his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, and now he reveals the equally tumultuous life that inspired it. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, criminal conviction and imprisonment to emerge, at the age of eighteen, ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is a brilliantly idiosyncratic character who continues to attract controversy, empathy and real devotion. This extraordinary and affecting book has "a tragic grandeur that lifts it to classic status," raved the Financial Times in one of the many ecstatic British reviews. Stephen Fry's autobiography, in turns funny, shocking, sad, bruisingly frank and always compulsively readable, could well become a classic gay coming-of-age memoir.
Mark Hodgkinson - Andy Murray, Champion
When Andy Murray finally overcame Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller to secure the 2012 US Open, it was a dream fulfilled for the man from Dunblane. After four previous defeats in Grand Slam finals, Murray had finally achieved what no British man had managed since the 1930s. But the story of how he got there was just as compelling as the final itself, with as many twists and turns along the way. Writer Mark Hodgkinson has been covering that story since the start - he was actually the first person to interview Murray for a national newspaper back in 2004, and has worked closely with Judy Murray in the past. In Andy Murray: Champion, Hodgkinson explains how Murray first emerged as a tennis player of true quality, and how his rivalry with his brother Jamie spurred him on. He looks at the close relationship Murray has with his mother, and the various coaches who haved worked with him to assess their influence on his game. In a hugely competitive era of tennis, with Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all counted to be among the greatest tennis players of all time, Murray has earned the right to be ranked alongside them all - and this book explains how and why he has done so, becoming a true national sporting icon in the process.
Stephen Fry - The Fry Chronicles
“I am English. Tweedy. Pukka. Confident. Establishment. Self-assured. In charge. That is how people like to see me, be the truth never so variance… In fact, I am chronically overmastered by a sense of failure, underachievement and a terrible knowledge that I have betrayed, abused or neglected the talents that nature bestowed upon me… Are you not prey to all those things also? I do hope so… I am surely describing nothing more than the fears, dreads and neuroses we all share? No? More or less? Mutatis mutandis? All things being equal? Oh, please say yes.”
Tom Daley - My Story
Enter the enthralling world of Olympian Tom Daley. Tom had hearts in mouths when he dived at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where he won two gold medals. He is one of Britain's gleaming hopes for gold at the London 2012 Olympics. But there is also a heartbreaking and inspiring story of a young athlete coping with the death of his father whilst under the glare of the world's media spotlight. In this, Tom's first official memoir, he offers unprecedented access to the pressures, challenges and fascinating experiences of a world-class Olympian. From his day-to-day schedule, to his hobbies and family life, to sharing his hopes and dreams in the build up to the London Olympics, this book offers a unique chance to get close to Tom. Featuring exclusive photography and published simultaneously as a hardback and enhanced e-book, this will be the ultimate book for the 2012 Olympics.
W. Timothy Gallwey - The Inner Game of Tennis
The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played.
Lewis Hamilton - My Story
'My story is, I hope, an inspirational read for those who want to find out what it takes to get to the top. 'It's about the amazing (and challenging!) start to my Grand Prix racing career. It has snapshots of my family and my early experiences as a child and in karts. And it's an inside view of the cool world of Formula One. It's my story, fully updated, and in my own words. 'Shoot... it really has been unbelievable!'
Nick Hornby - Fociláz
A Fociláz-at minden idők legjobb focikönyveként reklámozták az angolok (szegények, nem olvasták a Ferencvárosi koktél-t, a Pálya szélén-t, a Termelési regény-t, de holtversenyes első helyről azért lehet szó); Nick Hornbyról pedig, aki ezzel - az első könyvével! - egy csapásra az angol próza élvonalába ugrott, egyik méltatója azt írta: "Hornby az első profi szezonjában bejátszotta magát az angol válogatottba." "A Fociláz arról szól, mit jelent szurkolónak lenni" - írja Hornby a könyv elején, amit talán úgy pontosíthatnánk: "mit jelent mindenre elszánt, rajongó, megszállott szurkolónak, arsenalkoholistá-nak lenni". Nem mintha Hornby titkolná szenvedélyének patologikus mélységeit, éppen ellenkezőleg: lefegyverző őszinteséggel beszél a futball okozta gyötrelmeiről és ritka, de akkor annál orgazmikusabb gyönyöreiről, és közben szerelmesen s mégis okosan, szellemesen ír magáról a futballról is - nagy meccsekről, nagy játékosokról, nagy szurkolókról, s mindarról a szennyről is, amely sajnálatos kísérőjelensége az emberiség legnépszerűbb játékának. De a Fociláz sokkal több is ennél; ahogy egyik angol méltatója írta: "lenyűgöző tanulmány a megszállottságról, a családról, a férfiasságról, az osztály-hovatartozásról, az identitásról, a lojalitásról, a depresszióról és az örömről... Hornbynak az angol íróválogatottban a helye."
Sherry Bosley - Toepicks, Cadaver Dogs, and Sports with No Balls
Sherry Bosley is a columnist whose insights of the skating years with her daughter, a former Team USA member, have entertained mandy. Follow her on a journey that has negotiated customs with crystal encrusted costumes, debated accountants who questioned disposable cash ventures, and sought the "right" competitive music, even in WaWa. Bosley offers a laugh-out-loud chronicle that has been compared to the musings of Bombeck, Evanovich and Ephron.
David Lagercrantz - Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Ez vagyok én, Zlatan Ibrahimović
A könyvet a családomnak és a barátaimnak ajánlom, és mindenkinek, aki figyelemmel kísérte, hogyan alakul a sorsom, és kitartott mellettem jóban és rosszban. Ajánlom azoknak a gyerekeknek, bárhol is éljenek a világon, akik kilógnak a sorból, akik úgy érzik, hogy mások, mint a többiek, és akiket tévesen ítélnek meg. Nincsen azzal semmi baj, ha valaki más, mint a többiek. És nincs annál fontosabb, hogy higgyetek magatokban. Számomra ez volt a megoldás, bármilyen helyzetbe kerültem.
Jamie Carragher - Carra
For the Anfield faithful, Jamie Carragher represents everything that is great about Liverpool Football Club, prompting the fans to sing "we all dream of a team of Carraghers." The club's vice-captain, longest-serving player, and one of a select band of players to have made more than 500 appearances for the Reds, Carra never gives less than 100 percent. Here, the Liverpool defender takes us deep into the heart of Anfield, into the club's past glories and its uncertain future. Carra shares his views on the England team and tells why he rejected calls from both Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello to return to the international fold. Full of sensational stories and controversial opinions, of glory and heartbreak on and off the pitch, this is a soccer book unlike any other.
Scott Jurek - Steve Friedman - Eat and Run
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 1/2 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so. In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical advice—including his own favorite plant-based recipes—Eat and Run will motivate everyone to “go the distance,” whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential
Jennifer Worth - Call the Midwife
Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings, but also because of what they were expected to endure. But while Jennifer witnessed brutality and tragedy, she also met with amazing kindness and understanding, tempered by a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were truly stranger, more poignant and more terrifying than could ever be recounted in fiction. Attached to an order of nuns who had been working in the slums since the 1870s, Jennifer tells the story not only of the women she treated, but also of the community of nuns (including one who was accused of stealing jewels from Hatton Garden) and the camaraderie of the midwives with whom she trained. Funny, disturbing and incredibly moving, Jennifer's stories bring to life the colourful world of the East End in the 1950s.
Graeme Obree - Flying Scotsman
Graeme Obree's story begins with a tough upbringing in the Ayrshire valleys, where he found his escape by taking to the roads on his bike. But amidst the record attempts, media feeding frenzy and thrilling head-to-head duels with Chris Boardman, Graeme was fighting another battle. In this book, he recounts his biggest battle against depression.
Jimmy Burns - Maradona (angol)
Diego Maradona, is arguably the greatest and certainly the most widely-known footballer of the modern age. During his tempestuous career he played for top clubs in South America and Europe, and was a central figure in four World Cups. With the fortunes he has earned from sponsorship and transfer deals, he personified football, both as popular sport and big business. Jimmy Burns pursued his research in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining access to Maradona's inner circle, and to other key witnesses, such as players, managers, trainers, doctors and officials. The result is a story straddling the international scene, from the slums of Buenos Aires, where Maradona was born, to the huge stadiums of the United States from where, in 1994, he was ignobly expelled after undergoing a positive drugs test. In his rise to fame - and notoriety - Maradona played for some of the world's greatest teams: Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona. He scored some brilliant goals - and cheated with others. He provoked fans into a mass hysteria of adulation, and his enemies into sinister campai. Now, as coach of Argentina, he is leading the country into the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This new edition brings the story of Maradona completely up to date.
Peter Phelps - Sex without Madonna
Former soapie star and award-winning actor Peter Phelps when he left home to make it big in Hollywood, Place of Dreams. Or so he thought. This is his story. 'My debut on American TV screen came in a vision of green and white stripes in a gorgeous ensemble of crotch-hugging nylon swimming cossies and a nipple-revealing tank top, complete with peroxide hair and spray on tan. It wasn't quite like the big time yet.’ Not by a long way as he was soon to find out: ‘Dear Peter, we are loving your work. We feel, though, that with so much outdoor action and the physical stunts you are obviously performing yourself, you may want to lose a few pounds. Also it has been suggested you throw in a few more “g’days”.’ After ‘Baywatch’, Peter experimented with guns 'n' rodeos in the Wild West, discovered what it was like to be the only English speaking actor on location in Venezuela, and travelled to darkest Czechoslovakia for his first lead role in a US film. He met some of Hollywood's biggest players, befriended a bag lady who lived out of a shopping trolley, and lived with a lover who kept a loaded .357 Magnum under her pillow. He never once lost his sense of humour.
Marilyn Monroe - My Story
Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand." The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon—-from the unique perspective of the icon herself.