RaveBooklistBeautifully written ... The memoir is strongest when Arnold weaves back and forth from her childhood years in Virginia to her visits with her father during his terminal illness, to her home life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Arnold masterfully captures the vulnerability of wading through grief with each step she takes toward self-discovery. This remarkable memoir will undoubtedly resonate with runners but equally so with children of divorce, new mothers, and those who have suffered the loss of a parent. An eloquent tribute to the complexity and vibrancy of a parent-child relationship.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
PositiveBooklist\"Written in lyrical prose with occasional references to visual arts... Phillips’ account is refreshingly analytical and observant of various nuances and tactics of the game, which he sees as a contest of “deception and surprise ... Seasoned tennis players and avid fans will enjoy reliving this year in the sport from the perspective of an astute observer.\
RaveBooklistWith exceptional wit and self-deprecating humor, he shares experiences ... Both recreational runners and competitors will undoubtedly identify with his observations and anecdotes about what draws people to the sport. His reflections on dealing with divorce and charting new beginnings will also engage readers in similar situations. Sagal is a compelling writer, and his story may well rouse some to get off the couch, lace up their sneakers, and get running.
RaveBooklistThis is a heart-wrenching, coming-of-age memoir by a talented athlete who is street-smart, lonely, and painfully broken ... A poetically written account by a resilient rebel who skillfully captures what it is like to feel the world through her skin.
RaveBooklistThe narrative thoroughly chronicles her family’s struggles and occasional strokes of luck, her experiences with multiple coaches, and the epic matches that have defined her career, including winning Wimbledon at age 17 against rival Serena Williams. Unstoppable is an inspiring memoir about coming-of-age within the elite tennis community and a tribute to the unconditional support from families and coaches who make success possible. Sure to satisfy longtime fans of women’s tennis.