PositiveSan Francisco ChronicleTwenty-five years after Ashe’s death, Raymond Arsenault, a professor of history at the University of South Florida, has written a thoroughly captivating biography ... Ashe was 49. He’d done so much in such a short time. As this book eloquently reveals, one can only wonder and shed at least one tear for what more he might have accomplished.
PositiveThe San Francisco ChronicleBut Seriously is a cocktail lounge chat, full of tales from McEnroe’s 21st century life, be it as Manhattan resident, father of six, husband of singer Patty Smyth, son of two driven parents, art collector, musical dabbler, TV movie guest and, most significantly, that rarity, a tennis player with cross-over cache ... The emeritus-like, world-weary sensibility of the Rolling Stones pervades this breezy book, from the literal friendships McEnroe has made with several members of the band to the figurative package McEnroe wraps himself in: tennis’ rock star, aging but still restless and intermittently up for a bristle with anyone from pushy fans to authority figures.