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Steffi Public Power Private Pain: Public Power, Private Pain (Virgin) Paperback – June 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Virgin
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Pub; Revised edition (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863699448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863699443
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,693,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Thottan on August 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
Being the craziest fan of Steffi, I was really thrilled to get a book on her. Reading it was a pleasure and brought back a lot of memories where I cried when she lost and I jumped with joy when she won. As far as her tennis carrier is concerned I can remember every bit of her victories and this book is perfect with dates and details. It hurts to know her private life is not as fanciful and bright as the great ladies 22 grand slams are. I wish somehow I could reach out to her and make her happy. The book is well written and not biased on any angle. Her anger and dissentment towards the press could only be best understood by people who have been tortured by the media. Her anger is justified cos after all she is human and needs her breathing space away from the lights of the cameras. All I have to say is Steffi is a great inspiration not only in terms of her Tennis but also as a good daughter, good sport and a good human being. Hats of to my "Shining Star"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
From a fan's point of view, the world of super sports stars seems to be full of glamour and glitz and one forgets that their is a humanness hidden beneath all the fables. This book was certainly unbiased on all counts. In fact, I felt rather sad because of the seemingly lost childhood and adolescence Steffi missed. The book made me feel that this was Steffi's destiny from the moment she could lift her father's tennis racket. Peter Graf latched onto a prodigy to carry on his unfulfilled dreams and ambitions. However, his extremeness in handling Steffi's career and lack of sensitivity in letting her just be a child certainly left its mark even today at 30 years old. Yes, he did in fact give her a career but somehow the 'everything in moderation' translation got loss in the shuffle. I thank God that Steffi is finally emerging from her cocoon, really enjoying her craft by learning to share it with others and reaching out to attain the happiness and contentment that has been so elusive throughout her life. This book makes you want to put your arm around her and tell her that all is well in the world and no matter what she does beyond the world of tennis is really okay as long as she is happy doing it. Lift your head high and go for it all, Steffi! You certainly have earned it!
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By A Customer on June 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
Being the craziest fan of Steffi, I was really thrilled to get a book on her. Reading it was a pleasure and brought back a lot of memories where I cried when she lost and I jumped with joy when she won. As far as her tennis carrier is concerned I can remember every bit of her victories and this book is perfect with dates and details. It hurts to know her private life is not as fanciful and bright as the great ladies 22 grand slams are. I wish somehow I could reach out to her and make her happy. The book is well written and not biased on any angle. Her anger and dissentment towards the press could only be best understood by people who have been tortured by the media. Her anger is justified cos after all she is human and needs her breathing space away from the lights of the cameras. All I have to say is Steffi is a great inspiration not only in terms of her Tennis but also as a good daughter, good sport and a good human being. Hats of to my "Shining Star"
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