"Cliff Richey brings to you an insight that will benefit not only those that battle depression, but people that face difficulties every day. A champion in every sense of the word, Cliff puts you on and off the court with his challenges. A must read for all." Johnny Bench, member, Baseball Hall of Fame
"An inspiring story of how a man can still make meaning out of even the most savage and unrelenting depression . . . an entertaining yet serious read." Psychology Today
"The Richeys inspired a whole generation of kids to believe in themselves and strive for excellence. Cliff's story gives people hope when life has dealt them darkness." Lynn Rutland, executive director, MHMR
"Cliff Richey approaches his recovery from depression with great passion and determination. He provides hope and understanding through this powerful memoir." Lynn Lasky Clark, president and CEO, Mental Health America of Texas
"Enlightening, highly entertaining, extremely informative, humorous, oftentimes melancholy and downright gross at times." San Angelo Standard Times
"Real men do get depressioneven champion athletes. Cliff’s story is an inspiration to all those who are battling mental illnesses and a wake-up call to the public." Jackie Shannon, past president, The National Alliance on Mental Illness
About the Author
Cliff Richey was ranked the number-one professional tennis player in the United States in 1970, the most valuable player of the victorious 1970 U.S. Davis Cup team, and has won 45 tournament titles over the span of a 26-year career. He currently plays on the celebrity golf tour and organizes charity tournaments to raise mental health awareness. He lives in San Angelo, Texas. Hilaire Richey Kallendorf, PhD, is an associate professor of Hispanic studies at Texas A&M University and the author of Conscience on Stage and Exorcism and Its Texts. She lives in College Station, Texas. Jimmy Connors is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all-time. He won five U.S. Open singles titles and stands alone as the only player to win the U.S. title on three different surfaces (grass, clay, and hard court). He was No. 1 in the world for 263 weeks.