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Unstoppable: My Life So Far Hardcover – September 12, 2017
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“'Maria Sharapova’s Unstoppable May Just Be the Best Part of Her Comeback Tour.' . . . This is the bildungsroman of a controversial champion, a portrait of the athlete as an uncommonly driven young woman . . . It’s also a Horatio Alger–worthy tale of rags to riches, with a slightly nihilistic Russian twist. . . ” ―Julia Felsenthal, Vogue
"Everybody ought to read it.” ―Pam Shriver, tennis champion and ESPN commentator
"A fascinating and well-written (with the help of Vanity Fair journalist Rich Cohen) insight into her struggles, triumphs, obsession with Williams, Russian pessimism and the roots of that famous haughtiness." ―Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian
"Fiercely honest . . . a refreshing look at the tennis superstar’s rags-to-riches story." ―Hamptons
"The surprisingly compelling Unstoppable is at its best when recounting Sharapova’s fraught early life . . . It’s apt that Sharapova recruited non-fiction master Rich Cohen as her collaborator here. It’s Cohen’s polish that elevates Unstoppable." ―David Shaftel, The Financial Times
“A determined journey from the bitter cold and desolation of Siberia to the warm (at times burning) glow of international superstardom . . . All the big matches are relived in a speedy, engaging way, and her prose exudes confidence as she describes her ability to dominate her peers on the tour and how she came to be considered one of the greatest female players of the game. Her writing becomes more vulnerable, frustrated, and interesting when she explores her struggles with Serena Williams." ―Geoffrey Gray, Bookforum
"An inspiring memoir . . . Sure to satisfy longtime fans of women’s tennis." ―Booklist
"Insightful . . . Sharapova’s eloquent self-awareness provides a rare glimpse into the disorienting push and pull of a famous athlete’s life." ―Publishers Weekly
"Remarkable . . . An impressive immigration tale, an inspiring coming-of-age narrative, and a host of useful advice on navigating celebrity culture. Sharapova demonstrates consistent dedication and impressive wisdom for her age." ―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Born in Nyagan, Russia, Maria Sharapova moved to the United States when she was six years old. At seventeen, Sharapova beat Serena Williams to win Wimbledon. She reached the number-one world ranking at eighteen, and has held that ranking a number of times since. To date, she has won five Grand Slams. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California.
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This book was no exception. I absolutely loved it. Her father’s belief in her from such a young age—along with her incredible talent and hard work--helped propel her towards greatness. How fascinating to learn about the trials and tribulations they both overcame before anyone knew the name “Sharapova.”
Maria seemed to be a complex character, unconcerned with being popular with the others on the tennis circuit. I loved hearing about her rivalry with Serena and some of the other players. But I especially loved learning about how she bridged two cultures (Russia and the US) and how things were when she and her father were starting out and overcoming all of the many obstacles life threw at them.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
But this argument by itself does not make the book great, because this was also the topic of Andre Agassi's autobiography(which is also a great book). What makes this book great is also the portrayal of the tennis parent, the efforts that the parent has to do, the struggle implied. Putting all the trust and all your life in the hands of your kid. It might seem opportunistic and it might be, but it also require a lot of courage.
The writing is not something wow, it is just normal. The events are linear, the approach is interesting because seems like it is trying to present in an objective way something that by definition is subjective.
Overall, it is a nice reading, it can put you through a lot of emotions.
I knew the doping issue is a trap since the news released. As I have followed Maria's tennis news and the way she dealt with the win and lose since she raised her first Wimbledon trophy. How she faced the whole unfortunate, I really salute to her.
Her love life is not smooth at all but she learned how to deal with people relationships from there. Her relationship with Dimitrov, I still think is a pity. I love to see them together. Handsome guy with pretty lady, what a fairy tale.
I love Maria even more after reading "Unstoppable". Maria, keep going, never stop. God will take care of the trouble. You will have many more Grand Slam trophies to raise.
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