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You Can Quote Me On That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights And Zingers Paperback – January 1, 2005
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"Paul Fein hits another ace with You Can Quote Me On That."
"Paul Fein is tennis’s answer to John Bartlett. This exhaustive work belongs next to Bud Collins's encyclopedia on your tennis reference desk."
"Out of the mouths of tennis players comes Paul Fein’s wonderful, witty, profound, catty collection of quotations from a who’s who of tennis past and present."
"Paul Fein has collected many of the defining descriptions of the game and its players--things said in anger and awe, disappointment and desperation. To read this book is to visit tennis through the voices of its people."
"You Can Quote Me On That is as fascinating for its historical dimensions as its human revelations. It’s informative and entertaining."
"Started reading and couldn't stop and not just become I'm a tennis writer. There's a lot of wisdom inside and outside these lines. A fair bit of ignorance, too, which only makes the book more interesting. La Rochefoucauld and John Bartlett would have approved. These are maxims for the modern tennis fan."
"You'll laugh and learn when you read You Can Quote Me On That. The players' unfiltered words capture the dramas, rivalries, and passions that make tennis so entertaining and intriguing. This book is a keeper!"
"It's a must for both tennis cognoscenti and all those who enjoy a light and entertaining read."
"Paul Fein collects the most colorful tennis wit and wisdom through the ages in a book that offers inspiration, insight, and cover-to-cover laughs."
"Whether they’re glad or mortified to have said whatever, Paul Fein wasn’t going to let such good quotes get away from us."
"Irresistible reading . . . You Can Quote Me On That provides a fascinating commentary on a sport packed with human drama--a worth addition to anyone's tennis library."
"Paul Fein delivers the gems. . . . compelling."
"Longtime tennis journalist Paul Fein has compiled about 1,700 of the sport's best quotes, ranging from poignant observations to outrageous blasts from tennis stars and celebrities alike. The collection leaves no doubt that today's talent knows how to serve up a sound bite."
About the Author
Paul Fein is a renowned tennis journalist and author of Tennis Confidential: Today’s Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies (Brassey’s, Inc., 2002) and You Can Quote Me on That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights, and Zingers (Potomac Books, Inc., 2005). His articles have appeared in the United States and twenty-five foreign countries, and earned over twenty-five writing awards. Fein’s diverse tennis background includes being a top-ten sectional tournament player, satellite tournament founder and director, USPTA teaching pro, New England tournament consultant, cable TV commentator, and tennis club and council president. He lives in Agawam, Massachusetts.
Top customer reviews
would get this book and I could just borrow it. Finally I
gave up and purchased the book> What a WASTE OF MONEY!
I bought this book thinking there would be lots of interesting
quotes about the game of tennis. But what it has is lots of
quotes about being a professional tennis player on tour--and so
many of them are negative. I wanted to use the book to give me
quotes to share with young tennis players. NOTHING in the book
I would share with them! I really consider the money I spent on
this book a TOTAL WASTE!