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The Outsider

A Memoir

By Jimmy Connors, 1952-

The Outsider is a no-holds-barred memoir by the original bad boy of tennis, Jimmy Connors.

Connors ignited the tennis boom in the 1970s with his aggressive style of play, turning his matches with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Ivan Lendl into prizefights. But it was his prolonged dedication to his craft that won him the public’s adoration. He capped off one of the most remarkable runs in tennis history at the age of 39 when he reached the semifinals of the 1991 U.S. Open, competing against players half his age.

More than just the story of a tennis champion, The Outsider is the uncensored account of Connors' life, from his complicated relationship with his formidable mother and his storybook romance with tennis legend Chris Evert, to his battles with gambling and fidelity that threatened to derail his career and his long-lasting marriage to Playboy playmate Patti McGuire.  

When he retired from tennis twenty years ago, Connors all but disappeared from public view. In The Outsider, he is back at the top of his game, and as feisty, outspoken, and defiant as ever.

This autobiography includes original color photographs from the author.

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9780061242991


Format: Book
Author: Connors, Jimmy, 1952-
Title: The outsider : a memoir / Jimmy Connors.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, c2013.
Subject: Connors, Jimmy, 1952- Tennis players -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 9780061242991
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Call Number: B Connors
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Bib Id: 435122

Format: Book
Author: Connors, Jimmy, 1952-
Title: The outsider : a memoir / Jimmy Connors.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, c2013.
Description: viii, 401 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Connors, Jimmy, 1952-
Subjects: Tennis players -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: bl2013013606
ISBN: 9780061242991
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Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: B Connors