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You Cannot Be Serious
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date June 1, 2002
Pages 342
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399148583
ISBN-10 0399148582
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A no-holds-barred, intimate memoir by the bad boy of tennis describes his rise to success in the world of professional tennis, his controversial on-court behavior, his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth, and his current roles as father, tennis player, and TV commentator. 200,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John McEnroe was just an eighteen-year-old amateur from Queens when he stunned the tennis world by making it to the Wimbledon semifinals in 1977. He turned pro the following year after winning the NCAA singles title; three years later, he was ranked number one in the world. McEnroe dominated tennis in the eighties, winning three Wimbledon and four U.S. Open titles. His 1980 Wimbledon final match with Bjorn Borg is considered by many tennis experts to be the best match ever.

You Cannot Be Serious is McEnroe at his most personal, a no-holds-barred examination of contemporary tennis, his championship seasons, his cantankerous on-court behavior, his marriage to Tatum O'Neal, his current roles as a devoted father, husband to pop star Patty Smyth, senior tennis tour player, and controversial television commentator, and much more.

Funny, biting, close to the bone, this is exactly the book you'd expect-and want-from one of the most colorful figures of our time.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399148583 Book cover for 9780399196317
 
With Christoph J. Scriba, Jana Schreiber (other contributor), Peter Schreiber | from Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 2002)
9780399196317 | details & prices | List price $233.55
This edition also contains 5000 Jahre Geometrie: Mathematics in History and Culture
About: The author describes his rise to success in professional tennis, his controversial on-court behavior, his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth, and his current roles as father, tennis player, and TV commentator.
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from Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 2002)
9780399148583 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The author describes his rise to success in professional tennis, his controversial on-court behavior, his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth, and his current roles as father, tennis player, and TV commentator.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780425190081
 
Reprint edition from Berkley Pub Group (June 1, 2003)
9780425190081 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The author describes his rise to success in professional tennis, his controversial on-court behavior, his marriages to actress Tatum O'Neal and pop star Patty Smyth, and his current roles as father, tennis player, and TV commentator.

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