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08-31-2007, 09:25 AM
Could anyone recommend a good book about the life of touring pro?
I am interested in the expenses area, traveling, trainer, coaches, lodging, entering tournaments, etc.
Does JB's book "breaking back" have anything on this topics?



08-31-2007, 09:35 AM
Blake's book is pretty superficial about life on the circuit. Actually, it's a bit superficial about a lot of his life -- the type and margins are big and it's practically double-spaced. This book would have been about 100 pages if they printed it normally.

Spadea's book "Break Point" is a little better for a look at life on the tour, although it's not exactly inspirational like Blake's.

09-05-2007, 12:22 PM
^thanks for your suggestion....but is that all? not sure about Spadea's rapping and Blake's Brokeback mountain book, there's gotta be something better out there...

09-05-2007, 12:25 PM
I've read some books written in the 90's about touring and insides to the grand slams, they were pretty interesting. But in a different language.

09-05-2007, 12:27 PM
^I can read Spanish.

09-05-2007, 01:13 PM
Russian. The books are often written by other European former masters of sports though so you might be able to find them. I googled them and there are a few online but in english - I don't know, seems like the top 1,000,000 searches is going to be online bookstores.

Good luck!