I read this book over the Christmas holdiays. I really liked this one. It went through the whole of Scanlon's career. Scanlon pulled no punches when giving his opinioin on other players, especially his nemisis John McEnroe. He has an entire chapter devoted to equipment, both new and old. The most interesting factoid that I garnered from this is that a wood racket usually lasted the pros about 3 to 5 weeks. Also of great interest to me was Scanlon's take on the frame he used. He used the Jack Kramer Auto, ProStaff, and one other variant. He said that all 3 frames were exactly the same and that he thought he couldn't pass a blindfold test with them. He said he played with all 3 during his career. I found this of particular interest in light of the things that are posted on these boards. I posted long ago that we "overthink" our equipment at our level and it appears that I may have actually gotten one thing right. Scanlon explains the WCT versus the ITF battle in great and interesting detail. He goes through the war that raged between the powers that ran tennis and how the ATP finally became a player in the running of the sport. He doesn't arrive at this conclusion, but I find it very interesting that once the ATP gained control of the sport and began to run it "right", interest from the fans began to wane and the tennis boom began to taper off. Scanlon talks about the driving force behind the tour, which is money. It's the same story for pros. It ain't about the money IF you have the money. Scanlon talks about the decisions he had to make regarding tournament play, how he was basically at the whim of his agents. I would recommend this book to anyone who played tennis in the 70s or has an interest in the dawn of the professional game as we know it today. This book was a really good read.