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  1. erik_PS95

    erik_PS95 New User

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    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?

    TIA

    Erik
     
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    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.
     
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  3. erik_PS95

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    ^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...
     
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    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.
     
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  5. erik_PS95

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    ^I can read Spanish.
     
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  6. AlexP

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    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!
     
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