Originally Posted by Texastennis
"All the good parts are out... so no need to read the book." That's not true either - what's out in extracts are highly selected and decontextualized very brief sections that have quite a different meaning in the context of the book.
People still carping have almost never read the book; people who have read it are almost all interested and engaged.
Count me among the latter, just finishing the audiobook download today. While all of us can carp about aspects of the man's life--he was, at times, churlish, unmotivated, prone to fabrications, and all told, by no means the greatest player of his time--the book, the narrative, is really pretty astounding. The book really has something to say
about his life, more so than merely recounting