Your Most Fascinating Book of 2010!!

Guys, what book have you read this year that fascinated you and caused some new ideas and views? I am starved for some good books to read!
 

Larrysümmers

Hall of Fame
i think it was called Racquet Art i think. i was a book for teaching pros and rec players on how to coach/play better. it was made a long time ago. the thing that gets me is how now our eastern grip was extreme, and how men should use rackets 13-14 oz and women should use 12-13oz racquets. and that i thought back in the day it was all about S&V, thats what ive heard from around the boards, but in the book it was talking more of how baseline play is the key of winning.
 
i think it was called Racquet Art i think. i was a book for teaching pros and rec players on how to coach/play better. it was made a long time ago. the thing that gets me is how now our eastern grip was extreme, and how men should use rackets 13-14 oz and women should use 12-13oz racquets. and that i thought back in the day it was all about S&V, thats what ive heard from around the boards, but in the book it was talking more of how baseline play is the key of winning.
Im gonna check that one out , good suggestion.
 

Polaris

Hall of Fame
"The Music of the Primes" - Marcus du Sautoy.

A magnificent book about mathematicians who tried to unravel the mysteries of prime numbers. Highly recommended, and definitely an eye-opener.
 

LameTennisPlayer

Professional
"The Music of the Primes" - Marcus du Sautoy.

A magnificent book about mathematicians who tried to unravel the mysteries of prime numbers. Highly recommended, and definitely an eye-opener.
oh cool, thanks, i might have a look for it..... sounds fascinating
 
"The Music of the Primes" - Marcus du Sautoy.

A magnificent book about mathematicians who tried to unravel the mysteries of prime numbers. Highly recommended, and definitely an eye-opener.
Seems like a good read. If you are into eyeopeners check the one i just finished reading, its a true SHOCKER.. ' Merchants Of Doubt'.
 

SlapShot

Hall of Fame
Without a doubt the best book I read this year was "Unequal Protection" by Thom Hartmann. It delves into the way that corporations achieved "personhood" and what that has done to the rights originally bestowed upon "natural persons" by the founding fathers.

Fantastic read, and full of very well supported arguments.
 

Greg

Rookie
My favorite book of the year will make me look like a snob, but I thoroughly enjoyed David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. The book is difficult to describe. In includes allusions to Hamlet, dangling carrots, what entertainment means to Americans, addiction, obsession, and using these addictions and obsessions to make up for our inability to properly communicate, and much, much more. As in, the book is around 1,000 pages long, and there's another 300 pages of footnotes on top of that.

It's a gigantic book, but if you're into serious/nerdy literature, it's definitely worth a look.
 
Without a doubt the best book I read this year was "Unequal Protection" by Thom Hartmann. It delves into the way that corporations achieved "personhood" and what that has done to the rights originally bestowed upon "natural persons" by the founding fathers.

Fantastic read, and full of very well supported arguments.

I am gonna read that one. Seems great . If you like books that have solid arguments to back their stories and are relevant to the time we live in and to the benefit of our future try ' Merchants Of Doubt' by Oreskes and Conway.
 

Sox Fan

New User
My favorite book of the year will make me look like a snob, but I thoroughly enjoyed David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. The book is difficult to describe. In includes allusions to Hamlet, dangling carrots, what entertainment means to Americans, addiction, obsession, and using these addictions and obsessions to make up for our inability to properly communicate, and much, much more. As in, the book is around 1,000 pages long, and there's another 300 pages of footnotes on top of that.

It's a gigantic book, but if you're into serious/nerdy literature, it's definitely worth a look.
DFW was a fan of tennis as well. Google "Federer as religious experience - david foster wallace".

Infinite Jest took me forever to read about 10 years ago. Completely original and difficult.
 

Agassi-Fan

Rookie
I am just about finsihed with Patrick McEnroe's book, "Hardcourt Confidential." I thought it was a good book and I would recomend it to anyone who looks to know behind the scende details to the pro grame.

I thought it was intresting how he agreed with Agassi and said how Sampras is very cheap and to the this day is alllll about the money. Thats why he won't go work for the USTA...not enough $$$ to have Sampras on staff. Time to come off your pedistal sir!
 

dParis

Hall of Fame
Just finished 'Merchants of Doubt'..

Great book!
Seems like a good read. If you are into eyeopeners check the one i just finished reading, its a true SHOCKER.. ' Merchants Of Doubt'.
I am gonna read that one. Seems great . If you like books that have solid arguments to back their stories and are relevant to the time we live in and to the benefit of our future try ' Merchants Of Doubt' by Oreskes and Conway.
:roll:

Have you, by any chance, read 'Merchants Of Doubt'?

Your borderline spamming suggests that you doubt the other members here are capable of reading and/or comprehending your simple post. How do you expect them to understand your suggested Oreskes and Conway tome? If you are so fascinated with this book, why did you 'forget' to mention it in your OP?
 

atatu

Legend
The Lost City of Z - A tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann. Easy to read, very interesting, and historical.
 
:roll:

Have you, by any chance, read 'Merchants Of Doubt'?

Your borderline spamming suggests that you doubt the other members here are capable of reading and/or comprehending your simple post. How do you expect them to understand your suggested Oreskes and Conway tome? If you are so fascinated with this book, why did you 'forget' to mention it in your OP?

No worries mate.
Sorry but the book is such piece of great investigative work that it is well worth a read.The facts in it are well supported and its an effort few have time to make . Transparency at its most beneficial IMO.
 
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