But Seriously


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Back Bay Books
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

John McEnroe is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He has also managed a highly successful broadcasting career, and currently works for ESPN at Wimbledon and the US Open, NBC and Eurosport at the French Open, and the BBC at Wimbledon.

In addition, John is a father of six, an art collector, musician and businessman. He and his wife Patty Smyth live in Manhattan. He is the author of the bestselling memoir You Cannot Be Serious.


Praise for But Seriously

"A brutally honest memoir in which [McEnroe] writes with characteristic brazenness about the sport, broadcasting and fatherhood."--CBS News
"Tennis fans... will not be disappointed.... With his signature irreverence, tempered just a bit by age, McEnroe serves up a juicy, revealing look at how his tennis afterlife is playing out off the court."--Kirkus
"McEnroe has successfully commoditized the anger and artistry that made him one of the most charismatic champions in tennis history."--Joel Drucker, San Francisco Chronicle
"Vintage McEnroe... [he] appears nostalgic and even reflective on some of his past behavior and comments, especially when it comes to issues with his family.... the most tender and vulnerable moments in the book arrive when McEnroe writes about not being appreciative enough of his late father, his son Kevin's arrest for alleged cocaine possession (which turned out to be baking soda) and his own battles with drug use."--Kelyn Soong, The Washington Post
"[McEnroe] is brutally honest about his mellowing life and his ever-evolving career in this second entertaining literary foray."--The Winnipeg Free Press
"An entertaining account of his life."--Toronto Star
Praise for You Cannot Be Serious

"An autobiography that's as gloriously colorful as [John McEnroe] is."--San Diego Union-Tribue