Reviews of Tennis Quotes
"Paul Fein hits another
ace with You Can Quote Me on That."
fourteen-time Grand Slam singles champion
"If you want a wide variety of tennis talk gathered in one place, this is the book for you."
- TENNIS Magazine
"Started reading and couldn't stop and not just become
I'm a tennis writer. There's a lot of wisdom inside and
outside these lines. A fair bit of ignorance, too, which
only makes the book more interesting. La Rochefoucauld
and John Bartlett would have approved. These are maxims
for the modern tennis fan."
Clarey, tennis writer,
International Herald Tribune and New York Times
"An amusing read for any tennis fan interested in great quips, zingers, and even insights."
-Peter Bodo, Tennis.com
"Though tennis may be a game of errors,
occasionally someone hits a clean winner, and that is
certainly the case with Paul Fein's new book You
Can Quote Me On That. Fein, one of the world's top
tennis journalists for over two decades, has served
up an ace with this collection of nearly 1700 entertaining,
educational and thought-provoking quotes from the games
greatest personalities and legends. This is not just
a series of witty one-liners. From Bill Tilden up through
Serena Williams, Fein has put together a treasure chest
of quotes cleverly arranged to give us an inside look
at the world's greatest game, its issues and those who
make it special."
Greg Moran, TennisServer.com
"Paul Fein is tennis' answer to John
Bartlett. This exhaustive work belongs next to Bud
Collins' encyclopedia on your tennis reference desk.
Covering a sport that, collectively, doesn't mince many
words, Fein has produced an entertaining compendium
of memorable lines. Beyond the digs, the cute bon mots,
and the malaprops, the real strength of this work is
its depth quotes spanning more than a century
that offer a window into different eras. Unlike the
various chicken littles who bemoaned the "fad" of the
two-handed backhand, we'll happily go on record as predicting
that Fein's work will endure."
-Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated
and SI.com tennis writer
"Out of the mouths of tennis players
comes Paul Fein's wonderful, witty, profound, catty collection
of quotations from a who's who of tennis past and present."
former editor of Tennis magazine
" 'I'm not backing down from anybody,'
Lleyton Hewitt once said. 'You don't play this game
to win. You play to kill people out there.'
Hewitt's memorable confession is one of more than 1700
quotes by, or about, tennis players, and collected by
the game's most indefatigable researcher, America's
Paul Fein. They are published in a book titled You
Can Quote Me on That Tennis's Greatest Quips,
Insights, and Zingers.
Divided into 35 chapters, ranging from Life on the Tour
to Love Affairs and Sex and the Singles Player, the
book makes irresistible reading.
You Can Quote Me on That provides a fascinating
commentary on a sport packed with human drama
a worthy addition to anyone's tennis library."
-Australian Tennis Magazine
"If only fans knew how hard it is to squeeze a clever quote out of tennis players, most of whom equate the interview room with a 15-minute visit to jail. Thank goodness for Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, and Billie Jean King, who never held anything back and turned phrases as easily as they hit winners. And thanks now to Paul Fein for collecting the most colorful tennis wit and wisdom through the ages in a book that offers inspiration, insight and cover-to-cover laughs."
-Steve Wilstein, Associated Press sports columnist and tennis writer
"Paul Fein has collected many of
the defining descriptions of the game and its players-things
said in anger and awe, disappointment and desperation.
To read this book is to visit tennis through the voices
of its people."
TV tennis analyst and
the 1977 French Open mixed doubles
"Tennis is cluttered with many a forgettable
quote. Fortunately, in his new more than readable book,
You Can Quote Me On That: Greatest Tennis Quips,
Insights, and Zingers, Paul Fein delivers the gems
in a wide-ranging mix of comments and quips.... Tennis
mirrors life with some precision, and in Fein's compelling
collection we learn about everything and nothing: 'The
entertainment world,' says former pro Iva Majoli, 'is
like the tennis circuit. When you win, you are the most
beautiful, smart person in the world. When you lose,
though, you are nothing.' Throughout Fein's easy-read
collection, we get intriguing reflections on life's
little issues change, war, peace and love. "
-Inside Tennis magazine
"Witticisms, insults and locker-room trivia are rarer in a player's post-match press conference than a Brit in the second round, so feast upon Paul Fein's new collection."
-Daily Telegraph (UK)
"You Can Quote Me on That is as fascinating for
its historical dimensions as its human revelations. It's
informative and entertaining."
Head National Coach, Tennis Canada
"Someone used to say, teasing our bad habits as journalists: 'Never spoil a good story with the truth.' But Paul Fein respects his readers so much that he decided this time to take absolutely no risks, collecting instead real interviews of the past and the present in order to write an anthology of the most interesting tennis quotes which nobody will ever discuss because they have made the true and often significant story of our wonderful sport."
- Ubaldo Scanagatta, Italy's leading tennis writer and TV commentator
"It's a must for both tennis cognoscenti and all those who enjoy a light and entertaining read."
-Greg Hunter, former editor, Inside Sport (Australia)
"You'll laugh and learn when you
read You Can Quote Me On That. The players' unfiltered
words capture the dramas, rivalries, and passions that
make tennis so entertaining and intriguing. This book
is a keeper!"
"Whether they're glad or mortified
to have said whatever, Paul Fein wasn't going to let such
good quotes get away from us."
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading You
Can Quote Me On That, Paul Fein's latest tribute
to the funny side of tennis. There are a total of 1700
quotes divided into 35 chapters. While most of the quotes
are from current and past tennis players Jimmy
Connors, Chris Evert, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams
and Lleyton Hewitt to name a few there are also
quotes from actors, politicians and USTA officials.
-Marcia Frost, Editor, CollegeAndJuniorTennis.com
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