The Outsider

A Memoir

By Jimmy Connors; Don Yaeger
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780061242991, 416pp.)

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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Description
Connors ignited the tennis boom in the mid O70s with his aggressive style of play, his vulgar antics, and his renegade behavior. He sets the record straight--about his mother, his life, and the game he dominated for so long.



About the Author
Jimmy Connors won a record 109 men's singles titles (and fifteen doubles titles) from 1972 to 1989. He was ranked the world's number-one player for five consecutive years and won a total of ten Grand Slams. In 1998 he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and he is arguably one of the top tennis players of all time. Originally from East St. Louis, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his family.

DON YAEGER is a former associate editor for "Sports Illustrated." He is the author of more than a dozen books and coauthor of five "New York Times" bestsellers, including "George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution;""I Beat the Odds: The Autobiography of Michael Oher"; "Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton"; and "Ya Gotta Believe!: The Autobiography of Tug McGraw".
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