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Breaking back : how I lost everything and won back my life, James Blake with Andrew Friedman

Label
Breaking back : how I lost everything and won back my life
Title
Breaking back
Title remainder
how I lost everything and won back my life
Statement of responsibility
James Blake with Andrew Friedman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2004, young tennis star James Blake was rising through the international rankings. With a tournament victory and the title of People's Sexiest Male Athlete in 2002, each day seemed to offer a new milestone. But that charmed life came to a shocking halt in May 2004, when Blake fractured his neck in a freak accident on the court. A few months later, his father--the man who had been the inspiration for his tennis career--died of stomach cancer. Shortly after this, Blake contracted zoster, a virus that paralyzed half his face and threatened his career. This book tells of the tumultuous year that followed this convergence of tragedies. Blake examines the mental fears, physical strains and heartbreak as he tried to win his life back from misfortune, offering a reflection on the nature of tragedy and how, with the help of positive thinking, we persevere through it.--From publisher description
Summary
A rising tennis star describes how his career was jeopardized by a freak accident on the court that broke his back; how his recovery was threatened by an illness that paralyzed half of his face; and the determination that led him to persevere
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189986
Cataloging source
NNPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Blake, James
Dewey number
  • 796.342092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Friedman, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, James
  • Tennis players
Target audience
general
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how I lost everything and won back my life
Label
Breaking back : how I lost everything and won back my life, James Blake with Andrew Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780061343490
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a443568
Label
Breaking back : how I lost everything and won back my life, James Blake with Andrew Friedman
Publication
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780061343490
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a443568

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