Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life

May 13, 2008|
Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life by James Blake
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James Blake''s life was getting better every day. A rising tennis star and People magazine''s Sexiest Male Athlete of 2002, he was leading a charmed life and loving every minute of it. But all that ended in May 2004, when Blake fractured his neck in an on-court freak accident. As he recovered, his father—who had been the inspiration for his tennis career—lost his battle with stomach cancer. Shortly after his father''s death, Blake was dealt a third blow when he contracted zoster, a rare virus that paralyzed half of his face and threatened to end his already jeopardized career.

In Breaking Back, Blake provides a remarkable account of how he came back from this terrible heartbreak and self-doubt to become one of the top tennis players in the world. A story of strength, passion, courage, and the unbreakable bonds between a father and son, Breaking Back is a celebration of one extraordinary athlete''s indomitable spirit and his inspiring ability to find hope in the bleakest of times.

James Blake has been a professional tennis player since 1999, when he left Harvard to join the professional tennis circuit. He grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, and currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
Title:Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My LifeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inPublished:May 13, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006156060X

ISBN - 13:9780061560606

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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