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Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, Blake, James

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

Authors: Blake, James
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: BIO016000, SPO045000
ISBN: 9780061739651, Related ISBNs: 0061739650, 9780061560606, 9780061739651
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288
Synopsis:

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.

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