Breaking Back : How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life Paperback
by James Blake
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 13/05/2008
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9780061560606