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Listening to this book was a fascinating trip into John McEnroe's egocentric but absolutely entitled view of the world as one of the most successful tennis players of our generation. Having read autobiographies of rock stars and actors, I was a little surprised by how many really famous people McEnroe considers his close friends. However he is still a father of six grown children, trying hard to be loving, and firm while sharing many of the same problems facing other parents (who aren't multimillionaires!). While I found the book a little hard to listen to, since I had been used to only listening to John McEnroe when he was broadcasting during exciting tennis matches. I found his story to be be incredibly compelling. And after I finished listening to "But Seriously", I bought a hard copy of his earlier book, You Cannot Be Serious to refresh my memory of his early life, marriage to Tatum O' Neal and his extraordinary tennis career. I'm not sure if his earlier book is on Audible but I'd recommend reading them both!
Couldn't get through this narcissistic look at a social incompetent's life after fame. The performance by John is bad but his wife's is insufferable. I love John on the court. He's my professional athlete hero but this is disappointing and just bad. I'd rather listen to the windshield wipers. Sorry John.