But Seriously

  • by John McEnroe
  • Narrated by John McEnroe
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his best seller.
He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one best seller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk.
Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st-century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-size expectations?
In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100 percent McEnroe.


What the Critics Say

"An autobiography that's as gloriously colorful as [John McEnroe] is." (San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

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completely useless

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know who can enjoy this book. No story and awful narrating.

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How did the narrator detract from the book?

J Mac is the narrator. Naturally and as a commentator, he is very knowledgeable and charismatic. That's why I bought the book. But JMac doesn't know how to narrate a book. , He is almost shouting and screaming at the listener. Since there is no substance to the book, this becomes really annoying.

What character would you cut from But Seriously?

No one is really useful in this book.

Any additional comments?

I don't recommend this book. Not all tennis players are meant to be writers.

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- S. A.

uninteresting stories about famous people he knows

Glad JM did the narration himself, but many of his tales were too mundane to mention in a book
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- Stephen J Lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio