Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Acing Depression" by Cliff Rochey

"Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion's Toughest Match" by Cliff Richey with Hilaire Richey Kallendorf is a powerful book. It chronicles the life of Cliff Richey from childhood terrors up to his untimely divorce. Readers are taken on a journey that goes through country clubs, Europe, and, yes, tennis courts. From boy to man, readers see how Richey's depression slowly burgeoned. Black-and-white photographs are included that give the book a personal feel. While readers do not have to be familiar with tennis rules to understand this book, a knowledge of it will definitely help. In the end, this book shows that even superstars in sports can be sad. This is a nice read for depressed men that think it's unmanly to admit depression. Due to the nature of this book, it is for mature readers only.

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