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Tennis magazine excerpt

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2009 at 9:50 am

I’m told that the April issue of Tennis magazine, which includes an excerpt from A Terrible Splendor, has arrived in subscribers’ mailboxes. Presumably, then, it is either at newsstands now or will be imminently. The excerpt they chose consists almost completely of description of the Budge-von Cramm match, which, although it doesn’t give an accurate picture of the book as a whole, is of course appropriate for the venue.

Peter Bodo, the editor of Tennis, wrote a nice online column about the book back in November, and will be promoting it again in his column closer to publication date.


In other news, due to an unusual publishing snafu, in which an incorrect cover got sent to the printers, publication has been delayed one week, to April 21. This shouldn’t be a big deal, since my first booksigning is not until April 22, and books will still be shipped well before then.

New Events

In Uncategorized on March 4, 2009 at 10:17 am

Two new events have been added to the A Terrible Splendor schedule. First, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, asked me to give a presentation and booksigning. It is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 7. Also, the Cambridge Tennis Club, in Cambridge, Mass., is going to host a wine-and-cheese reception and booksigning—for members only, as far as I know—on Wednesday, May 13, the day before my Porter Square Books reading.

Full schedule on the Events page at