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friend Oct 19th, 2001 02:42 PM

Has anyone else read the Venus Envy book?
I just went on amazon and ordered one!! is this a stupid retail therapy thing I did or is it actually a good book!?
any reasurance that I did a good thing today would be good!!?

thanks guys...

Heather <IMG SRC="smilies/berzerk.gif" border="0">

Rasputin Oct 19th, 2001 03:46 PM

No, don't worry about it, it's a really entertaining book on what goes on behind the scenes in the WTA in the 2000 season. I think you'll have a blast reading it. Enjoy! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

[ October 19, 2001: Message edited by: Rasputin ]

TheBoiledEgg Oct 19th, 2001 04:20 PM

its got some pretty "offensive" stuff as well , it goes into all sortso of details whats the Tour like and insights into Players as well.

Its a pretty good read <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Lapin Oct 20th, 2001 02:10 PM

Sounds interesting! I had a look at Amazon but the search showed up various 'Venus Envy' books. Could someone tell me which one you're talking about!!? Thanks! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

wongqks Oct 20th, 2001 02:21 PM

It is the one which is by Jon Wert.... and there will be a photo of what looks like the dress of the venus Williams.

It is quite an entertaining book I think, but not exactly a superb book

auntie janie Oct 20th, 2001 02:48 PM

I agree with Quentin Wong - Wertheim's book is quite entertaining for tennis fans, better than I expected in fact, but not a literary masterpiece or anything. I mean, no non-tennis fans would find it interesting in the least.

But I really got a kick out of it and wished it continued into the 2001 season.

Lapin Oct 20th, 2001 11:35 PM

Thanks Quentin, I've found it now! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> It looks good, definitely the kind of book I'd enjoy. I'm sure I'm going to be tempted to order it in the next few days; something to read in November/December when there's little tennis! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

-Sonic- Oct 21st, 2001 01:05 AM

you'll whiz through it tho, took me a v short time

Scotso Oct 21st, 2001 09:07 PM

I just bought it today...

friend Oct 21st, 2001 10:13 PM

yup, I successfully bought it from, took me a while to get all the details in and them to accept my card!!!!
anyway it will be a great read i hope cos at the moment am reading books that are jsut doing my head in!! for my course so it will be a nice change and will reaasure me that I actually do like reading again!

pisces Oct 23rd, 2001 09:35 PM


friend Oct 24th, 2001 11:57 AM

i read the first chapter last night, and its sooo good!! some of the stuff about lindsay I have sseen others writing the exact same things, maybe he used that material when writing the book.<br />at the mo it seems as if lindsay is really popular on the tour!

auntie janie Oct 24th, 2001 12:11 PM

Yes, Lindsay is VERY LOVABLE! To the other players as well as to her multitude of fans! <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <br />It's hilarious to learn what type of thoughts go through her head during a match. My enjoyment of watching her play has been greatly increased since reading the book, as I picture what is going on in her mind. <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Rollo Oct 24th, 2001 12:32 PM

It had a lot of good laughs-and I liked everyone better afterwards except Richard Williams and Kournikova, and in Ann'a case I don't care cause she's Anna! Some of the quotes by and about Anna K. had me laughing out loud.

<br />Lindsay comes out very well in the book, even if Jon shatters the "sweet little girl next door" image and replaces it with a real person. The "real" Lindsay is much more lovable.<br />The best part of the Aussie Open chapter was Davy getting all dressed up to take pics with her big trophy. After suffering through all the pics(on a gondola!) the gondola man asks if she wants to return for more pics. Let's just say she wasn't in the mood!

evaz Oct 24th, 2001 12:39 PM

I just finished reading it - I had to order it from GB, but it was really worth it.

It was so interesting, entertaining... John L. Wertheim's description of the top players are really great. You get to know a lot about the players, the tour and the tennis fathers and mothers...

I really had a laugh when I read about "Martina and the seven dwarfs".


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