Interesting: My Autobiography

Interesting My Autobiography Steve Davis was just a rookie from Plumstead south London learning how to play from an old book his snooker obsessed father had given him when an encounter with Barry Hearn changed his life forever

  • Title: Interesting: My Autobiography
  • Author: Steve Davis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Steve Davis was just a rookie from Plumstead, south London, learning how to play from an old book his snooker obsessed father had given him, when an encounter with Barry Hearn changed his life forever With his backing, Steve began touring the country in a clapped out car as an amateur Challenging established professionals and winning titles, supported by his loyal followSteve Davis was just a rookie from Plumstead, south London, learning how to play from an old book his snooker obsessed father had given him, when an encounter with Barry Hearn changed his life forever With his backing, Steve began touring the country in a clapped out car as an amateur Challenging established professionals and winning titles, supported by his loyal following the Romford Roar, it wasn t long before he progressed to the world s stage.By the eighties, Steve had helped transform a previously shady sport into a national obsession He and a cast of legends such as Ray Reardon, Dennis Taylor and Alex Higgins, with other young guns like Jimmy White, were doing silent battle in front of huge audiences Tens of millions of viewers would witness the nail biting conclusions of his world championship finals this was snooker s golden era.The man behind the boring tag has always been the sport s smartest and sharpest man With his cool, obsessive approach, Steve rewrote the rule book and became untouchably the best player in the world and the best paid sportsman in the country Interesting lays it all bare what it was like to win in those pressure cooker situations how to cope at the top, when everyone wants you to lose and how you deal with the moment when a man comes along who is finally better than you This is a memoir that closely evokes the smoke filled atmosphere of those arenas, the intrigue behind the scenes and the personal psychology and sacrifice that is required to stay at the top of such an exacting sport.

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    1. Finally, the glorious moment of holding Steve Davis' autobiographic book in my hands, has arrived! I have been waiting for this day since I started the blogging about snooker almost five years ago.Steve invites you for a walk down memory lane and exposes his feeling of vulnerability as well as those of superiority that made him have one of the most illustrious snooker careers in the history of this crazy and colourful cue sport.From the moment that his father put Joe Davis' book in his hands, to [...]

    2. Люблю Стива, но даже если бы я любила его меньше, книга мне бы всё равно наверняка понравилась: она хорошо написана, легко читается, и очень любопытно было узнать больше обо всей снукерной кухне, какова она изнутри. Подборка фотографий в приложении - приятный бонус.

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