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By Cliff Richey, Hilaire Richey Kallendorf PhD, Jimmy Connors

ISBN-10: 0942257693

ISBN-13: 9780942257694

Chronicling the tumultuous lifetime of the original bad boy of tennis, this attractive memoir describes one man’s public conflict with scientific melancholy. Cliff Richey was once top identified for the 1970 season within which he received the Grand Prix, the Davis Cup, and was once first within the American tennis score. He used to be additionally popular for his tantrums and boorish habit that served to masks an inner, darkish fight. Describing torturous days within which he may position black trash baggage at the home windows and lay in mattress crying for hours, this brutally sincere narrative stresses that melancholy is a psychological ailment that may impact someone. Documenting his 10 yr struggle for keep an eye on of his brain, aided by way of antidepressant drugs, the selection and energy that afforded him the nickname of “The Bull” is highlighted. Expressing the enjoyment of feeling reliable for the 1st time in his existence, this deeply relocating tale of nightmare and redemption serves to inspire and encourage somebody whose life...

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Later Grandaddy would come and visit us some in Dallas. He would come alone. It wasn’t a secret that Grandmother and my dad didn’t get along very well. I never felt that close to Grandmother and Grandaddy. That’s a sad thing, in a way. I remember Grandaddy being a kind man, a good man—a real gentle soul. When I was older, I would write to them from trips I took abroad. They tried the best they could to be close to us. They had a subscription to World Tennis magazine. That is how they kept up with our career.

I probably could have just as easily gone into golf as a profession. I caddied to earn a few bucks and shagged balls for the golf pro. Dad also used to take me with him to coach tennis at Rice University. I had some hero worship going for some of the guys on his team. They must have been only 18 years old, but they sure looked like men to me! When Nancy got to be 13 or 14, I was about 10. It was an exciting thing to get in the car to go up East to see the national girls’ tournaments she played in.

Ritchie, like my name, only spelled differently. He was my favorite teacher—a neat guy. He made everything pretty fun. He’s the teacher I remember most out of all the teachers I ever had. That year, two friends (Henry Eckert and Jinx Riley) and I called ourselves the Scorpion Gang. At Halloween, we set fire to paper bags full of shit. The idea was to ring a doorbell and run away, leaving the bag burning on the front porch. The people were supposed to open the door and start stomping on it. But it didn’t turn out like we thought.

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