Compelling read * The Times * --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. STEPHEN HENDRY was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1969 and in 1984, at the tender age of 15, Hendry became the youngest Scottish amateur snooker champion in history. He turned professional the following year, and when he won the Grand Prix in 1987, he became the youngest player to win a tournament. At the end of the 1989-90 season, Hendry, at 21 years 106 days, topped Jimmy White 18-12 to become the youngest world champion ever. He claimed the number one ranking in 1990 and held it until White defeated him at the world championship in 1998. From March 1990 to January 1991, Hendry won 5 straight titles and 36 consecutive matches to post the longest unbeaten string in the sport's history. Hendry was setting records, winning a record seven titles during his career and dominating the game throughout the 1990s. In 2012 he retired suddenly following his loss in the quarterfinals of the snooker world championship and has since cemented his career as a snooker pundit as well as a legend in the sport. --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. STEPHEN HENDRY became the youngest professional snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990, he was the youngest ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21.Widely regarded by fans and pundits alike as one of the greatest players of all time in the sport, over a 27-year career, Hendry went on to win the World Championship seven times, and was snooker's world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998. Hendry retired in 2012 with a record-breaking seven World Champion titles under his belt, a record that remains to this day. He's now ready to tell his life story for the first time - from a childhood spent climbing the ranks of the sport, through the highs of the '90s and lows of the 2000s, to his life now as a sports pundit and commentator.With an insight into the world of the man behind the cue, and what made him such a top-class player, this is the definitive autobiography of the legend that is Stephen Hendry.
A candid, entertaining insight into the (egotistical?) master cueman Stephen Hendry is a legend and my favourite ever snooker player. His passion for the game is so apparent here and he is a born winner. There are some funny stories and he does have other interests besides snooker. I loved the listicles at the end of each chapter. It's just a shame about his selfish streak - he sounds most in love with his snooker table and original cue. He's a bit mean about Steve Davis and Jimmy White - two absolute titans of the sport - yet doesn't really have a bad word to say about Ronnie O'Sullivan (who is admittedly a great player but maybe not everybody's cup of tea!). I came away thinking Hendry reminds me of Andy Murray - very talented and dedicated, happiest on his own, a bit dour but with a good shaft of wit, a bloke who loves travelling, a sporting legend but a bit of a lost soul as his playing days sadly come to an end. Murray has far more respect for his opponents, though. However, Hendry's an infinitely better commentator so I think he'll always be valued speaking about big tournaments!
Interesting insight to a winners outlook Watched Stephen Hendry start out and remember the contest early on with Steve Davis, a smart move by his manager to let Stephen know how far apart in ability they were. It gave him an insight as to what he needed to do to be the best, brilliant read frrm how he started out and to where he is now. Ability and a winners attitude and a single vision to be the best. To quote Alex Ferguson, show me a good loser and I will show you a loser, that I would assume was Stephen Hendry's view.
Can you pass the rest As other readers it is fascinating how a master of the baize is perceived due to his quiet and determined. His relationship with Ian Doyle, his manager is at times tense. It seems like the personality was in ways neutered but made Stephen to focus to get the best out of amazing talent. His honesty when talking about relationships and other issues is to be acknowledged. Great read
It looks really nice on my bookcase It's a great book, the pages are really good quality paper and the ink has a pleasant smell. The font is really good to look at and well designed, a treat for your eyes and is a perfect addition to my bookcase of autobiographies.
A brilliant read. This is a brilliantly written autobiography. Not only does it talk about the game of Snooker, but, unlike many biographies, it also talks about some aspects of the personal life of Stephen Hendry and the personal challenges which one can face in order to achieve success. It held my attention from the first page to the last.
Really interesting I bought this as I loved to watch him play when I and he were younger. I haven’t got round to reading it yet, but my mum has and she said it was really interesting
Good read My other half is the biggest Stephen Henry’s fan ever. Bought this for his birthday, he read it start to finish on a flight from Edinburgh to Las Vegas in 8 hours!
Excellent service. Very interesting book. Well worth reading.
Brilliant read for all Hendry fans I have been a fan of Stephen Hendry and was really looking forward to reading this book. It did not disappoint!! Very enjoyable and lots of memories. Quite poignant at times too. Would recommend for all snooker fans.
Very good. Interesting biography. Loses a star as it drags out a bit about China. But that's my opinion only.
Rating : 4.9 of 488 Reviewers