By Cliff Richey, Hilaire Richey Kallendorf PhD, Jimmy Connors
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 used to be most sensible identified for the 1970 season within which he gained the Grand Prix, the Davis Cup, and used to be first within the American tennis rating. 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 could position black trash luggage at the home windows and lay in mattress crying for hours, this brutally sincere narrative stresses that melancholy is a psychological disease which can impact a person. Documenting his 10 yr struggle for keep watch over of his brain, aided through antidepressant medicine, the decision and power that afforded him the nickname of The Bull” is highlighted. Expressing the enjoyment of feeling good for the 1st time in his lifestyles, this deeply relocating tale of nightmare and redemption serves to motivate and encourage a person whose life...
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Anyone who was going to be a friend of George Richey basically had to be a subordinate. He did give people quality time, but he had to be in the superior role. That’s a pretty tough attitude to apply across the board to the society you’re living in! Dad’s extreme competitiveness stemmed from both nature and nurture. Dadda was also a type A. He was not a reticent soul. He had a hot temper. That temper has been handed down through at least three generations. But Dad was pretty cool in a crunch. A pretty cool cookie.
How can you find out about something you don’t have? There wasn’t any other life for me to go back to—none apart from tennis. Tennis was my life. Richey, Inc. is my retrospective name for a creed and an enterprise. It entailed inordinate success, a strong work ethic, fidelity in marriage, and a conservative approach to finances. ” Richey, Inc. gave me my whole life: my profession, my bank account, world travel, an education I couldn’t have gotten any other way. But it can be a little bit suffocating when you’re spending more time together than most people would, under more stressful conditions than most families experience.
They don’t want to hear about it. Don’t want to know about it. ” Depression has formed me in so many ways but nobody wants to acknowledge that part of who I am. They want to talk about my tennis career. But they don’t want to talk about my depression. You want to be known for who you really are. I’m a depressed person. It’s not a choice! I was born on New Year’s Eve, 1946, in San Angelo, Texas, in the middle of a blizzard. That was almost like an omen or something. It never snows in the desert of West Texas!
Acing Depression. A Tennis Champion's Toughest Match by Cliff Richey, Hilaire Richey Kallendorf PhD, Jimmy Connors