Playing Beyond Your Ability: How Tennis Taught Me Zen Keith Gandal

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Playing Beyond Your Ability: How Tennis Taught Me Zen  by  Keith Gandal

Playing Beyond Your Ability: How Tennis Taught Me Zen by Keith Gandal
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What do you do when, at midlife, your career is stymied, your youthful sports dreams are unrealized, and you are behaving with the maturity and self-knowledge of an adolescent boy? A comic memoir filled with drama and suspense, this book tells theMoreWhat do you do when, at midlife, your career is stymied, your youthful sports dreams are unrealized, and you are behaving with the maturity and self-knowledge of an adolescent boy? A comic memoir filled with drama and suspense, this book tells the story of immersion in the overheated and testosterone-fueled world of adult male amateur tennis competition.

But what starts as an angry and awkward journey to the outlands of American masculinity eventually turns into the discovery of a Zen spirituality that changes not only the author’s tennis game but also his life.Advance Acclaim for Playing Beyond Your Ability:“Compulsively readable.

Funny. I laughed out loud. It has a wonderful range of humanity- I was just enchanted with its kaleidoscopicness.” — Ward Wilson, Author“Finally, a book about Zen that is both profoundly serious and very funny. ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’ for our time.” — Dan Andries, TV Producer and Director“Captures the mad world of tennis competition. Everyone who has competed at any level, from amateur to the pro-tour, will find themselves nodding in recognition, shaking their heads in dismay, and laughing. — Eric Stone, Master Professional, John McEnroe Tennis AcademyKeith Gandal is the author of four books, including three scholarly studies, two published by Oxford University Press, and one novel, Cleveland Anonymous (North Atlantic Books, 2002).

Playing Beyond Your Ability is the first book he has decided to self-publish on Amazon.



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