Federer and Me

William Skidelsky
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In Federer and Me Skidelsky sheds light on the greatest tennis player of all time. Through the story of one fan’s obsession with his idol, he explores: the role of aesthetics in sport; the psychology of fandom; the relationship between sport and technology; the role of family dynamics in forging identity.
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This is not a biography of Roger Federer. Or, at least, it is only in part a biography. There is no exhaustive overview of Federer’s life and career, no detailed account of his junior record, no roll call of his Wimbledon triumphs, although there have been many of them. The view it offers is partial, subjective, its shape determined by the contours of an obsession. Some time ago William Skidelsky became a fan of Roger Federer. In Federer and Me Skidelsky sheds light on the greatest tennis player of all time. Through the story of one fan’s obsession with his idol, he explores: the role of aesthetics in sport; the psychology of fandom; the relationship between sport and technology; the role of family dynamics in forging identity. Thought-provoking and entertaining, funny and touching, it is a personal account of a devotion that, to the extent that it is shared by millions, isn’t personal at all.
 

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ISBN 9780224092357
Publisher YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
Format Hardback
Publication date 4 Jun 2015

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