Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Champ's Story: Serena Williams' "On the Line"

Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of our time. Her athletic ability in tennis is unmatched and her life story is even more compelling. Her new memoir with Daniel Paisner, "On The Line," is a story of triumph, love and even family tragedy.

The tennis pro gives you a glimpse into her life growing up in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood, playing in a sport that was male-dominated where fellow brown girls were virtually non-existent, and eventually skyrocketing to fame and fortune.


"On the Line" by Serena Williams with Daniel Paisner available at www.amazon.com for $17.54

If you love a great autobiography, this well-written book is a definite must-read. Five lucky readers will have a chance - just leave a comment and the winners will be selected randomly and announced on Monday, September 14th. Good luck!

Are you a tennis fan? Have you been watching the U.S. Open?

24 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds like a great read

Lee said...

Sounds like an interesting read. She also looks great on the cover.

Kwana said...

Love Serena, well, both sisters. A great contest BG!

K-Bear said...

I remember when the Williams sisters hit the scene! It was a HUGE deal...people were terribly upset that they showed up and showed out like we BGs do! What?! They had those braids loaded with beads and people were in an uproar about it. Complete foolishness. They were just hating on my brown sistahs! I said all that to say, I don't like autobiographies BUT this is one I would love to read....just because! HOLLA!

SLB said...

She has a great inspirational life story. Both she & Venus are motivating forces both on & off the court. I watched Serena's match last night at the US Open and was so happy to see her advance to the semi-finals. Thanks for the info on her book!

lymariposa said...

sounds good, and she looks great!

kitty vodka said...

not a big tennis fan but the book sounds good.

Product Junkie Diva said...

I would love to read that book! Serena looks great on the cover.
PJD

mimieyes said...

She is great. Looking forward to read her book.

Growing Georgia Girl aka Coco said...

Sounds like a great read and I have been watching the U.S. Open.

K. Rock said...

I would love to read this one!!

reesa said...

I absolutely love the Williams sisters and what they represent to all americans, but especially people of color. Sounds like a great book!

BlessedOne said...

I have always been a big fan of Serena and Venus. I am definitely looking forward to checking out this book.

Lo said...

It seems like a great addition to any personal library.

Queen Queesa said...

I am so proud of Serena and her sister Venus for their role in the Miami Dolphins!

Carmesha said...

I love the Williams' sisters & can't wait to read this book!

CurlyKye said...

I would love to read the story behind her life in her own words (FINALLY). If I don't win a copy this is definitely a book I will purchase for my collection.

Anonymous said...

yes,i do watch the us open.

SoniaB said...

I just saw this book at the library, it was on hold for someone else but I added my name to the hold list.
It'll be interesting to hear her story in her own words.

Iyvonnetp said...

I love tennis & the Williams sisters! Thanks BGG

J.Co said...

Go Serena! My girl looks great...

spitfire said...

hope i'm not too late for this one

Color Me Sunkissed said...

I will definitely be reading this book!!

Khadijah said...

I'm a huge Serena Williams fan! She's beat the odds and shows that athleticism is something that is both profitable for a fellow brown sista but also feminine. Go Serena!!