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Behind The White Ball

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After Hurricane Higgins crashed out of snooker's top league, Jimmmy White has been the `People's Champion' even though he never quite made the top World spot, pipped at the post in 1995 by Stephen Hendry, after missing one single black. Aged 16, White was the youngest player to win the English Amateur Championship. At 18, he won the World Amateur title. By 1984, he's a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 7th 1999 by Arrow (first published 1998)
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Jeffrey Georges
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jimmy White is not an entirely heroic person... He is deeply flawed and he pulls no punches in telling you some of the more unsavory adventures of his life as a snooker legend...

But, he is very likeable and honest and this book is the closest thing from a snooker player that I have read that compares to the biographies of American pool players...

As a side note, just try and not cringe at the story of the wake for his deceased brother... There would be no reason on earth to make that story up so
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Interesting read to pass the time, but it gets repetitive in the middle. There is also a very flexible approach to chronololgy, and at times it's difficult to gauge the year.
Gary Boland
Jul 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Repetitive anecdotes.
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book much more than just a recount of his snooker career. I will now think of Jimmy White as more than just whirlwind!
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