Tennis Shenanigans and Booya Sandwiches: My Stories Are Better Than Yours, Just Sayin'

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AuthorHouse, Apr 27, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
A compilation of short stories surrounding the battlefield of tennis. These stories could have been taken from any; locker room, dance competition, police academies even bingo or poker night. Any place people get together, and compete. Its about people in pressure situations, tales with in-depth observations through relationships with friend and foe. Some friendships lasted years, some just a season, or a single tournament. Grudges lasted decades. All have spectacular endings, some taking as much as ten years to wreak vengeance. When I say great endings, I dont mean all happy-endings but exciting, with twists like only true life can dish out. These observations will tickle the avid tennis player as well as anyone who deal with people in competitive situations. Battling the town, the league rival or your best friend
All stories are true. Tennis etiquette and life morels to be learned and enjoyed.
As you ponder the trials and tribulations of the characters, you get deeper insight into the author.
Michael, are you sure this really happened? I did not approve any of it. Laurie (Wife and conscience)
This is the most implausible, coincident ridden exhibit of maternalinstincts and corny sentimentalism, smacking just short of Bolshevism. ---- I Loved it! Anonymous
A molotov cocktail of thoughts and utterances. Its like Vuja De` all over again. --- Cant wait to read more. -- Super Dave (Hero extraordinaire)
Mike is a top-notch Athlete, Musician, Carpenter, Artist, Horse Wrangler,
Kick boxer, and now a Writer... An authentic Renaissance Man --- ------ Michael Chwalek (Rocket Scientist)
He was a gifted child, kind and honest, always seeing things differently than
the other kids. Who knew he would turn out like this? Why couldnt you be
more like your sister? .................................. (Mom)
You dont have to be a tennis buff to be drawn into Mikes world. These are
stories about people, who they are and what they do. They kept me turning
the pages.
Charles Durang, Editorial Director, Covered Bridge Press and Douglas Charles Press
A great writer can paint a picture in your mind and you have mastered this art.
Erik the Barbarian Anderson (Head tennis Pro - New England)
 

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Contents

Friendly Backyard Tennis Saves Mans Life
1
My Big Brother Richie
5
Leo the Lionhearted
14
Sir Bruce of Ecclesiastica
17
My First Tennis Trophy
26
The Wicked Witch of the West Bleachers
31
Dr Hanky
43
My First Private Tennis Lesson
52
The Second Coming of Mark Adonis
114
Our First Championship Jeffrey Martin
122
Frankie
129
An Ode to a Team
136
Head games
141
USTA Tennis Rules The Warm Up
144
It Isnt Easy Being Green
147
My Super Score Keeper Watch
150

My own Kilimanjaro Adventure
60
Its Super Dave
72
Mickey J Chwalek
87
Gilligans Wrath
97
The Hitman cometh
109
Mixed Doubles Champs
153
A Year to Say GoodBye
158
ξξ Coming of age ξξ
181
Fade to blackCut Thats a wrap    Roll Credits   
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Michael DiGiantommaso

The curse of being an Artist means you have to express yourself, trying as many mediums as you can until you can finally tell your story. Michael has tried to express himself writing and performing music, tackling Sports and challenging the Art world. Working the past 25 years with his high school sweetheart renovating houses, painting murals and wrangling horses. Clinically diagnosed deaf from playing loud rock n roll, and too old and brittle to play contact sports, sitting at the computer is looking better everyday. Now studying the art of writing to further express his imagination and humor.

Realizing he had a lot more to share and gaining confidence after writing a biography for a friend fighting terminal cancer that wanted desperatly to be remembered. Read any short story in this book, and you will learn more about the author than any bio could tell. Michael resides at the ‘Little Ash Brook Farm’ in a small rural backwoods community in New England, a country mile from where he grew up. Hoping to pull a ‘Chwalek’ with this new book. A framed (miss hit) winner.

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