Nick Bollettieri Calls “Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew” “Magnificent”
Two friends of mine Chrisian Koskorelos and Kevin went to the USTA National Tennis Center today. Just to play some tennis on the courts and check out the scene. Who did they run into but Nick Bollettieri who was also there on business. They had lunch with Nick and Christian mentioned that he knows me and the book I wrote “Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew.”
Of course, Nick knows about the book because I interviewed him about it last year in Bradenton and gave him a copy at the Sony Ericsson earlier this year. Nick was extremely helpful during the creation process and shared a chapter’s worth of excellent insights and anecdotes. So today, Nick gave his number to them and asked that I call him to discuss the book.
I got the message from Christian’s mom when I stopped by the Route 4 courts in Englewood, on my way back from New York City. So I called Nick and here’s some of what he said:
“Excellent job on the book. You did it in a very interesting way. The book is magnificent. I’m going to tell a lot of people that they should read it.”
Talk about a thrilling moment. It’s a double honor to hear such compliments about your hard work and also to give such reading pleasure to a tennis legend like Nick Bollettieri, who was friendly with Rios.
In the meantime, I’ll be back from Cloud Nine by tomorrow or Saturday morning. LOL. Where’s the wine, it’s time to celebrate.
By the way, you can still get the book at amazon.com for just $12.99.