Days of Graceby Arthur Ashe, Arnold Rampersad
DAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching--DAYS OF GRACE is the story of a
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DAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching--DAYS OF GRACE is the story of a man felled to soon. It remains as his legacy to us all....
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Hands down Arthur Ashe is the greatest example of what an athlete should be. Days of Grace should be mandatory for any rookie entering a professional sport. I miss you Mr. Ashe...there still is no one like you in sports.
This book is inspiring and moving for a teen like me
If you never had the opportunity to watch Arthur Ashe play tennis, or did not know what this man did for the game of tennis, this book is a wonderful starting point. But it gives you something more than just an accounting of his prolific career. And it is more than a black man talking about being black in a white-majority sport or country. Simply put it is a candid view into a very complex, compassionate and courageous man's life, and about the relationships that helped him mature and grow throughout his life. Take the time to learn about this man, his fight for respect both on and off the court, and his battle with AIDS. And see how a humble person can make a world of difference in so many lives both during and after his life on earth. He was more than just a tennis player.
Arthur Ashe is a true inspiration. Before this book, I hardly knew anything about him. But after reading this book, sharing his experiences, I can understand him more. I was not looking forward to reading this book for school but, 'Bravo. Bravo.'
What a wonderful book from a wonderful human, who worked all his life to make equality in this world. Not just his little place, but the world: Africa, Aids, etc. Arthur was my tennis hero growing up. Even today I look to him still as my hero and role model. Black, white or purple it does not matter, Arthur was what we all want to be. To write this book while dealing with the Aids virsus is a great testamony to his character and love for man kind. Not a woe is me kind of story, but one of forgivenss and love for all to read and practice. Alot of great spiritual books are written by men and women the world over. But for the truth of reality forlife,nothing matches Arthur's humanity,compassion and vision for the future. Read this and you will be touched and changed forever.
I had to read this book for school and it ruined my vacation. It sucked . A LOT.It was boring, redundant and it could not capture my attention in the slightest.The story could have been interesting and was moving, but his writing was not captivating.