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Nadal's biography - What's your take on this?

TennisViewer531
05-12-2009, 02:39 PM
He's still young to have an autobiography IMO. How about you? :confused: :eek:

finishingmove
05-12-2009, 02:43 PM
he's just trying to copy nole.

poor form.

Clay Death
05-12-2009, 02:45 PM
He's still young to have an autobiography IMO. How about you? :confused: :eek:


i think its a bit early as the guy is just 22 and still improving.

FlameOn
05-12-2009, 02:50 PM
Not as ridiculous as Miley Cyrus having an Autobiography. Still a bit early though.

tennis2tennis
05-12-2009, 02:55 PM
in his defence he's packed allot in a young life....do you know if it's an autobiography or a biography...'cause Roger's had a couple of biographies written about him but he hasn't penned his own yet....

BaselineSmash
05-12-2009, 03:14 PM
Hold on, he's not writing it himself, is he? Toni and co better keep him away from the English translation.

The guy's got more than enough reasons to have a "Nadal: The Story so Far"-style book. Was Murray even twenty when his came out? Anyway, I don't care how young an eminent sportsperson is when they start churning out these self-chronicles. My problem is with how unrevealing and uninteresting such books often are.

Chiakifug
05-12-2009, 03:16 PM
Wait, biography or autobiography?

billiey36
05-12-2009, 03:17 PM
It's my understanding that it's not really an autobiography - it's more like quotes and anecdotes about his career so far.

The money from the book is going to Nadal's charitable foundation. A worthy cause actually.

Sunset of Age
05-12-2009, 03:22 PM
The money from the book is going to Nadal's charitable foundation. A worthy cause actually.

That's the only good thing about 'biographies' like these. Usually just an easy way of making heaps of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ with crappy writing on stuff that about every long-time fan already knows about his/her fav.
Glad to hear that it is for a good cause. :yeah:

Har-Tru
05-12-2009, 03:23 PM
He's still young to have an autobiography IMO. How about you? :confused: :eek:

me? I'm also too young.

Dougie
05-12-2009, 03:31 PM
Roger Moore just released his autobiography and the guy´s 81 years old. Now THAT`S when there are actually some stories to tell! It´s just pointless to release one before 30..

ORGASMATRON
05-12-2009, 03:42 PM
Whats it called? How i serve and volleyes my way to 6 slams?

l_mac
05-12-2009, 03:45 PM
It's not an autobiography :confused:

Oh, are uyou talking about that rumour in the link in yor sig?

:retard:

finishingmove
05-12-2009, 03:45 PM
Whats it called? How i serve and volleyes my way to 6 slams?

"Why LaLo is a good friend"

bobbynorwich
05-12-2009, 03:45 PM
Sometimes mystery is better than revelation.

Does he think it might improve something --- fan base, contracts, private life, bankbook or what?

:confused:

Snoo Foo
05-12-2009, 03:58 PM
he (or whatever marketing/publicity person who came up with this idea) wants to make some money while the getting is good, James Blake's "autobiography" made the New York Times bestseller list a couple years ago. who the fuck is rushing out to buy Roger Moore's biography? I'm sure the Jonas Bros have a biography out there too, Rafa - or his ghostwriter - can write another biography 5 years down the road, who cares.

justsumma
05-12-2009, 04:10 PM
that would make a very DULL read indeed

Dougie
05-12-2009, 04:18 PM
he (or whatever marketing/publicity person who came up with this idea) wants to make some money while the getting is good, James Blake's "autobiography" made the New York Times bestseller list a couple years ago. who the fuck is rushing out to buy Roger Moore's biography? I'm sure the Jonas Bros have a biography out there too, Rafa - or his ghostwriter - can write another biography 5 years down the road, who cares.


No need to bash Moore here. My point was that if you´re a fan of Moore, the autobiography might actually be worth buying since there is material and stories from eight decades. That´s a bit different that Nadal´s biography. Some biographies might actually have some value, but one that is written when you´re a little over 20 has not.

Certinfy
05-12-2009, 04:21 PM
I hate Nadal but as the money is going towards a good cause, i want it

jonathancrane
05-12-2009, 04:24 PM
Another one? :confused:

Johnny Groove
05-12-2009, 04:25 PM
A bit premature, but at least its going to a good cause.

star
05-12-2009, 04:44 PM
I'm confused.

Is this just a biography that someone is doing? No one can stop someone from writing a book about anyone they want to write about. But from the comments here it sounds as if the proceeds are going to charity? Whose charity? Where did that come from?

Fumus
05-12-2009, 04:50 PM
What's my take on that...cha-ching.

decrepitude
05-12-2009, 04:56 PM
:shrug: What does it matter? Those who want to buy it, will, those who don't, won't.

Actually I expect a lot of Nadal fans will be eager to buy it. Though I have to admit I didn't buy Murray's. . . :lol:

l_mac
05-12-2009, 09:55 PM
I'm confused.

Is this just a biography that someone is doing? No one can stop someone from writing a book about anyone they want to write about. But from the comments here it sounds as if the proceeds are going to charity? Whose charity? Where did that come from?

Rafa has a book out just now, the proceeds of which are going to his Foudation, but (I believe) it is mainly photos :drool:, some anecdotes and a few tips on success. Not a biography.

But I think the OP might have been talking about one unconfirmed "Rafa is looking for a publsihing deal" report.

btw, did you see that :hearts: vid of Rafa and Ucle Toni talking about the tricks Toni used to play on Rafa when he was a boy? :inlove: :awww: :lol:

A_Skywalker
05-12-2009, 10:14 PM
I wont buy it :p
Its too early, but at least the money will go for charity(I hope).
He should make his biography after win the 15th slam :p

star
05-12-2009, 11:08 PM
Rafa has a book out just now, the proceeds of which are going to his Foudation, but (I believe) it is mainly photos :drool:, some anecdotes and a few tips on success. Not a biography.

But I think the OP might have been talking about one unconfirmed "Rafa is looking for a publsihing deal" report.

btw, did you see that :hearts: vid of Rafa and Ucle Toni talking about the tricks Toni used to play on Rafa when he was a boy? :inlove: :awww: :lol:

No. Do I need to search your posts to find it?

l_mac
05-12-2009, 11:10 PM
No. Do I need to search your posts to find it?

No, I'll post it here

brDpqORvjgQ

Har-Tru
05-12-2009, 11:19 PM
wait, is this a thread about Nadal and Roger Moore?

AWESOME!

l_mac
05-12-2009, 11:21 PM
AWESOME!

NO.

Awesome would be Rafa and Connery. Enough.

star
05-12-2009, 11:46 PM
No, I'll post it here

brDpqORvjgQ

Toni laughed tears. :)

But, my spanish isn't up to that video.

pica_pica
05-13-2009, 08:15 AM
:hearts: Lovely video! Though I don't understand a word.

IMO it's very common for celebrities to publish their biographies. In fact, it's way TOO common. Very big Rafa fans may consider buying it but what about other readers? Which biographies will they choose out of so many successful stories? I'd like to see how Rafa's biography can stand out among the others. :)

MariaV
05-13-2009, 09:32 AM
Jarkko has a book out in Finland too as of today. :shrug: :D
http://www.jarkkonieminen.fi/news.php?id_news=4
It's in Finnish though. :p

TennisViewer531
05-14-2009, 06:50 PM
Too bad Nieminen is reportedly going to be sidelined for a while because of injuries. At least he has time to promote the book.