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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 proAfter 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 professional success, married but not at all settled. He's the kind of man who goes out for a packet of cigarettes and comes home two weeks later. Gambling, women, marathon binges with showbiz friends like Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, have threatened the stability of his marriage. But somehow White has survived, to tell in candid detail, a most unusual, often outrageous story of a very sporting life....

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ISBN : 9780099271840
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Behind The White Ball Reviews

  • Jeffrey Georges
    2018-12-21 00:58

    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 I have to assume it's true...

  • Paul
    2019-01-16 00:59

    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
    2018-12-26 03:11

    Repetitive anecdotes.

  • Louise
    2019-01-15 07:01

    Great book much more than just a recount of his snooker career. I will now think of Jimmy White as more than just whirlwind!