It's Not My Fault

150 Hilarious Excuses Every Tennis Player Should Know

Foreword by Peter Bodo
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About The Book

In It's Not My Fault, author Joshua Shifrin helps tennis players make sense of their most monumental losses on the court. The next time a player goes down in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful loss with "My opponent was a pusher . . . I can't play against pushers." Or after a bad shot, tennis gurus might try to get out of dodge by uttering, "There was a leaf on the court and I couldn't concentrate."

Shifrin has crafted 150 funny--but all-too-real--excuses for pros and amateurs alike. Examples include:

  • My opponent's grunting is distracting.
  • My strings are too tight.
  • I have tennis elbow.
  • These tennis balls are too slow.
  • Any many more!

    Whether you want to motivate your friends or family who have just started playing or eradicate embarrassing mistakes in your own game, It's Not My Fault is a must-read. Complete with laugh-out-loud cartoons, this book makes for the perfect gift.
  • About The Author

    Joshua Shifrin is a professor of psychology, licensed psychologist, writer, and avid sports fan. He has previously written five books, including Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History, From the Links: Golf's Most Memorable Moments, and 101 Incredible Moments in Tennis.

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Skyhorse (April 3, 2018)
    • Length: 999 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781510730540

    Raves and Reviews

    “If you subscribe to the maxim, ‘It's not whether you win or lose, but how you place the blame,’ you'll have some serious fun reading It's Not My Fault. But don't stop there. Put the best of Josh Shifrin's 150 amusingly creative excuses in your tennis bag and use them when you're upset after being upset. My favorite excuse is, ‘My back hurt from carrying my doubles partner.’ What's yours?
    --Paul Fein, award-winning tennis writer and author of Tennis Confidential and You Can Quote Me on That
    “A funny and (all too often) accurate portrayal of excuses heard on the tennis court. The perfect gift for an avid tennis fan!”
    -Rod Laver, eleven-time Grand Slam singles champion

    “If you subscribe to the maxim, ‘It's not whether you win or lose, but how you place the blame,’ you'll have some serious fun reading It's Not My Fault. But don't stop there. Put the best of Josh Shifrin's 150 amusingly creative excuses in your tennis bag and use them when you're upset after being upset. My favorite excuse is, ‘My back hurt from carrying my doubles partner.’ What's yours?
    --Paul Fein, award-winning tennis writer and author of Tennis Confidential and You Can Quote Me on That
    “A funny and (all too often) accurate portrayal of excuses heard on the tennis court. The perfect gift for an avid tennis fan!”
    -Rod Laver, eleven-time Grand Slam singles champion

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