Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes: How to Rethink Your Life

By James Zug When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want By Mike Lewis (New York: Henry Holt, 2018) When we last visited with Mike Lewis with the article “Have Racquet, Will Travel”...

Time for the Beach: Two New Novels

By James Zug Eden Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg Berkeley, CA: She Writes Press, 2017 A family struggling to overcome devastating secrets while in a beautiful place is the core of Jeanne Blasberg’s debut novel. Blasberg is most well-known to this...

Murder, Demurrage and Double-Dot Deadlines: New Squash Books To Consider

By James Zug Last issue we reviewed a single book, 555, about Jahangir Khan; this issue we take on seven books ranging from novels to anthologies to coaching manuals. The Science of Sport: Squash By Stafford Murray,...

Conqueror of the World

By James Zug 555: The Untold Story Behind Squash’s Invincible Champion and Sport’s Greatest Unbeaten Run by Rod Gilmour and Alan Thatcher Worthing, England: Pitch Publishing, 2016 It is hard to recall now, a quarter of...

How to be a Good Squash Parent: A Look at New Books

By James Zug The Winning Parent: A Parent’s Guide for the Journey of Competitive Sport—A System for Winning Now and Forever with Your Children in Sport By Daniel Massaro (New York: Mairs & Shaw Publishing, 2015) Last year...

Good Literary Length: Three New Books

Good Literary Length: Three New Books By James Zug Trading Secrets: Squash Greats Recall Their Toughest Duels Rod Gilmour (Durrington, England: Pitch Publishing, 2015) Oral history books are notoriously unreliable. What one person remembers might not jib with the...

Book Review: Play Better Squash by John Beddington

By James Zug Forty-one years ago John Beddington wrote a tiny paperback squash manual, Play Better Squash, which was published in London by Queen Anne Press (the publishing house that Ian Fleming ran; perhaps the...

Book Review: Two Squash Manuals by James Zug

Two Squash Manuals By James Zug The G Spot: A Book about Squash Tony Griffin CreateSpace, 2014 Tony Griffin is a stalwart. He grew up in New Zealand and started playing squash in the early 1970s. At the time,...

Snoring Rhinos and Other Tales: a Review of Nick Matthew’s Memoir

By James Zug Nick Matthew Sweating Blood: My Life in Squash Cheshire, England: internationalSportGroup, 2013 It is a shame but inevitable. Like everywhere else in their careers, Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are now placed side by side...