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...

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...

Summer Reading 2012 Four Squash Books Reviewed

SMAG-Books 12 Summer Reading: Herewith is our second literary salon where we review the latest books about squash. Three of the four books were self-published; the fourth was privately published- all can be obtained with easy...

Book It: Essential New Squash Books

By James Zug It is that time of year again. In between Labor Day and New Year’s, the vast majority of books are published. Since squash players are intensely literary as a rule, here is a...

Angles—A Must Read

A book of poetry about squash? Oh boy. That was my first thought. But I’ve known Richard Millman, the author of “Angles, A Squash Anthology,” for over 20 years, and part of me just knew...

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,...

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...

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...