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Naomi Osaka

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Naomi Osaka by Ben Rothenberg
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Jan 09, 2024 | ISBN 9780593742648 | 1049 Minutes

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“A meticulous biography that is, in turns, earnest and ardent…There will be another book, no doubt, in a few years’ time and, judging by the quality of this one, we’d certainly want Mr. Rothenberg to write it.” Wall Street Journal

“Bolder than previous accounts of the star’s sometimes turbulent life.” Washington Post

“A coming-of-age story.” Asian Review of Books

 ”A thorough and deeply reported biography.” The New Yorker

“Rothenberg’s wide-ranging tapestry will enchant Naomi Osaka’s fan base and introduce this remarkable woman to a new and doubtless admiring audience.” —Bookreporter

“Offers an insightful lookinto the unconventional life of this Gen-Z tennis star. Sports fans will devour details about Osaka’s coaches and tournament matches on her way to becoming the number one ranked female tennis player in the world.” Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)

“A comprehensive look at the career of a young tennis star.” Kirkus

“Rothenberg provides exciting accounts of key matches and a sensitive treatment of Osaka’s public battle with depression… Osaka’s fans will lap this up.”—Publishers Weekly

“A must-read for any tennis fan.” Town & Country

“Deeply-reported.” The Daily Beast

“This biography of the tennis star serves as an inspirational look into her life building a career in tennis, finding success as a champion, and standing up for her own wellness and self-care despite naysayers and critics.” —xo Necole

“Ben Rothenberg worked alongside me for many years as a contributor to The New York Times. He is one of the best reporters in the global game of tennis, and he proves it once again with this deep dive into the multicultural phenomenon that is Naomi Osaka.”—Christopher Clarey, New York Times bestselling author of The Master

“Ben Rothenberg’s myriad revelations will inspire re-evaluations of this most reluctant superstar. With uncommon reporting, he examines what drove Osaka andwhat drove her to despair, and in doing so he articulates how she has grown, changed, and changed the game around her.”—Mary Carillo, NBC Sports and HBO’s Real Sports
 
“A compelling, comprehensive biography of one of the most fascinating athletes of the past decade. Rothenberg provides essential context for both her on-courtsuccesses and off-court decisions. Even as someone who has covered Osaka’s entire career, I learned a lot.” —Tumaini Carayol, The Guardian

“What is the price of superstardom? Rothenberg had a front-row seat for Naomi Osaka’s rise from tennis curiosity to cultural icon and he beautifully captures the ups and downs of her riveting ride.” Karen Crouse, author of Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town’s Secret to Happiness and Excellence

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