Has there ever been a greater ambassador for the game of tennis than the sport's best-selling author, Vic Braden? Possibly, but certainly none any funnier. In his latest book, "If I'm Only 22, How Come I'm 82?" Braden jokes about the problems of getting older. "When you're in your 80s and you haven't seen someone for a long time, they tend to think you're dead." (Ouch!)
And sure enough, in the book Vic reprints a letter from a former literary agent sent to a co-author of Vic's. (Vic has written eight books.) "I have a recollection," the agent writes, "that Vic died a few years ago. So if you know where his heirs are, would you please send them this check." (Braden could rightfully quote Mark Twain, "The report of my death was an exaggeration.")
In a remarkable Walter Mitty life, Braden has traveled the world, teaching and inspiring hundreds of thousands of tennis enthusiasts and countless celebrities from all walks of life in his 70-year fascination with tennis. The book is a must for anyone who loves the game or loves life as much as Braden does.