The Singles Game The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada a dishy tell all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who after changing coaches suddenly makes

  • Title: The Singles Game
  • Author: Lauren Weisberger
  • ISBN: 9781476778211
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada a dishy tell all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.Charlotte Charlie Silver has always been a good girl She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon bThe new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada a dishy tell all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.Charlotte Charlie Silver has always been a good girl She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world When she leaves UCLA and breaks her boyfriend s heart to turn pro, Charlie joins the world s best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines.After Charlie suffers a disastrous loss and injury on Wimbledon s Centre Court, she fires her longtime coach and hires Todd Feltner, a legend of the men s tour, who is famous for grooming champions Charlie is his first ever female player, and he will not let her forget it He is determined to change her good girl image both on the court and off and transform her into a ruthless competitor who will not only win matches and climb the rankings, but also score magazine covers and seven figure endorsement deals Her not so secret affair with the hottest male player in the world, sexy Spaniard Marco Vallejo, has people whispering, and it seems like only a matter of time before the tabloids and gossip blogs close in on all the juicy details Charlie s ascension to the social throne parallels her rising rank on the women s tour but at a major price.Lauren Weisberger s novel brings us exclusive behind the scenes details from all the Grand Slam tournaments the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon Charlie Silver jets around the globe, plays charity matches aboard Mediterranean megayachts, models in photo shoots on Caribbean beaches, walks the red carpet at legendary player parties, and sidesteps looming scandals all while trying to keep her eyes on the real prize In this sexy, unputdownable read about young tennis stars who train relentlessly to compete at the highest levels while living in a world obsessed with good looks and Instagram followers, Charlie must discover the secret to having it all or finally shatter the illusion for good See at booksmonandschuster The

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    About "Lauren Weisberger"

    1. Lauren Weisberger

      Lauren Weisberger was born March 28, 1977, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a locale recently made even chic, if possible, by The Office She was joined four years later by sister Dana, a.k.a The Family Favorite, and moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania, at age eleven At Parkland High School, Lauren participated in all sorts of projects, activities, and organizations for the sole purpose of padding her college application, although she did genuinely enjoy playing varsity tennis especially when the girl who should have played first singles incurred a season ending injury and Lauren had no choice but to step in for the team Once matriculated at Cornell University, all civic minded extracurriculars fell by the wayside There, she focused her energy on securing a steady stream of fake IDs and dating boys from the right fraternities After graduating in 1999 with a BA in English, Lauren moved home for the summer to save money and then traveled all over Europe, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, India, Nepal, and Hong Kong She carried a single small backpack and stayed in questionable places, further enriching her authentic cultural experiences by eating only Nutella and drinking Coca Cola Light Lauren s first job after returning to the U.S and moving to Manhattan was the Assistant to the Editor in Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour Lauren became proficient in the language of stilettos and Starbucks before moving to Departures magazine, where she wrote 100 word reviews by day and took writing classes at night The Devil Wears Prada, begun at the Writer s Voice, was published in April 2003, and spent six months on The New York Times Bestseller List It was sold in thirty one foreign countries and made into a major motion picture by Fox 2000 starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway Lauren has a half second cameo in the film that even she is hard pressed to locate after several viewings Her second novel, Everyone Worth Knowing, was published in October 2005 and is also a New York Times Bestseller.

    449 thoughts on “The Singles Game”


    1. Charlie Silver hires a notoriously brutal coach to finally win a slam and overcome her rival Russian tennis icon Maria Sharapova Natalya, while trying not be distracted by her casual fling with the underwear modelling Spaniard considered 'one of the greats of the open era' Rafael Nadal Marco.Honestly, the book in general seemed to be pretty slow to deliver and (maybe it's picky) but parts of the story didn't seem accurate in the context of the tennis tour as I follow it. For example, the 'pink s [...]


    2. To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision almost.----Chris EvertLauren Weisberger, the New York Times bestselling author, is back with a glamours yet entertaining contemporary story of a female pro tennis player in her new book, The Singles Game where the author weaves the journey of a tennis player who after undergoing a nasty injury in her life-changing Wimbledon Open, de [...]


    3. So here's the thing. This book? It isn't very well written. I was torn, in fact, between giving it one or two stars.I settled on two because I did finish reading it, even though I kind of hated myself for continuing to read long past the desertion of my interest in the story.I'll start with the good parts: you learn a lot about the pro tennis circuit. Lauren Weisberger clearly did her research because she shows you the minutiae of traveling, uniforms, practice schedules, nutrition, and the like. [...]


    4. Light and easy chick-lit that is perfect for reading by the pool or packing in your carry on. Having been horribly disappointed by Weisberger's two last novels, it was nice to see her get her game back (haha). Centered around the world of competitive tennis, THE SINGLES GAME is a "coming of age" story that follows one young, star player as she figures out who she wants to be/what she wants. The cast of characters is predictable: like most summer reads there is a best friend, a previous mentor, a [...]


    5. If I´m being completely honest with myself then I don´t really know why I liked this book so much. But I did, I liked the characters and the plot. Honestly it´s not a book I will remember for a long time, but it was entertaining. And I learned a lot about tennis, I´m pretty sure I´m a pro now.


    6. It's hard to like a book that has an unlikeable main character. I found Charlie annoying and self-centered. Nevertheless, I did make it through without being bored. It wasn't a great story--Weisberger will never write another Devil Wears Prada--but I made it through.



    7. 4.5/5 starsThe Singles Game is a standalone that I would classify as Chick Lit.The narrator is 24 year old Charlotte/Charlie. She is a professional tennis player. The book features 3rd person narration.When Charlie was younger her father taught her everything he knew about tennis. Now she is a professional tennis player with her brother Jake working with her.I really enjoyed this book. I loved seeing the life of a tennis player: the travel, the parties, the luxury, the scandal. It was all so int [...]


    8. Originally posted on Desert Island Book ReviewsTo start, I’d like to mention that I know very little about professional tennis, so I can’t vouch for whether any of the behind-the-scenes details are based on truth or speculation. That said, I found the depiction of a tennis star’s life to be absolutely crazy! First, the things that are obviously true: constant traveling, strict diet and exercise regimens, and crazy drug testing requirements. I could never be a pro athlete! I thought Weisber [...]


    9. Charlotte Silver, or Charlie, is a professional tennis player who is known for her good girl ways. She wears pastels on the court, has had the same coach for years, always does the right thing, and even weaves a pretty ribbon through her trademark braid. Essentially, she is the all-American good girl, but that doesn't translate to wins on the court. In fact, Charlie is ranked number twenty three. She wants to win a Grand Slam, but that is never going to happen. This is especially true after her [...]




    10. Ik vond dit een goed boek met een origineel onderwerp. In het begin werd ik echt het verhaal ingezogen, maar naar het einde toe werd het een beetje langdradig. Het boek was niet saai, maar ook niet spannend. Toch heb ik van het verhaal genoten. Drie sterren!


    11. This new novel from Lauren Weisberger captures the life of 24 year old Charlie Silver, a professional tennis player, who has had a potentially career ending injury. However, Charlie isn't ready to give up so she hires a new coach known for his hard core coaching regimen, gets an image makeover, and comes back at the beginning of the next season as the new and improved Charlie "Warrior Princess". Her image overhaul includes a personality one as well, armed with instructions to make her secret dal [...]


    12. Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 3.5 STARSI devoured this, seriously; I read it one day and could not put it down! Isn't that the best feeling? And I love love loved the first 60-ish%. At that point, however, I feel like the characters changed a bit? I don't know that I can pinpoint it but I felt like Charlie and some of the other main characters became a bit inconsistent feeling to me in their words and actions and there was definitely a bit of unnecessary drama. I also didn't [...]


    13. This was really unpleasantly bad. To be clear, I knew going in that it was chick lit, and enjoy that genre as a reading break -- I enjoyed her first book (Devil Wears Prada), and was up for some harmless fluff. But the characters were caricatures, and while it was nominally a book about the demands of professional tennis (and she clearly did her research on how physically and mentally grueling that is), it was written for 8th grade girls who spend all their free time writing about boys in their [...]


    14. What an amazing book! I don’t even know how to start my review. I decided to listen to this audiobook because I loved The Devil Wears Prada, I’ve only watched the movie but the book has been in my TBR for a long time now, and I couldn’t let pass the opportunity to read the new book of this great author. I’m so happy to say that I’m 250% satisfied with what I read and listened to. The writing was exceptional, the plot was really entertaining—I should reconsider not being a fan of spor [...]


    15. Review I took this one out of the library on audio on a whim. It was available and I was bored. Well, I was shocked when I finished listening to it in a day!We follow Charlie through the year or so after a serious injury where she has made serious changes to her life and tennis career to try and win a Grand Slam. There is family conflict, romantic prospects, professional decisions and some of the extravagances that come with celebrity. Throughout Charlie has to figure out what is best for her as [...]


    16. I wasn't sure what to think at first being that I am not a tennis person per say. The beginning was a little slow to get started but once I was into the story I loved it! Tennis is the background but the story line of Miss Charlie Silver is full of life, sadness, loneliness, craziness, and love all rolled into one! Charlie on the outside seems to have it all - a father who loves her, a brother who will do anything for her, a coach that has been with Charlie for over 10 years and has filled her m [...]


    17. I am going to be honest and say I did not read every single page of this book. In fact, I skipped a hefty part of the middle section and read the last few chapters. I was initially interested in the story because it made me reminisce about how I used to play tennis with friends in my neighborhood, and then briefly in college for a PE credit. I was never great at it, but it was fun. The other reason I thought I might like it is I enjoyed "The Devil Wears Prada" MOVIE [but never read the book], wh [...]


    18. Thanks to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book!This is definitely a great book to pack on your summer vacation - I loved reading about the behind-the-scenes world of professional tennis.Charlie (Charlotte) is a young tennis player who has always excelled and done so being the good girl - always kind to opponents and everyone else. After a devastating injury, she leaves behind the coach that was a second mother to her after her own mother [...]


    19. OK - this is going to make me sounds like the crankiest picker of nits, ever - but this book could seriously have used some better editing. (And it is very rare that I ever think, much less say, that!). There were a handful of continuity type issues that were jarring, and would have been super easy to catch. (I just edited this post - I was starting to list the ones that bugged me the most, but it made me feel super nit picky. So now I'm just going to go yell at kids and tell them to get off my [...]


    20. After reading other titles by Lauren Weisberger I was very keen to read The Singles Game.Based around the tennis scene (which I find it popping up in a lot of books lately) and tennis player Charlie Silver. Charlie is a good girl, who always plays by the rules. After suffering a injury Charlie makes a comeback which sees her firing her coach and hiring a guy that is extremely difficult to work with. Her image is given an overhaul and shes the life that she knows so well change before her very ey [...]


    21. I wanted to love this book. I love books about tennis. Unfortunately, The Singles Game is very uneven. The beginning is very promising and exciting. The ending is blah. I liked reading about how it feels like to compete at the very top level; the book is indeed very well researched. However, the main character, Charlie, is bland and predictable. Her Russian nemesis Natalya Ivanov (BTW, no Russian females have last names ending in -OV, it does not work this way) is a stereotypical villain. There [...]


    22. Reviews are subjective, to be sure. Still, as an author who carefully reads her own, I'm pained to review The Singles Game. Maybe it's just me, but the writing didn't engage; the characters were flat; and the plot failed to intrigue. Since the conceit of my own novel, Breaking and Holding, is tennis, and since Chris Evert gave The Singles Game a positive blurb, I was sure I'd find it a good read. And I did learn a few things about the women's tour, as promised. But I'm someone who, almost withou [...]


    23. 4.5 StarsI found The Singles Game to be an exhilarating and exhausting look at the world of female singles tennis on the professional tour. The book took place over the year, and charts Charlie's recovery from injury while she attempts to win a Grand Slam, while changing her coach from a mild woman to a harsh ex-pro player who want's to give Charlie's whole image a makeover. Over the course of this, she gets more endorsements and becomes a brand image, but whether she can really still live with [...]


    24. Great read! This read the way I've expected Emily Giffin's newer books to read (which disappointed me to no end). It was fast paced, fun, and exciting. I loved the behind the scenes look of the pro tennis world. I liked Charlie as a character, I thought she had a lot of depth and really embodied the I-never-had-a-childhood adult lol. There was only one part I wasn't a huge fan of, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this. Wish I would've picked this up over the summer, it's a perfect beach read!


    25. Ik heb echt genoten van dit boek, ook al had ik dat van te voren echt niet gedacht.Zelf ben ik echt geen fan van tennis maar tijdens het lezen was oprecht geïnteresseerd in de sport en de wereld eromheen! Aanrader! <3


    26. Really cute. In this book, Lauren puts her her savvy eye and witty writing to showcase a day in the life of a tennis player. I enjoyed the characters and the book!


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