UPDATED June 17th, 2017
The best autobiographies by athletes give us a unique window into how true sports heroes develop. Nothing motivates like adversity and though top athletes are blessed with natural talent, most never would have reached the heights they have without hard work, perseverance and an indomitable spirit to overcome any obstacles in their way. These 10 compelling sports memoirs will take you on a journey that inspires your own inner warrior to keep reaching for the stars:
1. On the Line • Serena Williams, Daniel Paisner Serena Williams’ 2009 autobiography, reveals how she worked her way up from the hard-scrabble public courts of Compton to winning an amazing 17 Grand Slams and being the No. 1 ranked women’s singles player in the world.