Long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of The Year
In his holistic physical and intellectual global adventures Mina di Sospiro bats brilliantly with Sun Tzu, Jung, Aristotle, the novelist Henry Miller who played with Bob Dylan and composer Arnold Schoenberg who ping-ponged with George Gershwin.
This book is to table tennis what Open is to tennis.
Like nothing I’ve ever read and all the more wonderful because of it, this is a non-fiction masterpiece which deserves a position on the sports writing podium.
Ben Keenan, Press Association Syndication
An enthralling guide to the mystery, mastery and practice of ping-pong.
Eric Idle, of Monty Python
This excellent work can constitute a perfect introduction to the vast history of humankind’s quest for philosophical clarity.
Erudite, experimental and engaging, Mina di Sospiro has given us a work that breaks new ground. (…) The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong provides an initiation into a visionary life, igniting the fires of inspiration through an intriguing intimacy with the mysteries of daily life that is available nowhere else.
The Metaphysics of Ping Pong is one of the most accessible books ever featured on this program, all the while maintaining the loftiest of conversations with the reader.
Occult of Personality
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