This isn’t my story. It’s Patricia and Terry’s. But in the summer of 1978, their lives were wound around mine like strands of twine around a spool. Twine. Rope. Barbed wire by August. 

So begins Breaking and Holding, a story of deception, betrayal, and the folly of the human heart. It's also a light look back at the "me decade"—at the pop culture of the 1970s, at women's issues of the era, and at tennis in its first golden age. Thank you for visiting this website and beginning to learn more.