Here are three autobiographies that I highly recommend. The beauty about the three books is that every epic battle can be found on Youtube by typing in the names of the athletes and the name of the event. I enjoyed devouring, Andre Agassi's, Pete Sampras', and Rafael Nadal's, autobiographies. Holy cow, it is amazing, what epic battles these guys endured in order to be victors in their own sports.
Pete Sampra's account of his 5 set match where he vomits and still wins here is the link: http://youtu.be/gIvxjjfCGvA EPIC to read and EPIC to watch.
Hilarious is also how Andre found Brad Gilbert when he was looking for a new coach.
Rafael Nadal losing Wimbeldon http://youtu.be/4JwT5I2yt5A and then winning the next year.
These three books are entertaining to read and arm coaches with a delightful amount of anecdotes that can be used when rowers come to their weekly realization that the sport they chose is one of the toughest known to man :-).