Open by Andre Agassi

Open

By Andre Agassi

  • Release Date: 2009-11-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.
 
Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • SO SO SO SO GOOD

    5
    By VERY well worth it!!
    I am not really a reader, at least not till lately. I read this book in about 5 days flat I could not put it down. So beautifully written with a simplicity that allows the story structure and take aways to utterly fly. Please please please do yourself a favor and read it. So sad that I'm already done with it.
  • Amazing read

    5
    By 300Twinz
    I really couldn't stop reading this amazing book. I grew up watching Agassi on tv and loved getting into his mind and behind the scenes thanks to this beautiful book.
  • OPEN - loved it!

    5
    By ITomney
    Inspiring story of dedication to a sport.
  • Wow!

    5
    By Fort Wayne realtor
    I'm not a reader, but I read this book in two days. Agassi was my hero growing up, and I tried to emulate his game. Mullet and all. After reading this I am once again inspired. Unreal.
  • Great book!

    5
    By Aperik
    What an amazing life/career.
  • Open

    5
    By Tex Turkey
    What a wonderful book. Probally one of the best sports I've read. If you ever played tennis( juniors an collage) you will really enjoy it.
  • Amazing.

    5
    By Johnnylehmann
    Haven't watched a day of tennis in my life nor have I been a big reader but I was told about this book and I decided to give it a chance. Read it in 3 days, I was so taken away and into the book. Must read.
  • Great book

    5
    By Ginger7999
    Such a great book. I was sad that it had to end. What an amazing person...
  • I could not stop reading it!!

    5
    By Celita jackson
    Very well written. It helped me understand what is going on on players minds and confirm that with dedication and effort anything is possible!
  • Thank you

    5
    By GGVogue1971
    Thank you

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