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Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Agassi has always had a tortured look in his eyes on the download Open: Read Kindle Store Reviews - medical-site.info 1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a. #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER. Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.
Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations—Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer—Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one.
In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf. Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career.
Entering his last tournament in , he's hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from nonconformist to elder statesman, from dropout to education advocate. Holly Madison.
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One of my all time favourites, fascinating insight into his life. If you like tennis, I would strongly recommend this book!
Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by Sarahhhh from "I hate tennis" - Andre Agassi "I hate tennis" This is something Andre Agassi and I have in common, and one of the most surprising things about his autobiography is that he states that repeatedly. I am not sure how this book came into my possession, but it fit perfectly with my resolution to start reading about subjects that I wouldn't normally.
I enjoyed this book until about halfway, then I struggled to finish it. He goes into great detail about his early life, how his father, an extremely violent man, a failed boxer from Iran, prone to unprovoked fits of rage, including pulling a gun on people in front of his young children, and perpetrating savage road rage beatings on strangers decided when Andre was a baby that he was going to be a champion tennis player. He details this misery of being forced to eat, sleep and breath tennis everyday, how he dropped out of school in the ninth grade to focus even more on tennis, and how he went pro.
He details his relationship and short marriage to Brooke Shields. Halfway through those chapters, I couldn't believe they even made it to two years.
Brooke is apparently still upset about her portrayal, even after all these years.
The book chronicles his professional career, how his closest friends nurtured and mentored him, and he lavishes praise on them. He is humble about his wins, and even moreso about his losses. He talks about his sweet, if awkward, courtship with Steffi Graf, their marriage, his retirement, and the charter school he founded in Las Vegas. I haven't read many athlete's autobiographies, but it could be considered one of the best by people who are actually fans.
Numerous recollections of an extremely violent man, sociopath, laughs when pulling out his gun, road rage Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike from Major respect This guy went through a lot and enjoyed one of the most successful careers in all of tennis.