Open - Andre Agassi

Open

By Andre Agassi

  • Release Date: 2009-11-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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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.

Reviews

  • Epic Story, Unkind at Times...

    4
    By KCW518
    Very well written, fascinating story. I got a little tired of in depth details on tennis matches and thought he was a little too unkind to Brooke and Sampras, making many unnecessary low blows that didn’t really add anything to his story. Do I *need* to know that Pete Sampras didn’t tip well at restaurants and how empty/vacuous Brooke’s Hollywood life and friends seemed to him? I don’t feel like he took the high road with comments like those. Otherwise a fantastic story and I highly recommend.
  • Grown up

    5
    By UGA addict
    I enjoyed hearing about Andre’s growth from being a self-absorbed tennis phenom to a caring grownup who put others needs above his own. Most never make that transition. Captivating story.
  • Best Book I have ever read!

    5
    By Laserman9
    This books has inspired me in so many ways, and hope to one day meet him. Highly recommended!
  • We never knew

    4
    By bobDBoston
    So , first of all his tumultuous and Ironic ( his words) tennis career is just the canvas or backdrop for his candid life journey. I defy anyone to not be rooting for him since the days of his dragon battles and all the way through his Sampras-Agassi epic battles . This book does 2 things in my eyes first, obviously, gives the reader an all access invite chronologically, and emotionally, into Mr. Agassi’s life . Secondly and more entertaining (to me) it illuminates how little you know of someone so public and how different someone really is deep down from their public persona. Fantastic story , and a great humanitarian. Rob D R.Ph and 5.0 Amateur
  • Agassi is King

    5
    By JhnPonder
    What a wonderful memoir. Beautifully written, brilliance in selection of words, comfort food to the soul.
  • Open by Andre Agassi

    5
    By Chesseyweezy
    This and Chuck Yeager’s biography are two of the best I’ve read. A friend read this book. He said, I hate biographies, but I liked this one. So, even if you don’t like biographies, read this one. It’s superb. I will now try to get my 15 year old tennis playing son to read it. That will be a chore.
  • Great read

    5
    By keetee14
    Loved this book... as a fan I’m biased but goes to show while superhuman you are you are also human.
  • 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.