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

  • Incredible

    5
    By penguin819591069285829692959
    Never related to a book as much as this one. Found this book impossible to put down. Writing is natural and easy to read.
  • Fun Read

    4
    By Norcalkidinthedesert
    Fun read. Respect the man and the myth.
  • A heartfelt memoir

    4
    By PearseL
    Simply written and honest recollection of a competitor’s life. It’s an easy read, gets a bit predictable toward the end.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By popecrippa
    I haven’t read any book cover to cover ever in my life which is sad Ik lol but this book has made me want to never stop reading what an amazing book from an amazing man. It’s a privilege to have read about this mans life WOWWW
  • Beautiful Story

    5
    By mikgnugv
    What an extraordinarily moving story. It is well told, has tension, and is hard to put down. You just want to see what happens next. You just want to see how Andre will grow and evolve, and turn from hating tennis to loving it. This is an inspiring book; it is timeless and speaks to the human-ness of anyone who seeks to find him/herself.
  • Open Amazed

    5
    By adodge123!!7
    This book is one I want to read and then read again. I love the title, the honesty, the voice of confidence and humility - the contradictions!
  • 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