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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Open by Andre Agassi. Open by Andre Agassi. From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, agsssi rebe From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the atassi gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By autobkografia time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return.
And yet, despite his raw talent, he autobioografia early on. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the Wimbledon.
Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target.
Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. 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. Open for the ages, he makes a courageous last stand, then delivers one of the most stirring farewells ever heard in a sporting arena.
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With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Hardcoverpages.
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My 11 year old son loves tennis and Agassi. He has expressed interest in reading autoboigrafia book. He has good reading skills but I am wondering: Kaye I would wait a few years. This is not all about sports and tennis, agqssi there is a lot about his trials and tribulations with women, drugs and …more I would wait a few years. Autobigorafia is not all about sports and tennis, as there is a lot about his trials and tribulations with women, drugs and psychologically trying to find himself.
Kind of heavy for an 11 year old. Ellen Karnowski Yes, he has been through so many experiences as a player himself, he understands the tensions, struggles and mental anguish players have to be subject …more Yes, he has been through so many experiences as a player himself, he understands the tensions, struggles and mental anguish players have to be subject to and he could give good advice for any aspect of a player’s life. See all 5 questions about Open….
Lists with This Book. Dec 26, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My old editor always said that I should try to write like anyone, it should be J.
So when this book came out–even though I’m a sub-par tennis player–I was excited. The second piece of information that made me want to read this book was Jara’s review: A couple things that stood out to me after reading this: Over and over and over. Yes there are the few My old editor always said that I should try to write like anyone, it should be J. Yes there are the few sweet rushes of relief when he finally defeats Becker and wins various grand slams, but the predominant motif seems to be about loss.
And of course, getting back up again. After reading this book, I respect him most for his tenacity and for his ability to thrash his way forward even though he has no idea who he is as a agasdi for much of the book.
I was also impressed by his ability to tinker with his own winning formula. Agassi never seemed to loiter, he was always adjusting his team and his technique as he pursued his goals. He’s obviously a formidable competitor, but it’s interesting to see what traits, regardless of whether he liked tennis or not, helped him move forward.
I love his originality, his ability to remain true to his qutobiografia, and his kind heart. If I had to choose between Sampras and Agassi to invite to a dinner party, it would be Agassi any day.
View all 4 comments. Jan 24, Daniel Audet rated it it was amazing. Finished “Open” last night. I realize I’m way late to the party, this book having come out in Nov. I’m still very glad to have read this, Andre’s story. Why should I, or we, care? Why should anyone agasis all, tennis fan or not, care about Andre Agassi’s life, let alone buy his book?
Because this isn’t just the “story” of a tennis player or just a story at all. Andres life covers a lot of real estate, both literally and figuratively. From Las Vegas Finished “Open” last night.
From Las Vegas to the great cities of the world. From obscure beginnings to dining and dancing and romancing with the world’s rich and famous.
A struggle played out in the most public of ways, laid on the big stage of life for all to see. Behind the classic court-side battles were more personal ones, deeper struggles, ones we all face. And at the end of the day, like Andre’, we all hope to chalk up more wins than losses and to have left it all on the court, to not have been able to fight harder than we did. Such is this story. Certainly a reluctant and uncomfortable hero, but a hero none -the-less. Not bad, all from hitting a fuzzy neon colored ball.
Ok, now that we’re past the obvious stuff let’s get down to it. I recall many times, watching Andre play on the tennis court, sometimes winning, sometimes losing. Most of the time it was clear he was giving his all, others, not so clear. Always cheering for him, no matter what, I look back on those memories wishing I knew then what I know now. If I had I would have been his biggest fan, bar none. In many ways, on a lot of levels, Andre became the poster boy of overcoming adversity, both physical and emotional, for many people around the world, including me.
He himself may not have, we may not have, shared in the complete knowledge of this during his great career but instinctively I believe millions knew. I know I did. How else can you explain the love so many, some of whom weren’t even really tennis fans, had for this kid, and still do?
No, this is so much more than a story of a tennis player. It’s a true life tale of what it’s all about and the bonus, the frosting on a very large cake, is that it has a happy ending. An ending that will go on for generations and never really end. The good, the bad and the ugly. Truthfully told by a reluctant superstar with the heart of a lion and the soul of a champion. I can’t recommend this book enough.
You will reflect on your own life, all the way back to the beginning. The agaxsi, the losses, the highs and the lows in life are best faced full on, with focus, and being ready – to return serve. Immediately I was struck by Andre’s wit, intelligence and determination to put down his story in the clearest and most truthful terms.
This book is much more than just another auto-bio from a celebrity athlete, though that certainly is a major element within it, but it’s a razor sharp articulate full throttle story of one of the greatest athletes of our time, autobikgrafia, his fearless narration of life in his shoes.
So far I am gripped, at 50 or so pages in, by Andre’s brutal honesty and unflinching candor. It’s almost as if he’s looking at himself along with agasei as he speaks about his views and thoughts on his storied career and life, personally and professionally.
His ability to recall detail of events from his entire 36 years, his career and his deepest thoughts is absolutely amazing! If you, like me, have seen this book listed online or stood gazing at the startling cover photo on the book rack at the store and wondered if it would be worth buying, well, DON’T WONDER!
I’m telling you it IS!