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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.
This books has inspired me in so many ways, and hope to one day meet him. Highly recommended!55
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 Amateur45
What a wonderful memoir. Beautifully written, brilliance in selection of words, comfort food to the soul.55
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.55
Loved this book... as a fan I’m biased but goes to show while superhuman you are you are also human.55
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.55
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.55
Inspiring story of dedication to a sport.55
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.55
What an amazing life/career.55