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Publisher Description


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.

Biographies & Memoirs
November 9
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

fjguerra ,

Moving. Revealing. Sincere.

Great book written by one of the greatest tennis players in history. Fascinating autobiography that reveals the true life and feelings of an admirable prodigy, tennis star, husband, father and foremost human being.

JhnPonder ,

Agassi is King

What a wonderful memoir. Beautifully written, brilliance in selection of words, comfort food to the soul.

bobDBoston ,

We never knew

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

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