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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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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.




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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

An excellent and compelling memoir. Agassi chose one of the best in the business to co-write. The prose is beautiful, and that makes a huge difference over other famous people memoirs, but Agassi ... Read full review

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User Review  - mountie9 - LibraryThing

One of the most fascinating biographies I have ever read. Agassi's raw honesty and humour make it a truly compelling read. I found myself fascinated and wanting to learn more about Tennis, which I won ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
27
Section 3
39
Section 4
54
Section 5
62
Section 6
73
Section 7
81
Section 8
86
Section 21
228
Section 22
241
Section 23
253
Section 24
263
Section 25
281
Section 26
305
Section 27
306
Section 28
319

Section 9
96
Section 10
100
Section 11
112
Section 12
133
Section 13
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Section 14
150
Section 15
157
Section 16
167
Section 17
182
Section 18
197
Section 19
204
Section 20
218
Section 29
325
Section 30
339
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
371
Section 36
379
Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2009)

Andre Agassi played tennis professionally from 1986 to 2006. Often ranked number one, he captured eight Grand Slam singles championships. Founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, he has raised more than $85 million for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy for underprivileged children in Las Vegas, where he lives with his wife, Stefanie Graf, and their two children.
 
Visit the author's website: www.agassifoundation.org




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