Open: An Autobiography

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Vintage Books, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 385 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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I have a fascination with tennis (which unfortunately doesn't translate to being talented at tennis) and I remember Andre Agassi playing. I remember being upset that he shaved his head and got rid of ... Read full review

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Awesome insight into Andre Agassis life in tennis. Very easy read and a look into the very competitive tennis world and his efforts to give back. A must read for the Andre Agassi tennis fan! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
27
Section 2
39
Section 3
49
Section 4
54
Section 5
62
Section 6
73
Section 7
81
Section 8
86
Section 17
204
Section 18
218
Section 19
228
Section 20
263
Section 21
305
Section 22
306
Section 23
319
Section 24
325

Section 9
96
Section 10
100
Section 11
112
Section 12
154
Section 13
157
Section 14
167
Section 15
182
Section 16
197
Section 25
339
Section 26
340
Section 27
347
Section 28
348
Section 29
358
Section 30
371
Section 31
389
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About the author (2010)

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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