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Open by Andre Agassi

A New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post

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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The Reviews Are In

"Agassi may have just penned one of the best sports autobiographies of all time. Check—it's one of the better memoirs out there, period."—Time Magazine

"A heartfelt memoir...Agassi's style is open, all right, and his book, like so many of his tennis games, is a clear winner."—O, The Oprah Magazine

"Not only has Agassi bared his soul like few professional athletes ever have, he's done it with a flair and force that most professional writers can't even pull off."—Entertainment Weekly

"The most revealing, literate, and toes-stompingly honest sports autobiography in history"—Rick Reilly, ESPN

"Not just a first-rate sports memoir but a genuine bildungsroman, darkly funny yet also anguished and soulful."—Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review

"The writing here is exceptional. It is can't-put-down good."—Sports Illustrated

Author, Andre Agassi
About Andre Agassi
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.

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