This is possibly the best sports book I’ve ever read! I was riveted by this book. I am not a huge tennis fan per se but I am familiar with most all of the competitors in this book. As far as Grand Slam victories go Andre Agassi ranks 9th place all time for men with 8 victories/5.
Nov 17, · Open was co-crafted by J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Agassi chose his ghost writer after reading Moehringer's memoir, The Tender Bar, during his last U.S. Open Author: Alex Pugsley. Jul 30, · Book Review: Open – An Autobiography by Andre Agassi Posted in Biographical Nonfiction, Nonfictionby mmelland Open is the autobiography of tennis legend Andre Agassi.
It opens with one of the most compelling prologues I’ve ever read and then serves up page after page of the fascinating triumphs and tribulations of Agassi’s life. Those intrigued by Agassi’s personal life will relish the accounts of his significant romantic liaisons, particularly his obsession with and eventual wooing of current wife, Steffi Graf, and his team mentality in building a close support network. Nov 07, · Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi Amid Andre Agassi's self-serving revelations about drugs and his rivals, Geoff Dyer finds some thrilling insights into the game of tennis No love lost: Andre.
Jun 09, · "Open" by Andre Agassi is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking biographies I've ever read/5. Nov 14, · ‘Open‘ isn’t just an autobiography – its Andre finding himself through the dark with tennis as his only light (though he may never admit it). In ‘ Open ‘, Andre is unloading his consciousness and freeing his guilt by telling us, yes he did do Crystal Meth, yes, he did break down multiple, multiple times and yes, the game got to him. Aug 10, · 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 “Hard-won self-knowledge irradiates almost every page of Open.
Not just a first-rate sports memoir but a genuine bildungsroman, Cited by: While Open does dive deep into the soul of the tale, its also a tale well-told covering lots of ground about Agassi’s life events, his childhood and professional life, his relationships and loves, his much talked about experiences with drugs – it comes across as a mostly honest tale, but maybe that’s a just a happy contrast to the little we had known and the lot that we had assumed.
Nov 09, · As described in “Open,” it is lively but narrow, since Agassi’s curiosity does not extend far beyond tennis, more tennis, the misery of tennis, the way sportswriters misunderstand tennis and. Andre Agassi’s auto-biography Open is as outgoing, unique and controversial as its subject.
The narrative is a unique one for a sports auto biography. Agassi narrates each period of his life in the present tense and tells his story with the feelings he felt at the time instead of filtering them through perspective, adding emotional depth and a compelling rawness to the book. Sep 06, · This is abundantly clear in “Open,” a autobiography that adds depth and complexity to Agassi’s reputation as both a champion and an insurgent.
“Open” is an unusual sports memoir in Author: Carrie Battan. Jan 21, · Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. Synopsis: “From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. In the book, Agassi comes across as a confused, lonely and depressed figure, driven to tennis by a hard-charging father, and equally demanding coaches. He, of course, grew to hate it.
He turned to recreational drug use, it appears, in response to deepening depression. Nov 06, · Book Review: Open by Andre Agassi As I neared the end of Andre Agassi's best-selling autobiography "Open", I had so many conflicting emotions that I thought it might help to do spreadsheet with one column for things I liked about the book and another for what I didn't like about it.
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Aug 10, · Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Nov 09, · The more arresting news is that Open is one of the most passionately anti-sports books ever written by a superstar athlete — bracingly devoid of triumphalist homily and star-spangled gratitude At times in Open [Agassi] seems bent on reprising the full catalog — wins and losses in Houston, Toronto and other tournament stops not even die-hard fans will care to visit 4/4(10).
Aug 28, · Agassi is a someone who you can learn just as much from his mistakes and weaknesses, as you can his strengths. This book is beautifully written and is perfect in audio format, so if you are looking to spend your next credit on audible, I recommend this; Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi.
Book Review: Open An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. J.R. Moehringer did a fantastic job in writing Andre Agassi’s ‘autobiography’, Open: An Autobiography.
He gave his best shot again right after his own famous memoir “The Tender Bar”. Deftly, Moehringer slips into telling Agassi’s life on paper as if.
Sep 07, · The Power of Moments Book Review - Duration: Chandler Wardlaw views. Open by Andre Agassi Book Summary | Andre Agassi Autobiography - Duration: 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. Sep 01, · Industry Reviews `engaging, thrilling a superbly written book'-Michael Atherton, The Times `stunningly good'-Lynne Truss, The Times `Honest in a way that such books seldom are An uncommonly well-written sports memoir.'-Charles McGrath, The New York Times `Agassi weaves a fascinating tale of professional tennis and personal adversity/5(4).
Nov 09, · Andre Agassi often says in “Open” that tennis is a lonely game. But the writing of this autobiography was a team sport. Mr. Agassi’s memoir was put.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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 /5(69). Aug 01, · #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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 xn--80ahmeqiirq1c.xn--p1ai by: Jun 24, · Andre Agassi's *Open: An Autobiography* is a remarkable and quite unexpected volume, one that sails well past its homiletic genre into the realm of literature, a memoir whose success clearly owes not a little to a reader's surprise in discovering that a celebrity one may have presumed to know on the basis of a few television commercials hawking cameras via the slogan "image is everything.
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi’s incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child.
By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that /5(66). Book Review: Open – An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. Open is the autobiography of tennis legend Andre Agassi. It opens with one of the most compelling prologues I’ve ever read and then serves up page after page of the fascinating triumphs and tribulations of Agassi’s life. (I promise that’s the only tennis pun I’ll use.). Nov 09, · Michael Mewshaw, reviewing "Open" for the Washington Post, offers credit to Agassi as well."[I]t's both astonishing and a pleasure to report that Andre Agassi, who was castigated for an ad Author: Marjorie Kehe.
I am not a big tennis fan. I bought this book because of the cheap price, good reviews and because Agassi was a pretty big name earlier in my name. He and Brooke Shields who I have always had a secret crush on. Who has not? So I bought this book. I had a vague interest in Andre Agassi. What I got was an open athlete who has told his life as it Reviews: K. Became a prodigy, but did not have it easy.
Reacted by rebelling against some of the structures, understandably. From the book seems to have calmed down as time passed, but hard to judge only from his own words. Agassi is open about his life, as the title promises, and I enjoyed the book despite not following tennis. A little long for my taste/5(81). Apr 27, · Né enAndre Agassi a été tennisman professionnel de à Souvent classé n°1, il a remporté huit tournois du Grand Chelem et une médaille d'or olympique.
Il dirige aujourd'hui la Fondation Andre Agassi et parcourt le monde avec sa femme Steffi Graff pour lever des fonds en faveur des enfants défavoriséxn--80ahmeqiirq1c.xn--p1ai: Place des éditeurs. Aug 10, · Andre Agassi played tennis professionally from to 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/5(K). Open An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. Open An Autobiography Andre Agassi Open is a superb memoir but it hardly closes the books on an extraordinary life” — The Wall Street Journal “Honest in a way that such books seldom are How to Start an Autobiography – 4 Great Examples Barry Here are excerpts showing four interesting ways that have been used to open an autobiography One author uses his birth name to.
Aug 10, · Andre Agassi played tennis professionally from to 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 xn--80ahmeqiirq1c.xn--p1ais: K. Aug 10, · Buy Open: An Autobiography by Agassi, Andre (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible xn--80ahmeqiirq1c.xn--p1ais: K. 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. Other good memoirs for audio are Open by Andre Agassi’s, Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Review) and Running Man by Charlie Engle. B. Fiction is probably better than non-fiction Fiction suits audio better than non-fiction, as generally speaking, fiction is simpler to follow and has a stronger storytelling component. Open: An Autobiography - Ebook written by Andre Agassi. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.
Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Open: An Autobiography. -Michael Kimmelman, The New York Review of Books "[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 "Open describes [Agassi's] personal odyssey with brio and unvarnished candor His career-comeback tale is inspiring but even more so is. Aug 10, · Open by Andre Agassi,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
Nov 01, · Buy a cheap copy of By Andre Agassi - Open: An Autobiography book. Free shipping over $ The young years are rough, and a nasty rivalry develops between Agassi and Bernard Becker (this becomes almost humorous as the book continues), but there's a turning point that happens when Agassi.
Dec 23, · A book review of Andre Agassi's Open by Brad Revell. This is the second time that Brad has read this book and rates it a 9/ My Rating of “Open” by Andre Agassi: 9 / 10 This is the second time I have read open in the last 10 years.
It was back in when it was originally released I read the book. Nov 17, · It’s a dark, sometimes cruel, biting, angry, desperate book – so at odds with the congenial, philanthropic image Agassi has so carefully crafted in retirement.
Jan 24, · Open by Andre Agassi, J.R. Moehringer. The early parts of the book start not much different than the stories of many pro athletes, a troubled childhood with a domineering father. However, it doesn’t follow this time worn script for long. Growing up in Las Vegas constantly playing tennis then being sent to Florida to play in a tennis academy.
Mar 05, · 4 Minutes First up is a reread of Open by Andre Agassi, a book that regularly makes the various lists of best ever sports books.
For now, I’ve written my thoughts based on how I remember the book from when I first read it more than 7 years ago. I’m about to start re-reading it and will update the post after I finish. Oct 21, · Book Review: “OPEN”- Andre Agassi lets himself loose. mandakini FOLLOW. SENIOR ANALYST Modified 21 OctIST.
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