Open - Andre Agassi


By Andre Agassi

  • Release Date: 2009-11-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,284 Ratings



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.


  • Agassi is King

    By JhnPonder
    What a wonderful memoir. Beautifully written, brilliance in selection of words, comfort food to the soul.
  • Open by Andre Agassi

    By Chesseyweezy
    This and Chuck Yeager’s biography are two of the best I’ve read. A friend read this book. He said, I hate biographies, but I liked this one. So, even if you don’t like biographies, read this one. It’s superb. I will now try to get my 15 year old tennis playing son to read it. That will be a chore.
  • Great read

    By keetee14
    Loved this book... as a fan I’m biased but goes to show while superhuman you are you are also human.

    By VERY well worth it!!
    I am not really a reader, at least not till lately. I read this book in about 5 days flat I could not put it down. So beautifully written with a simplicity that allows the story structure and take aways to utterly fly. Please please please do yourself a favor and read it. So sad that I'm already done with it.
  • Amazing read

    By 300Twinz
    I really couldn't stop reading this amazing book. I grew up watching Agassi on tv and loved getting into his mind and behind the scenes thanks to this beautiful book.
  • OPEN - loved it!

    By ITomney
    Inspiring story of dedication to a sport.
  • Wow!

    By Fort Wayne realtor
    I'm not a reader, but I read this book in two days. Agassi was my hero growing up, and I tried to emulate his game. Mullet and all. After reading this I am once again inspired. Unreal.
  • Great book!

    By Aperik
    What an amazing life/career.
  • Open

    By Tex Turkey
    What a wonderful book. Probally one of the best sports I've read. If you ever played tennis( juniors an collage) you will really enjoy it.
  • Amazing.

    By Johnnylehmann
    Haven't watched a day of tennis in my life nor have I been a big reader but I was told about this book and I decided to give it a chance. Read it in 3 days, I was so taken away and into the book. Must read.