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Title: Open: An Autobiography
Authors: Agassi, Andre
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 386
Year: 2009
ISBN-10(13): 9780007281435
Publisher: Harper Collins
Language: English
Description: It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this autobiography reveals the conflicted man behind the outstanding tennis career; the pitfalls on the path to maturity, the dysfunction and the success, and everything between. With its open and honest disclosures, this is a fascinating story that will appeal to both tennis fans and those who have never graced a court.

Comments from Groups:

Great easy to read book. The story flowed well. Provided plenty of discussion on sports people and their childhoods. Ashburton 13

Very enjoyable. Even non sports people enjoyed this. Ohope 5

Everyone thought the book was wonderful, incredibly well written. Christchurch 145

Those who were not interested in tennis found it rivetting and enjoyable. Auckland 37

Everyone enjoyed the book, some interesting discussion about the psychological aspects of being a top sports person. Christchurch 292

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Contemporary, Morals/Ethics, USA, America, What's Hot, Popular Book with Groups, Blind Foundation book, Sport

Reviews

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By: AUCK 248 2018-11-23 11:17:09
4.5 
Enjoyed this book to see the human side of celebs. Andre is a frustrating, precious but fragile character, and this autobiography gives a candid look into his world. A good refreshing read.

By: WANAK 017 2018-11-21 15:00:52
4.5 
We all really enjoyed reading about Agassi and the agonies he went through to reach his potential. Mixed feelings about the revelation of his drug use - from disappointment to compassion. The discussion went well, everyone participated even those who had known nothing about tennis. A few said they would not have selected the book from the library/store, and were surprised they enjoyed it.

By: CHCH 324 2018-11-21 14:57:41
4 
It opened our eyes to the world of professional tennis. Small print not great, but most found as they got into the book, they enjoyed it.

By: CHCH 143 2018-11-21 14:56:00
4 
Interesting upbringing!!? Good discussion re natural ability vs parental pressures. We found the middle section long - could have been edited. Insightful re life of a professional sportsperson.

By: ALEXA 006 2018-11-21 14:53:51
4 
Less repetitive detail about the games would have been good, but overall an enjoyable book.

By: ASHB 024 2018-11-21 14:53:04
4.5 
All eleven members thoroughly enjoyed this book - even those of us who were convinced we wouldn't. A fascinating insight into the world of tennis. Instigated lively discussion.

By: HAMIL 059 2018-06-22 14:58:45
3 
Some didn't enjoy this as much as others -generally those not interested in tennis. However an easy read. An honest 'open' biography.

 
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