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Open: An Autobiography

Open: An Autobiography

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Harper
Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts Agassi makes us feel his panic as an undersized seven-year-old in Las Vegas, practicing all day under the obsessive gaze of his violent father. We see him at thirteen, banished to a Florida tennis camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promisesoes his lightning fast return. In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf. With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A ... See more
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  1.  Hard to put it down 20 March, 2013 On
    I am not an Agassi fan - nor I am a hardcore tennis. but love this book. Very gripping narrative of a champion. This gives a behind the scene looking to that hard work that went in to making a star.
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