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    Description#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar 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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    Title
    Open
    Subtitle
    An Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andre Agassi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 385
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307388407
    ISBN 10: 0307388409
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WSJR2
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    DC22: B
    DC21: 796.342092
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC22: 796.342092
    Libri: ERIN2078, TENN5000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A09302060
    BISAC V2.8: SPO045000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV994.A43 A3 2010
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    10 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. Visit the author's website: www.agassifoundation.org
    Review quote
    A "New York Times "Notable Book and a "Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, "and" Washington Post" Best Book of the Year "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. . . . An unvarnished, at times inspiring story [told] in an arresting, muscular style. . . . Agassi's memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game." --"Time" "Fascinating. . . . Inspiring. . . . "Open "describes Agassi's personal odyssey with brio and unvarnished candor. . . . [Agassi's] career-comeback tale is inspiring but even more so is another "Open "storyline. It could be called: The punk grows up. . . . Countless athletes start charitable foundations, but frequently the organizations are just tax shelters or PR stunts. For Agassi helping others has instead become his life's calling. . . ." 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. . . . An uncommonly well-written sports memoir. . . . Bracingly devoid of triumphalist homily, Agassi's is one of the most passionately anti-sports books ever written by a superstar athlete." --"The New York Times" "Not your typical jock-autobio fare. This literate and absorbing book is, as the title baldly states, Agassi's confessional, a wrenching chronicle of his lifelong search for identity and serenity, on and off the court." --"Los Angeles Times" "The writing here is exceptional. It is can't-put-down good." --"Sports Illustrated" "An honest, substantive, insightful autobiography. . . . The bulk of this extraordinary book vividly recounts a lost childhood, a Dickensian adolescence, and a chaotic struggle in adulthood to establish an identity. . . . While not without excitement, Agassi's comeback to No. 1 is less uplifting than his sheer survival, his emotional resilience, and his good humor in the fa