I thought the book was very interesting. Believing it or not isn't an issue. I'm not sure I can all of the items from "his perspective", but in many ways, Andre comes across as aloof and immature, even to this day. However, it shows amazing insight into the life of tennis players in general, and I really like Andre. the book reads well and I highly recommend it from an athletes perspective. I played a lot of tennis, so it might be more interesting to someone like me.
This was the most self indulgent piece of crap I have ever read. The only time I have ever read someone's life story and gone from liking the individual to loathing him/her. By part three I just could not listen any longer. Save your money. OPEN is better left CLOSED.
Not sure why, but I found this book like most of the other reviewers: captivating. A very different autobiography in that this is so personal. Really give you a glimpse into what the life of "superstars" must be like, and how "unreal" it is, especially coming from someone who basically sounds like a regular normal person. Also you will never read sports columnists without a grade of skepticism again, after understanding how really little insight we have into the regular everyday lives of these people we case as either heros or villains, when in fact they are just people with an extraordinary talent.
I loved this book.
This book was fascinating from beginning to end. I felt Agassi was more honest than most people who tell their story. He gives a revealing interesting look into his life. The narration on this book was also top notch.
I am a huge fan of Andre. I love how much he adores his cute wife. I am empressed how generous he is. I enjoyed learning about his life how ever the language was so offensive that I almost quit listening it several times. I get that maybe that is the way it was for him, but it was a little too much for me.
An avid fan, I was disheartened to read of Andre's suffering and angst. I thought he was a very sympathetic protagonist, and I couldn't stop listening to this. The tone of the book captured the man I'd so admired for his persistence, comeback, and what seemed to me, a philosophical grace in his later years. The narrator did a good job -- though I doubt Andre could have pronounced all the foreign names as well! At first it was hard to listen to Andre's autobiography in another voice but his; by the end, the two sort of became one to my ears.
The book offers us a different perspective of the tennis legend. It was nice to have an inside view of what was going on in his head during his matches. The book was honest, and quite entertaining. I enjoyed it. Thanks for telling us your story, Andre.
Membre since March 2008.
The narrator is SO good I thought it was Adnre himself reading.
To see what he has accomplished with what was going on inside his head is fascinating.
I loved this story from start to finish. I am a sports fan and was always aware of Agassi, but I was never a big tennis fan. This revealing portrait of the boy, teen, and man behind "image is everything" is compelling and compulsively readable (listenable). Highly recommended.