Yes, I have recommended it to my friends. For the people who saw Agassi this book let us understand why he have the different attitudes we saw at the courts!
It is a very good story! Eventhough it is long, it finishes very fast because you want to continue listening!
The book is extremely well-written. There is never a dull moment. While there are a lot of players (literally) and people in Agassi's life, the writer laid out very clearly each of the roles. I loved the book so much that I went and bought the hardcover just to re-read some of the moments....and to see the pictures - to my disappointment, there are numerous photos included in the book but audible did not provide them in a PDF file like they did for other books.
Also, I would like to point out that the narrator acts out the female voices in the book. It didn't bother me at first but it started to be irritating. I didn't want Graf's voice to be done with his voice and that was one of the other reasons I bought the hardcover!
Anyway... Superbly entertaining and thought-provoking book. LOVE Agassi and always will!!!
Talk about not knowing a person in the limelight, Andre is one of those. I can relate to his story so much although I was never in the limelight. Childhood abuse leads to a great story of triumph.
As a huge Agassi fan (I even had the mullet, necklace, and earring as I was running around the courts), i was stunned at some of his revelations. Although I was shocked, I still find him to be a hero and an all time tennis great. To be able to face your fans and the world and explain that what we saw in the media was not really Andre Agassi is proof how amazing he is as a person.
I think we would all love to be able to come clean with our skeletons in our closets.
Great listen, Amazing story.
Thank you Andre!!!!
The book is well written, I learned a lot and he is such an interesting person. I thoroughly recommend the book for anyone that enjoys the categories of history and historical fiction.
I really enjoyed this book, even though I think it would have been really exciting if Andre performed it. But as we learned, he is a very busy man. I admire his courage to publicly reveal his struggles to come to terms with himself. I went through similar struggles but had the luxury of privacy to conceal me from the world. I am more of a fan of his now, and I was a pretty big fan before I read the book.
Good luck Andre, and God bless.
Liked the stories. Enjoyed the details and mental aspect of the game. Came to understand Andre Agassi as a very self centered individual.
I really enjoyed about the first half of this narration, where Andre talks about his childhood, rough relationship with his father, and pretty interesting encounters with bold faced tennis player names. However, he never quite reconciled to my satisfaction how he managed hating tennis so much with his drive to win Wimbledon. Also, as soon as Steffi Graf appeared in the story line - ugh. The writing became choppy and sappy.
This was a book that I only "read" audibly after so many disparate friends told me how enjoyable the book was.I enjoy memoirs and biography but.. I didn't follow tennis, couldn't imagine how I could follow it but his openness was an extraordinary gift to an audience of fans, who now include me.It's not about tennis, as much as it is about sharing a life in tennis that seemed quite literally to end at LOVE but with Steffi Graf. And it was fun finally learning about tennis And in his honesty and generosity towards other players I now understand more about the sport .After the first sentence, it was mighty hard to put down. A passionate but curiously anti-sports book. If I had read this review from Time, I wouldn't have had to have so many friends tell me to read the book! “Andre Agassi’s memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game . . . By sharing an unvarnished, at times inspiring story in an arresting, muscular style, 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.”
-Sean Gregory, Time
This book is amazing. I was blown away by how honest he is. The title says it all. This is a great story of a very conflicted man who ultimately finds peace. I loved it.