A great insight into the thought processes of a competetive athelete. Has lessons for every parent and voyeur of athletic competitions by letting one peek inside the mind during one man's journey from boyhood to manhood.
Sitting listening, I realize theres a similarity between playing in the low grades to the pros, tennis is a mental game, if you think you're hot, you are, if you think you're not, you aren't.
I remember watching Agassi during summer break as a kid. Very good book about his struggles throughout life on the tour. Was fascinated during the entire book. Definitely recommend!
Reading is everything to me - gave me escape as an abused child who needed it desperately; the universe when my world was a small village.
This was not only well written but it is a good story often feeling like a well written novel. Agassi is honest and raw - poignant and often subtly humorous. I am not a tennis buff but did not find the tennis talk unbearable. My barometer of how good a book is how much my mind drifts from the story and this did not happen one - I was kept engaged the whole listen. The narrator was a perfect match also. I will browse for other books he narrates. The high ratings that still resulted from the cumulative rating to number of raters speaks volumes. Go ahead and get this book, you will be pleasantly surprised.