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.
The book is VERY good. You can see an excellent editor was behind it. It is odd to read such a good book from a 9th grade dropout. He seems honest and wants to create an image of an insightful character, which I do not fully buy. He trashes his ex and most players in the tour, which is also a sad reflection of his true self. But somehow I got him and the book made me waNt to go to a court and smash some balls, harder. The book made me go to youtube to relive some of his matches. After probably 50 audiobooks, this should be top 5, because of the way it caught my attention.
You do not have to be a tennis fan to love this book. Andre's journey of self-development is what makes this book impossible to stop listening to.
Among the most engaging autobiography I've listened to. Perfect combination of story, writing and narration. I did not stop listening to it from the time I started until the end. A truly exceptional perspective - most enjoyable. Well worth the time and money.
Great book, a total inside of Agassi`s true feelings for the game as well as the honest story of a man whose failures and sucess made him one of the game`s greatest legends...... Great narration.... takes you in there and keeps you interested through 18 hours.