Say something about yourself!
Yes, you do not need to be a tennis fan to love this book you basically have to be a life fan. When I was a kid Andre was not my favorite player but I did like him second to Pete, that is when I watched the most tennis in my life. This book goes so much deeper than most 'sports biographies' go. You get a great impression of every step of his life, it is written so well you get a feel for every character.
The early years of his life get you hooked because I would have never guessed what Agassi went through. From beginning to end it remains excellent. I listened to this book in 3 sessions the 3rd being the last 45 mins.
Where a rival turns into a friend.
All range of emotions, it is a top 10 book for me and I would have never expected that.
Do not wait on this one, if you have never listened to a tennis audio book make this one your first.
It is definitely in my top 10. Usually sports autobiographies are ego-maniacal--they attempt to paint the athlete as some sort of stock character who has no flaws, has never made any mistakes, and who never experiences self doubt or anguish. This painted Andre Agassi as a true human being, and it gave you insight into the mindset it took for him to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. This book was so open (pardon the cliche) and honest; Agassi truly was one of the most misunderstood athletes of his time.
It's hard to say--it's so unlike any other sports autobiography or biography I have ever read, as they tend to paint the athlete as some sort of superhero, rather than a human being with flaws.
He gave a good performance, but I wouldn't say it was particularly memorable.
I highly recommend this book. It was fantastic!!
Loved it and could not put it down. Worth your time and effort to read.
I knew of Andre and his family story, but this is so much more than that. Great book, certainly one I'll listen to again. Having to press pause was torture for me. Thank you Andre! Thank you!
Fascinating account of Agassi's rise through retirement. Well worth the read for any tennis lover. I didn't give it five stars because it's ultimately not going to change your life but I absolutely recommend it.
The entire prologue -- Andre's introduction to his second-to-last match (against Marcos). He gave lots of good descriptions about life and how tennis an analogous.
A fantastic book -- written very well. This is not a book about tennis -- this is a book about Andre's journey, and it reads almost like a fiction. Very interesting and fast paced. You don't need to know anything about tennis to appreciate this book.