Andre Agassi book "Open"

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  1. levy1

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    One of the best books I have read! I could not put it down. I can believe he got to Stephie before me! Oh well, she would not have liked my game!
     
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    What else you read?
     
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  3. Breaker

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    Agassi wrote a book??
     
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    james blake was very good, the guy seems to have been through alot
     
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    Anyone know what it's about?
     
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    Its about his bizarre desire to burn things when he gets stressed out.
     
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    Its a fantastic book about how his dad raised him, his training at Bollatarri tennis academy, Brad Gilbert, Brooke Shields, Steffi Graff, and his tennis career including a stint with meth!
    You could not make up all the all of the drama!
     
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  8. levy1

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    comic books!
     
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    I read it. It was pretty good. In some ways I liked Pete's book better though. I think maybe because the attitude he displayed through his book as a player meshes more with mine.

    That said, however, when one actually reads the Andre's book, the pre-released quotes really get toned down a lot and put into better perspective. One thing I think the book did very well is that Andre grows up in the book and he takes the reader along with him for that journey and you feel a bit of a part of that process.
     
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    i agree there are so many things i liked about this book. it makes me feel like agassi is a friend of mine. must read if love tennis.

    a very good player who is a friend of mine said I should check out spadeas book, too.
     
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    after agassi's i decided to pick up pete's. i know i should read it but couldn't get passed page 30.
     
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    Now you guys have me thinking. I am posting a thread about tennis books.
     
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    I can't wait to read this book. I went to buy it yesterday but my girlfriend stopped me, and now I think I have to wait for christmas.
     
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    i had the opposite problem. i saw it in barnes and noble, and told my girlfriend 'christmas?' she shook her head and said 'hell no, not more tennis st uff'

    :neutral:
     
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    i read sampras biography it was really good
     
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