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He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

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He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.


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  • Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Seitenzahl: 400
  • Erscheinungstermin: 09.11.2009
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780007346301
  • Artikelnr.: 39953427
Autorenporträt
Andre Agassi played tennis professionally from 1986 to 2006. Often ranked number one, he captured eight Grand Slam singles championships. Founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, he has raised more than $85 million for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy for underprivileged children in Las Vegas, where he lives with his wife, Stefanie Graf, and their two children.
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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Rezension
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | Besprechung von 13.12.2009

Hand aufs Herz

Andre Agassi stellt im "Hotel Adlon" sein sechshundertseitiges Buch "Open" vor

BERLIN. Auf dem Tennisplatz wurde Andre Agassi für seine Returns gefürchtet. Aufschlagen konnten Becker und Sampras besser, aber von Agassi kamen die Bälle in den unwahrscheinlichsten Winkeln zurück. Die Eröffnung seiner Pressesprecherin retourniert der Mann aus Las Vegas mit einem glatten Stop. Die Dame wollte ungezwungen ins Gespräch kommen, fragte ihn über sein Gepäck und seine Reisegewohnheiten aus. Agassi, irritiert: "Können wir endlich mit den Fragen zum Buch anfangen?"

Fragen haben die Journalisten viele, die meisten gleichen sich wie ein Ball dem anderen. Warum dieses Buch? Die Drogengeständnisse? Woher der Mut? Wie mit der Kritik von Becker, Nadal, Federer und anderen umgehen? Agassi fühlt sich missverstanden: Nicht um eine Abrechnung mit dem Sport, mit ehemaligen Konkurrenten oder mit seinem Vater, der ihn zum Profitennis verdonnert hat, sei es ihm zu tun, sondern um die Wahrheit des Augenblicks: "Wie war das, als ich 9, 13, 18, 25 Jahre alt gewesen bin? Was habe ich genau in diesen Momenten gedacht?"

Drei Jahre habe er gebraucht, um in Gesprächen mit dem Pulitzer-Preisträger J. R. Moehringer herauszufinden, was ihn zu dem Menschen gemacht hat, der er geworden ist, und, um diese Szenen so unmittelbar wie möglich niederzuschreiben. "Hier stehe ich und kann nicht anders" - Agassi drückt sich zwar weniger prägnant aus, wenn er in langen Sätzen die Frage umkreist, was es heißt, ein Buch über sein Leben zu schreiben: im Grunde sagt er aber genau dies.

Wie viele der Anwesenden "Open" denn schon gelesen hätten, will Agassi wissen, als doch noch eine Frage zu Boris Becker kommt. Im vollbesetzten Konferenzsaal gehen etwa fünfzehn Hände hoch. Das fuchst Agassi, er will ernst genommen werden.

Aber er behält die Geduld und beeindruckt das Auditorium mit einer Verve, die nicht uncharmant ist. Die Anekdoten, die er erzählt, zum Beispiel über die Begegnung seines Schwiegervaters Peter Graf mit seinem eigenen Vater, beides ehemalige Boxer, machen Lust, das Buch aufzuschlagen.

Tobias Haberkorn

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A New York Times Notable Book and a Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post Best Book of the Year

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. . . . An unvarnished, at times inspiring story [told] in an arresting, muscular style. . . . Agassi s memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game.
Time

Fascinating. . . . Inspiring. . . . Open describes Agassi s personal odyssey with brio and unvarnished candor. . . . [Agassi s] career-comeback tale is inspiring but even more so is another Open storyline. It could be called: The punk grows up. . . . Countless athletes start charitable foundations, but frequently the organizations are just tax shelters or PR stunts. For Agassi helping others has instead become his life s calling. . . . Open is a superb memoir, but it hardly closes the books on an extraordinary life.
The Wall Street Journal

Honest in a way that such books seldom are. . . . An uncommonly well-written sports memoir. . . . Bracingly devoid of triumphalist homily, Agassi s is one of the most passionately anti-sports books ever written by a superstar athlete.
The New York Times

Not your typical jock-autobio fare. This literate and absorbing book is, as the title baldly states, Agassi s confessional, a wrenching chronicle of his lifelong search for identity and serenity, on and off the court.
Los Angeles Times

The writing here is exceptional. It is can t-put-down good.
Sports Illustrated

An honest, substantive, insightful autobiography. . . . The bulk of this extraordinary book vividly recounts a lost childhood, a Dickensian adolescence, and a chaotic struggle in adulthood to establish an identity. . . . While not without excitement, Agassi s comeback to No. 1 is less uplifting than his sheer survival, his emotional resilience, and his good humor in the face of the luckless cards he was often dealt.
The Washington Post

The most revealing, literate, and toes-stompingly honest sports autobiography in history
Rick Reilly, ESPN

Much more than a drug confession Agassi weaves a fascinating tale of professional tennis and personal adversity. . . . His tale shows that success is measured both on and off the court.
New York Post

Not only has Agassi bared his soul like few professional athletes ever have, he s done it with a flair and force that most professional writers can t even pull off.
Entertainment Weekly

[A] heartfelt memoir . . . Agassi s style is open, all right, and his book, like so many of his tennis games, is a clear winner.
O, The Oprah Magazine

Hard-won self-knowledge irradiates almost every page of Open. . . . Not just a first-rate sports memoir but a genuine bildungsroman, darkly funny yet also anguished and soulful. It confirms what Agassi s admirers sensed from the outset, that this showboat . . . was not clamoring for attention but rather conducting a struggle to wrest some semblance of selfhood from the sport that threatened to devour him.
The New York Times Book Review

A riveting and reflective memoir by a man who rose to the top of his sport despite hating it.
San Francisco Chronicle

Celebrity tell-alls have rarely been this honest and this interesting.
Baltimore Sun

A vivid portrait of the internal battle faced in some measure by every athlete.
Bloomberg News

Articulate. . . . Expertly rendered.
The Morning News (Boston)

Refreshingly candid. . . . This lively, revealing, and entertaining book is certain to roil the tennis world and make a big splash beyond.
Publishers Weekly

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A New York Times Notable Book and a Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post Best Book of the Year

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. . . . An unvarnished, at times inspiring story [told] in an arresting, muscular style. . . . Agassi s memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game.
Time
 
Fascinating. . . . Inspiring. . . . Open describes Agassi s personal odyssey with brio and unvarnished candor. . . . [Agassi s] career-comeback tale is inspiring but even more so is another Open storyline. It could be called: The punk grows up. . . . Countless athletes start charitable foundations, but frequently the organizations are just tax shelters or PR stunts. For Agassi helping others has instead become his life s calling. . . . Open is a superb memoir, but it hardly closes the books on an extraordinary life.
The Wall Street Journal

Honest in a way that such books seldom are. . . . An uncommonly well-written sports memoir. . . . Bracingly devoid of triumphalist homily, Agassi s is one of the most passionately anti-sports books ever written by a superstar athlete.
The New York Times
 
Not your typical jock-autobio fare. This literate and absorbing book is, as the title baldly states, Agassi s confessional, a wrenching chronicle of his lifelong search for identity and serenity, on and off the court.
Los Angeles Times

The writing here is exceptional. It is can t-put-down good.
Sports Illustrated
 
An honest, substantive, insightful autobiography. . . . The bulk of this extraordinary book vividly recounts a lost childhood, a Dickensian adolescence, and a chaotic struggle in adulthood to establish an identity. . . . While not without excitement, Agassi s comeback to No. 1 is less uplifting than his sheer survival, his emotional resilience, and his good humor in the face of the luckless cards he was often dealt.
The Washington Post
 
The most revealing, literate, and toes-stompingly honest sports autobiography in history
Rick Reilly, ESPN
 
Much more than a drug confession Agassi weaves a fascinating tale of professional tennis and personal adversity. . . . His tale shows that success is measured both on and off the court.
New York Post
 
Not only has Agassi bared his soul like few professional athletes ever have, he s done it with a flair and force that most professional writers can t even pull off.
Entertainment Weekly
 
[A] heartfelt memoir . . . Agassi s style is open, all right, and his book, like so many of his tennis games, is a clear winner.
O, The Oprah Magazine
 
Hard-won self-knowledge irradiates almost every page of Open. . . . Not just a first-rate sports memoir but a genuine bildungsroman, darkly funny yet also anguished and soulful. It confirms what Agassi s admirers sensed from the outset,that this showboat . . . was not clamoring for attention but rather conducting a struggle to wrest some semblance of selfhood from the sport that threatened to devour him.
The New York Times Book Review
 
A riveting and reflective memoir by a man who rose to the top of his sport despite hating it.
San Francisco Chronicle
 
Celebrity tell-alls have rarely been this honest and this interesting.
Baltimore Sun
 
A vivid portrait of the internal battle faced in some measure by every athlete.
Bloomberg News
 
Articulate. . . . Expertly rendered.
The Morning News (Boston)
 
Refreshingly candid. . . . This lively, revealing, and entertaining book is certain to roil the tennis world and make a big splash beyond.
Publishers Weekly
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