Autobiography

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by 
Andre Agassi
Recommended by 
Chris Archer

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Genre

Autobiography

Published

2009

Read Time

10 hours and 29 minutes

Why should you read it?

"It was cool for Agassi to open up about his insecurities. Being a world-class athlete, most people think that they’re always the most confident person and it’s not always the case, so I think it can help people in all walks of life overcome their insecurities and their confidence issues." -Chris Archer

Synopsis

Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.

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