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Jegan
This is one is surely for all those skeptics who had that doubt on whether he deserved this esteem and the Honey Steffi graff :)

The Autobiography which I longed to read and Im Happy that my wallet was Open for Open.

The moment I started this , I went straight to the days were I used to bunk classes, skip food, Hold my bowels, prorogue almost anything Just to witness the charm this guy was evincing on the court.

The expectation rose within me as I tried to stop envisage my past wid agassi and start...more
Psmith
It was a fast paced satisfying read. I am not a tennis fan, but my parents are, and I grew up hearing all the names mentioned in the book. But it is the first time I am meeting them as people with real feelings and fallacies, and not golden idols. I felt sorry for the young Andre, the way he was treated by his father, and then by his first two serious girl friends, and I was cheering for him when he found happiness with "Stefanie". After reading the book, I admire the guy, and for the past two d...more
Ruchik
The best autobiography I have read is Open by Andre Agassi; the problem with a lot of autobiographies is that the famous person writing them has to live up to an image; hence the side they depict in the book is too one dimensional; they only talk about the good things they have done; it takes courage to write honestly to the world about things which would besmirch a reputation that you have build painstakingly ..Andre literally writes a tell it all book; ok he has done drugs, he lied about it, h...more
Rohit Raut
'Open' is a gripping, unashamedly candid and fascinating look into the mind of one of the greatest tennis players to walk the earth. Andre the man is much, much more of a character than Andre the tennis player.

He talks liberally about his failures, his shortcomings, his loves, his losses, and his unique struggles - and I'm completely sure everyone who reads it will identify with Andre's journey. He talks about his many rivalries with the greats of his generation. People who've grown up watching...more
Akshay Ahuja
Andre Agassi hates Tennis!!!! This particular revelation along with the crackling intro to the book sets the tone for the rest of the book. Agassi then takes the reader through each of the highs and the lows of his professional and personal life. Above all he is able to convey his philosophy of life and how he is a person of contradiction very well through this book.
Agassi also tries to give the reader a fair picture of what all emotions a sportsman goes through when he reads anything bad printe...more
Sridatta
For a book which probably has the most annoying cover, this sure is a good book. It was difficult to put down, once I started reading it and luckily I managed to finish it in a single sitting. It particularly works well when he doesn't try to be funny and ends up being so. It probably took few liberties with dramatics and doesn't seem believable sometimes, but sure works well within the confines of an autobiography. Overall this is an excellent read and add to it a beautiful love story between A...more
Srinath Sridhar
best sports autobio I've read
Amrit Datta
personal & entertaining!!!
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