Open: An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

This is the superb autobiography of Andre Agassi. It is the story of a very demanding father who was obsessed with making his son into the #1 tennis player in the world.

The book relates the story of endless hours hitting tennis balls and beginning his journey as a competitive tennis player when he is quite young. The book also relates his career as an international tennis star, including marriages first to Brooke Shields, and then later to Stefanie Graf.

Most of the book is a page-turner. Agassi is so honest and insightful, and the writer who helps him is apparently superb at telling a story.

Overall, I would say this is one of the best sports biographies that I have read.

As my friend, Taylor Ince, put it when he recommended the book: “It’s about the father. It always is.”