Open: An Autobiography
Why this book?
I think it’s fair to say that even those who are not familiar with the game of tennis recognize Andre Agassi, because he was such a media-gravitating force in his heyday. Not only did he excel in tennis itself, he married Brooke Shields. He wore that entrancing mullet of hair, which at some point became a secret hairpiece. Then there’s the time Andre played a match while high on crystal meth. And what about his legit crazy father, the guy who instilled the game of tennis so much in young Andre that as an older adult, he sometimes couldn’t tell whether he loved or hated the sport? Written with the assistance of J.R. Moehringer (of The Tender Bar fame), this is an eminently fascinating autobiography. Sorry, no porn.