Andre Agassi played tennis professionally from 1986 to 2006. Often ranked number one, he captured eight Grand Slam singles championships, tying him for seventh on the all-time list, and he's the only man to win a career 'Golden Slam' - all four Grand Slam singles titles plus the Olympic gold medal. He also compiled one of the best records ever by an American in the Davis Cup. As founder of the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, he has raised more than $85 million for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, an acclaimed K-12 charter school for underprivileged children in his hometown, Las Vegas. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Stefanie Graf, and their two children.
Agassi endured his father's rage-filled obsession to make him a tennis superstar. Actor/narrator Erik Davies's breathy, edge-of-the-seat delivery brings to life the near disaster of Agassi's childhood as well as his desire that his life could have been different. [Audio, LJ 3/15/10, starred review] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
'engaging, thrilling...a superbly written book'
-Michael Atherton, The Times
-Lynne Truss, The Times
'Honest in a way that such books seldom are . . . An uncommonly
well-written sports memoir.'
-Charles McGrath, The New York Times
'Agassi weaves a fascinating tale of professional tennis and
personal adversity . . . His tale shows that success is measured
both on and off the court.'
-Doree Shafrir, New York Post
'An ace autobiography'