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Автор: Andre Agassi
Название:  Open: Autobiography Andre Agassi HB
Перевод названия: Открытый: автобиография Андре Агасси
ISBN: 9780307268198
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Классификация:
ISBN-10: 0307268195
Обложка/Формат: Hardcover
Страницы: 385
Вес: 0.689 кг.
Дата издания: 30.11.2009
Язык: English
Размер: 243.60 x 166.40 x 34.80
Поставляется из: США
Описание: From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.
Agassis incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp that feels like a prison camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. He dyes his hair, pierces his ears, dresses like a punk rocker. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return.
And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the worlds best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target.
Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals from several generations--Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer--Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. And he recounts his spectacular resurrection, a comeback climaxing with his epic run at the 1999 French Open and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one.
In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf. Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career. Entering his last tournament in 2006, hes hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from nonconformist to elder statesman, from dropout to education advocate. And still hes not done. At a U.S. Open for the ages, he makes a courageous last stand, then delivers one of the most stirring farewells ever heard in a sporting arena.
With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassis game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed, and power.




Open: An Autobiography

Автор: Andre Agassi
Название: Open: An Autobiography
ISBN: 0007281439 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007281435
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Цена: 1451 р.
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Описание: He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

Open

Автор: Agassi, Andre
Название: Open
ISBN: 0007281420 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007281428
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Цена: 1451 р.
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Описание: He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.

Open: An Autobiography

Автор: Agassi Andre
Название: Open: An Autobiography
ISBN: 0307388409 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307388407
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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An inspiring and entertaining gift for Father's Day.

Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.

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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