December 22, 2009
The news of “Open,” the autobiography of Andre Agassi, appears to be selling well across Europe.
Agassi had this to say about the message behind his book.
“I want to give (people) the opportunity to avoid the mistakes I made,” Agassi said. “Problems, pain and depression are nothing bad: we all share the same struggle, regardless of how much money and titles you have.”
When Agassi was asked about the negative comments from fellow players the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the former No. 1 had this to say:
“Anyone who starts their answer with, ‘I haven’t read the book, but…,’ I hope that they would read it all and then speak. To Rafael Nadal, Marat Safin, Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer, I would say: If they do that and they still have the same opinion of me, I would be sad and disappointed.”
At a book signing in London, Agassi’s book sold 3000 copies as 900 people anxiously awaited the former No. 1’s arrival.
October 29, 2009
Here is a video featuring the man of the moment (for good or bad) Andre Agassi discussing why he decided to go forward with his book “Open: An Autobiography” which drops Nov 9, 2009. This serves as a bit of a promo and teaser to the release of the book as well but I think given the latest media coverage his book will do alright. If you haven’t seen our Twitter conversation with Andy Roddick about the topic click here.