Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

I am reading random books at the moment. This one is the autobiography of Andre Agassi, an American tennis player.

Though every man is the hero of his story, I love the frankness and honesty that he brings.

Instead of writing down quotes, I have clicked pictures of a few pages and am putting them here.

Can't really summarise this. Some things can only be felt.

This is something I can relate to.

It is better to be judged than to be ignored. But nobody thinks it at that time.

No arguing this, Agassi had an asshole father. The man made his son play for his own selfishness. And then wanted his son to quit for the same.

This is the most motivating thing I have read in 2016!

Aaaand, the most badass thing of 2016.

 What is an autobiography or biography you would recommend?

8 comments:

  1. Take away your opponents biggest advantage sure is a win. Have to keep pushing through for those skies to open up too.

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    1. It has been a few days since I read the book, and I feel the keeping pushing part is in fact right. It does not work 100% of course but pushing through is still better than sitting back and doing nothing.

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  2. Andre loses a lot - over and over and over. There are a few sweet rushes and he gets back up again. I respect him more for his tenacity.

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    1. Along with the tenacity, I really liked his focus on aspects of his game that were holding him back. Takes determination and discipline to find faults in one's own work.

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  3. It's been forever since I read an autobiography.

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    1. I think you won't read any autobiographies. Then one day you will write one. I call dibs on the first copy!

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  4. You picked out some good quotes there. I like honesty but it doesn't always go down well, especially in this PC world.

    The Oystercatcher is on one well leg. Waders often stand on one leg. It's a way of preserving heat. Try it!

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    1. Thank you Phil. You are right about honesty.

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