Andre Agassi hated the game of tennis. He feared his father and the “dragon” ball machine his father designed. He left school to become a professional tennis player before finishing high school. Yet Agassi grew up to be a widely admired and loved tennis star, and to devote his after tennis life to establishing a school for underprivileged children in his home state of Nevada. In Open, Agassi gives us a you-are-there view of every stage of his life as a professional athlete. After reading this page-turning memoir, readers will understand what kind of mental toughness it takes to win at the grand slam level and then to find purpose and happiness after retiring from the game.