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Andre Agassi Gets 'Open' About Depression, Drug Abuse, And Hating Tennis

It seems I missed the chance to add one more celebrity memoir to Holiday Shopping With Celebrity Psychings back in December: Former tennis superstar Andre Agassi’s memoir, Open, hit shelves back in November, and while The New York Times‘ review wasn’t too hard on it (reviewer Janet Maslin claims the book’s revelations are “anticlimactic” in nature, but it did reach #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List), The Washington Post calls it “an honest, substantive, insightful autobiography.”

If you want to check out the book for yourself, there are plenty of ways you can warm up while you’re waiting for it to arrive: In addition to the brief video featured on the book’s Amazon page (that’s not an affiliate link, folks – just a link to watch the video), you can catch up with what Agassi has to say about much of the book’s content such as his struggles with depression, poor self-image, crystal meth abuse, the less-than-ideal relationship he had with his father, and – yes – how much he truly despised tennis when you check out his interviews with 60 Minutes‘ Katie Couric and’s Jenn Horton.

You might also want to spend some time getting familiar with the various charities Agassi has founded or been involved with over the years, such as the Andre Agassi Foundation as well as the numerous other organizations and causes listed over at The Sports Philanthropy Project.

To learn more about recent celebrity memoirs, check out Holiday Shopping With Celebrity Psychings: Celebrity Memoirs, and many thanks to Psych Central’s Sandra Kiume for this Agassi-related heads up!

Andre Agassi Gets 'Open' About Depression, Drug Abuse, And Hating Tennis

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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