Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Little Andre Goes A Long Way!

I just finished Andre Agassi's book Open. It was interesting. I don't really follow tennis but I really enjoyed reading his journey through life. It includes some really gritty stuff, including a lot of self loathing and depression (which I can identify with to a certain degree) and also redemption and joy at finding his true self (something I'm always working towards.)

Here are a few interviews that I enjoyed watching:

His stories about how he found the love of his life, Steffi Graff and also how he founded his school were really romantic and uplifting!!!

Have you read the book?


  1. I haven't read it. I heard a little about his cocaine controversy.

    Are you still painting?

  2. Coco - I haven't been painting. It just didn't stick. I just couldn't get inspired to continue. And January hasn't been a great month.

    I'm feeling positive though and will be posting a lot more on my blog. I really want to share things that I find funny, inspiring, interesting or just goofy. Why not, right?

    I hope you enjoy my new direction.

  3. Always a delight to check into your blog.

    Re: Agassi...inspiring to see someone grow positively from such hard experiences. He starts to talk a bit about our life stories; how we think of them and how we tell them. Although I'm not sure he's actually into it, there is a mode of psychology I am really interested in which is sort of based around the transformative power of story. Check out "Narrative Therapy" for more:

    Loving your new "profile" description ;-) !

  4. Isn't it amazing? I think b/c I'm just "ordinary" that I feel this way and then you hear his story.

  5. love the book and love to hear that you are going to post more often!
    I use to admire Agassi, after reading him, I admire him even more and inspire me in many ways.

  6. Kim - I know exactly what you mean about the power of story, especially your own in teaching you about your purpose.

    Bernthis - You are far from ordinary!

    Rose - He's inspire me too and made me think about the "hate-love" part of working and life.

  7. I haven't read it, but read a brief article about it in a magazine at the dr's office. I've wanted to try and find time for it. I'm glad you liked it and I'll be sure to check it out now!

  8. I haven't read it, and honestly, can't imagine having the time in the next oh, fifty years. But that's just because I'm feeling OVERWHELMED right now. In general, and being pregnant with a toddler. I need a day off! :-)