Ok so in the interest of full disclosure, this opinion is coming from someone who never liked Agassi as a player. I definitely rocked a pair of jean shorts with spandex underneath in the 10 and unders, but besides that, he annoyed me. He was a hothead who cared more about flamboyant shots than winning and lacked worth ethic. Actually, now I realize why I disliked him so much during the first part of his career – he was too similar to myself. I was a hothead who care more about flamboyant shots than winning and lacked worth ethic. Then during the second half of his career (post meth), he seemed incredibly fake with his lame kisses to the crowd after every match. Now, with the stuff that has come out of this book, those lame kisses make sense…seems to me that he was thanking the crowd for putting up with him being an ass for a decade, and for being a methhead.
I guess that isn’t really what you were posting about…you seem to be questioning on whether or not this full blown memoir is a good idea, and why did he bother? Before I answer fully, I’d really like to read the book first. People need to take all these excerpts and interviews with a few grains of salt. As in, he wrote the book for three apparent reasons: 1. A lesson for others so they don’t make the same mistakes 2. to make some dough 3. self-serving divulgence of information to clear his conscience 4. to get back in the spotlight.
Those reasons were not in order. Anyone want to take a guesstimate as to the order of importance for those reasons? 2, 3, 1. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive, in my humble opinion.As for reason number 4, I really don’t know where that fits, could be in first position, could be in last position.
“But Jeremy, he already has so much money…no way is he writing this to make a buck.” No, he is not writing this to make some extra cash. He is writing this to make millions of bucks. He is writing this because maybe it will be made into a ABC movie of the week HBO miniseries (do they do movie’s of the week anymore?) That’s why all these excerpts are coming out…notice how they aren’t crazy revelations about his day to day training routine. No, they divulge such info as the crystal meth use, hairplugs, hatred of his father…Agassi (and his publisher) are trying to sell freaking books. Oh, and yes, Agassi and his wife have millions and millions of dollars (much of which they have done amazing philanthropic work with)…but he is probably relatively bored, and if telling his story is going to make him millions more, why not?
Wow, I really didn’t expect to come across so angry. But I guess meth just does that to me. I mean, talking about meth, not taking it. Believe me, after seeing this clip, I steered clear.