but put the book away
Taking the illegal drug ‘meth’ or ‘ice’ at a low point in his career his ranking had dropped below 100 and Brooke Shields wasn’t quite the Blue Lagoon he thought these things happen and human beings prove to be exactly that. Temptation sits up, asking to be smashed down the line.
As a man who wore his heart on his Grand Slam winning sleeve, Agassi is quoted as saying that he was actually “excited about telling the world the whole truth”.
Then why can’t he tell it without the book? Why can’t he just say, “Well, you know I made a whole lot of money out of tennis more than I could sensibly spend in the rest of my days but you know what? I took drugs and I lied. I stuffed up along the way.”
Why should it take a book for such a scandal to make Andre the most sought after interview again? He doesn’t strike me as the type who craves the spotlight.
In my opinion, a much loved icon like Andre Agassi should either air his dirty canada goose coats on sale laundry without the presence of a book publisher salivating off his serving shoulder, or not Canada Goose sale air it at all.
“Well, you know I made a whole lot of money out of tennis more than I could sensibly spend in Canada Goose Online the rest of my days but you know what? I took drugs and I lied. I stuffed up along the way.”
Possibly because he could explain it a little better in a book format and possibly shed some light onto what helped him overcome a hurdle life placed before him. Delving into an area of your life that questions your meaning of life or the path of your soul might have required longer than 3 sentences.
Reading about his highs and his lows Canada Goose Coats On Sale may help someone else going through the same thing.
Why not donate all proceedings from the book to an appropriate charity? Maybe he is, I don’t know, but it just seems like the standard formula for retired stars these days. The old ‘controversial revelation to sell a book’ trick. RMc
No Doubt it would be better to admit it without a book. But who would read a book that just said, I have a great life and lots of money and I won a canada goose clearance shed load of titles.
From: Elements of a Successful Novel, Kim Kay 1998 “The reader must care about your characters in order to care about what happens to them. To achieve this, your characters must be three official canada goose outlet dimensional. Like real people, characters have hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses, and one or more objectives.”
Andre doesn’t need canada goose outlet shop more money but the publishers do. Can you imagine the pressure the publishers would have put on him to give some dirt?
I would have prefered not to know.
Well, if I was going to make these revelations public I wouldn’t want them filtered through the hysterical news media, I canada goose outlet black friday would want them out there purely in my own words, purely honest and without spin. A book is the best way for him to reveal all in the context he has control over.
Agassi has done the right thing by owning up to his transgression. We should all applaud his honesty and openess rather than cynically bag him out because we can scent a money trail.
His only other option would have been to call a press conference. And how much of a wanker would he have been to call a press conference purely to talk about himself.
People at all levels of society and in careers notable and lowly are drug users but only a select few have the strength to come forward and admit it. Look at Andrew Johns, he had to be caught red handed before he owned up, he was even going to continue the facade until his brother talked him out of it.
This story just stinks of the news media having to turn every drugs story into a negative, how about the positive influence of Agassi’s revelation? How many people canada goose outlet sale addicted to ice will attempt to kick their addiction knowing someone like Agassi was able to?
Good on you Andre, love you even more that you’ve had the guts to stand tall and man up here. Don’t let the haters get you down.
I hear what you’re saying although I can imagine the book publisher sitting down with Andre and giving him the same sort of spiel. But there canada goose uk shop must be a market for this kind of stuff otherwise it wouldn’t find a publisher perhaps we like reading that our sporting greats are only fallible humans after all. Are we that cynical?
If there is any lesson to take from Agassi’s admissions, perhaps it is that you CAN be too rich canada goose black friday sale and famous as Robin Williams said of his addictions: “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you have too much money”. At least Robin ‘fessed up to his demons while still in the throws of building his career not when he was safely on the other side.
If you want a good book that has a bit of everything chasing dreams, playing for your country, doing it for the love of wearing the https://www.kabbalah-arizal.nl green and gold, try Full Contact Sudoku. A great story about four simple blokes who finally achieve their dream of playing for Australia by picking themselves in the Australian sudoku team and heading to India for the World Championships. John Eales is a fan and writes “Full Contact Sudoku is clever, inspiring and very very funny.” A refreshing change to the tomes trotted out by Agassi, Carey, Johns and Co.
It’s the publisher that pushes that stuff to the forefront when the time comes to put the book on the shelves, and the media grab it and make it a big story. When Bill Clinton released his autobiography years ago, it canada goose factory sale was 900 pages plus. This is canada goose outlet reviews a man who grew up never having met his father, who canada goose outlet jackets dragged himself out of the backblocks of a canada goose outlet new york city sh1tkicker of a state to become Governor for 14 years and President for 8 years. Some fascinating stories in there surely, yet all anybody wanted to canada goose outlet online know was how much dirty stuff about him and Lewinsky was in there.
It’s the base instincts of the readers, Rupert. They want the tabloid stuff. More of a reflection on them than it is on Andre, or Bill, or Wayne, or Joey. If you’re gonna tell the story of your life, what’s the point of omitting anything? I cheap canada goose don’t think Andre is short of a dollar, so to suggest that canada goose outlet he’s doing this for the $ is laughable.
And ruben carter, methinks Pat Rafter’s biography would be a shoo in for The World’s Most Boring Read award in any year you care to mention. Yeah, yeah, good tennis player, but the most interesting thing about him was that white spot on his head.
I seem to recall Rafter admitting to a big night on the drink before a dead Davis Cup rubber. canada goose outlet parka Remember when he went to smash that sitter and it hit canada goose outlet him on the head?
He didn’t need to save that story and serve it up to us in canada goose outlet in usa a book when he’d retired. For all we know, he probably pissed in a public place (like ure namesake) rejected an offer for an illegal drug (from someone only known as ‘Slim’) and had a threesome at some point as well.