Agassi Serves Up Memoir to Knopf


By Neal Comment

Last week, the bidding on Andre Agassi‘s memoir was already reported as passing $4 million. Late yesterday afternoon, Hillel Italie filed an AP story putting the final price tag for Sonny Mehta and Alfred A. Knopf at $5 million or, as the out-bid David Hirshey put it, “White House money.” (To clarify the comparison to advances awarded memoirs from ex-presidents, Hirshey added, “I can’t remember the last time a sports figure got more than two million.”)

“[The] book is not yet titled and no release date has been set,” Italie observes; personally, I’m hoping it winds up being called Advantage Agassi. Just don’t tell him his backhand needs work!