Andre Agassi asked his ex-wife Brooke Shields to read his memoir Open before it was published because he was concerned about his bad memory. (Crystal meth, which in the book Agassi admits taking, is notoriously bad on the memory. And fame can make memories even worse.) Shields, who knows her way around the memoir genre having written Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, told Andy Cohen that she only read the parts of Agassi’s book. The parts she was in. Natch.
Shields, a Princeton grad, jabbed at Agassi saying she spent five hours with his ghost writer to get things straight. “I write my own books,” she said to laughter. (Agassi at least knows how to pick a ghost writer: check out J. J. Moehringer‘s The Tender Bar.) Andy Cohen’s take on Brooke’s portrayal in Open? “He wasn’t that nice to you in the book,” Cohen said. Brooke didn’t disagree but said readers of Open “kind of feel for me.” And Shields doesn’t think Agassi meant to portray her in a bad way. “He’s not a horrible person,” she said. “He’s not evil.”