The lord of the sea and the islands of the Harpies

A trip to the Strofadi islands, considered the home of the mythical Harpies, where today is stealing the beauty of an ancient hermitage, rich in history

A monk, the last survivor of an ancient monastery, goes off in a hot summer among the tourists of one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Not far away, the body of a saint removed from pirate raids has been in exile on this same island for 300 years: perfectly preserved, it is exposed several times a day to the adoration of the faithful, then each time locked up in its precious case. Both, the ancient and the holy monk, had voted for God in two paradisiacal islands, now inaccessible and unknown to most, lost in the heart of the Ionian Sea. On the largest, Stamfani, a unique monument and splendid for centuries has been a sentinel of the seas: it is now falling irreparably into ruin. Around this

building and these characters have flourished for centuries troubled events: of Orthodox metropolites and imperial shipwrecks, of hideous mythological beings and of tireless winds, of miraculous miracles and pirate raids. Until one fine day of this summer a handful of men, including an electrical technician with his briefcase, an orthodox metropolitan and young singers with their psalms, are transhipped down there, in the remote Strofadi, where beautiful and never seen birds elsewhere they fly in an almost impenetrable ‘jungle’. They go, respectively, to celebrate with their voices the liturgy of the Transfiguration, and to repair a jammed revolving mechanism: so that a beacon – of navigation and civilization – does not get tired of emitting its light and indicating the route to modern sailors.

It took me a few weeks before I could put my memories in order, to reflect with the due detachment on what I experienced on two incredible days of this August 2017: occasionally obliging, once in Italy, essays of modern Greek architecture or hagiographies in ‘katharevsa’ (the ‘pure’ language, complete with spirits and accents such as that of Plato, remained official until the time of the Colonnelli), concerning photos and mulling words.

It all began without me noticing it in the late afternoon, when a scorching sun beats the sidewalks of Zakynthos, or Zante, the island sung by Foscolo. At the end of a walk along the promenade I come under a grandiose monastery that rises before the port. On the high portal an inscription bears a surprising and fascinating name for me: ‘Strofadi Monastery’. I’m a little surprised, because the Strofades are not exactly here. I had just glimpsed them, those little islands, during a slow circumnavigation around the Peloponnese a dozen years ago; I remember them far away, flat and glistening in the sky of an equally infused afternoon. That appearance on the horizon had excited me leaving a bit of regret: I wonder if I could ever visit them.

Anyone who has studied a bit of epic knows that the Strofades were considered the home of the mythical Harpies, winged monsters symbol of the ‘rapinosi’ Winds (this means their name, in Greek), which attacked and threatened Aeneas and the other refugees from Troy as they stood exhausted in the Mediterranean crossing. Rarely, however, the notes to the editions of the Eneide add that the Strofades really exist, and that the smallest of them is called Arpya: two tiny lands (2.6 km² in total) over 40 nautical miles from Zakynthos, the southernmost Greek island inhabited by the Ionian. But also for a more personal reason I am attracted by the name read on that monastery: the Strofades are one of the last edges of the Hellenic archipelagos that I still have to visit. Since I arrived in Zakynthos, I asked in vain to all the shipping agencies how to get there: and unfortunately I learned that no scheduled boat, no day trip, no private boat is available for that crossing.

At this point, my face must reveal to the interlocutor, beyond the fascination that his words and images inspire, an intimate sorrow: because I understand that I will never be able to go there. But here comes words from the same voice in which I did not hope: “In a few days – you know? – is the anniversary of the Transfiguration, and the islands will be exceptionally visited the Metropolitan of Dodona, which is then the former Metropolitan of Zakynthos: he will celebrate the liturgical function in a still practicable church located not far from the monastery, accompanied by some singers.

I have wings on my feet when I enter the shady garden of today’s monastery, where the tradition of that other is kept lying solitary beyond the sea, and I become acquainted with the one who will then invite me, and host me, in a guesthouse built some time ago on the greater of the two islands, used only in exceptional cases. It is called Chrysostom, but all turn to him with the titles of ‘Saint (Metropolitan) of Dodona’, ‘Venerable’, or, more familiarly, with ‘Anzianissimo (Father)’.

Thanks to his hospitality, and, of course, to that of the current Metropolitan of Zakynthos, Dionysius, I spend two memorable days on the Strofadi. First of all, because the two islands are difficult to approach even physically. There is no port. The shallow waters infested with rocks on the water and the often rough sea near the steep banks, will force us to follow, slow transshipments on a small boat from the patrol boat with which we reach: instead, throws the anchor, prudently, to a hundred meters from the landing. In addition to the captain and his sailors, to land with me there is a handful of other visitors, including the technician who has to repair the lighthouse still active on the island, but which will not stop there for the night. While I await my landing shift I admire so calmly, for the first time, the imposing and gray building, sacred and warlike together, that it seems, indeed, the Lord of the Sea.

I think back to what I learned on the two islands in the few days before the start. For millennia, those who sailed between the West and the East of the Mediterranean, and in particular between the Adriatic and the Ionian and the Aegean, had to face the perilous tour of the Peloponnese. Always keeping in sight of the coast, but at the same time prudently far from it, it passed between this peninsula and the Strofades. They are lands almost invisible and very dangerous for the hulls, because very low and flat on the sea, boards measured only about twenty meters high on the surface of the waves: they suddenly appear and are difficult to spot during the day (at night there is precisely the lighthouse, to signal them).

Yet, for their strategic location are precious islands: among other things, they were and are rich in drinking water. All this explains many things: from the mythical stop of Aeneas and his, to the rise of the legend of the Harpies, up to the erection of a monastery that is also a fortress, because those tiny bases were sought after by those who wanted to control the sea passage. And finally, it explains not only how it was possible that dozens of people would get support and nourishment (even today they are partially cultivated, and to welcome us we will find some seasonal farmers who had been there for some weeks for the wheat harvest), but also because a large part of them is covered by the one that, a little jokingly, is called the ‘jungle’.

I do not have the time and space to tell everything I’ve seen and done in those two days. I only say that I have an almost enchanted memory, very bright, to which is added the invaluable sense of the immense quiet of the night (neither television nor even cell phone signal, down here), amidst panoramas of an absolute suggestion. A stay not without even a bit of uneasiness. “When we can return to Zante from these islands only He knows”: he tells me at the table, pointing the index upwards, the Metropolitan of Dodona when I ask him about our return. “You know, it depends on the conditions of the sea …”.

Meghan Markle plans the holidays of 2018. Among the Positano and Capri destinations

Among the destinations approved by Meghan Markle for 2018 there is also the Amalfi Coast. The future princess of England has already been repeatedly in our places and has declared herself in love with Positano and Capri.

Actress and model, Meghan Markle has traveled a lot around the world and, as reported by the Lifestyle tabloid, has recommended and approved six holiday destinations for 2018. Among these destinations there is also the Amalfi Coast with Positano and the island of Capri.

Lifestyle defines Positano a small fishing village that is only an hour and a half from Naples and is climbing on the mountain with its pastel-colored houses that descend to the sea. Meghan Markle spent her summer vacation in Positano last summer with her friends at the hotel Le Sirenuse, a family-run hotel that was a villa about fifty years ago.

Another destination approved by Markle is Capri, the small island located half an hour by boat from Naples and considered a magnet for VIPs. Despite the fact that the island is relatively small, there are many walks for hikers and enthusiasts as well as a long list of luxury hotels with excellent restaurants and pristine beaches.

Among the other destinations approved by Markle for the holidays 2018 there are Ibiza and Formentera with its beaches but above all the parties to some of the most extravagant clubs in Europe; then there is Madrid, capital of Spain with its museums, art and dream fairs.

In the ranking of the six places to go on holiday in 2018, the American model and actress also quotes Hydra, in Greece. Hydra is one of the less known Greek islands and is a real oasis of relaxation that offers good food, reliable climate and a lot of tranquility. Just two hours by ferry from Athens, the island is surrounded by stony beaches and crystal clear waters.

Islands of Greece: the guide of Paros, the island of marble

Our review of the beautiful Greece and its wonderful islands continues. Fantastic places to see at least once in a lifetime. Each with its original features. After the general guide of the Cyclades and the less touristic islands, we want to take you to the discovery of Paros, or Paro in Italian.

The island of Paros is located in the central-southern Aegean Sea, next to the island of Naxos, which was once united. Off the south-west coast lies the smaller island of Antiparos and the uninhabited islets of Despotiko, Strongyli, Fira and Diplo, plus a series of rocks and islets that form the archipelago of Paros. Revmatonissi is a small private island that rises between Paros and Antiparos. Other reefs and islets rise off the south and northeastern coast of the island. North of Paros are the islands of Syros and Mykonos, south of Sikinos and Ios, while further west is the island of Sifnos. Therefore Paros is at the center of the Cyclades archipelago, easily reachable from the other main islands. It is 90 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus.

Paros is the third largest island of the Cyclades, with approximately 196 km² of surface, after Naxos and Andros. Its coastline extends for 120 kilometers. It has a predominantly mountainous territory, like all the Cyclades, although less harsh than nearby Naxos. The highest peak of the island, on the Profitis Ilias mountains reaches 771 meters above sea level. Like the other Cyclades, it has a barren land, with little vegetation, concentrated mainly in the central part. The rocks of Paros are mainly of granite and marble, a characteristic that has made the island important for its white marble quarries, still present, which still represent part of its economy. Although the main activity today is tourism.

The island of Paros was inhabited since prehistoric times. At the center of the Mycenaean civilization, like the other Cyclades, it was later involved in the wars between Athenians and Persians, allied with the latter. It was conquered by the Romans and then by Byzantines. At the beginning of the XIII century it was conquered by the Venetians and included in the Duchy of Naxos. In its history it was subjected to numerous raids and devastations by pirates. Paros is the birthplace of the poet Archilochus.

The capital of the island of Paros is the city of Paroikia or Parikia, on the north-west coast, the second most important city is Naoussa, on the north coast. High population centers are Marpissa, near the east coast and its port of Piso Livadi, Lefkes inland, Aliki, on the southern coast.

The island of Paros offers enchanting views, among natural beauties, villages of white houses typical of the Cyclades and marinas with small fishing boats, today mainly used for tourist activities.

Arrived on the island, the first visit is to the city of Paroikia, a charming town that develops between streets and alleys between the traditional white houses with blue doors and windows. The highest part, the one that offers a splendid view of the port is Kastro, the castle where there are the remains of a fortress of the Franks, a Venetian tower and some characteristic houses around the ruins. Near the castle stands the church of Agios Konstantinos, while in the interior is the Basilica of Our Lady of Katapoliani (Panagia Ekatontapiliani, Our Lady of the Hundred Gates) Byzantine church with exposed bricks, an older part, the chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas , dating back to the fourth century AD, several mosaics and important icons inside. The religious complex also houses the Byzantine Museum. To visit near the basilica, the Archaeological Museum of Paros, with important findings of ancient Greek and Roman times. A of the port to see the graceful little church of Agia Anna. The city of Paroikia is full of clothing stores, especially for the sea, restaurants, taverns and clubs.

Basilica of Our Lady of Katapoliani, Paroikia, Paros (Andrant83, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikicommons)
In the north of the island, the city of Naoussa overlooks a large bay, with a glance effect on the row of white houses overlooking the harbor. Despite the tourist development, with the tables of the many taverns on the docks, the port of Naoussa is still dedicated to fishing, one of the main economic activities of the town. The many boats and fishing boats give the port of Naoussa a very characteristic and authentic appearance. To be seen. On the tip of the western quay of the port, among the taverns and shops, lies the delightful white church of Agios Nikolaos.

Switch to Tim, Wind and Vodafone: offers and promotions abroad for a Merry Christmas 2017

Here are the best deals and promotions for foreign countries of Tim, Vodafone and Wind for Christmas 2017 with gigabytes in 4G, messages and minutes.

Here are the best deals and promotions for foreign countries of Tim, Vodafone and Wind for Christmas 2017 with gigabytes in 4G, messages and minutes.
Christmas 2017 is approaching and many will leave for the many long-awaited holidays. Others will stay at home but will be able to rest thanks to the long bridge in view of the Christmas holidays. Here are the new offers and promotions for abroad with minutes, gigabytes in 4G and messages proposed by Tim, Vodafone and Wind.

Christmas 2017 abroad with Tim

Tim International 100, here is the link, is the new offer proposed by Tim reserved for customers who were born abroad. It will cost € 9.99 every four weeks and will offer one thousand minutes to all national landlines and mobile numbers of which 300 also international, unlimited calls to the numbers Tim and 10 Gb at the speed of 4G Tim. The 300 minutes to foreign countries will be valid to call the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, India, Poland, Peru, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Israel, Singapore.

Those who will go on holiday will be able to activate Tim in travel Pass which will cost 20 euros every 10 days, here is the link. It will offer 10 GB in 4G, 500 minutes and 500 text messages. The minutes will be divided into 250 minutes of calls originated and 250 minutes of calls received that together with the Gb and messages will be available within ten days of the first call, when sending the first message or data connection. Upon expiry, the promotion can be reactivated. Reactivation will be possible even before the deadline.

The Vodafone Passport for Christmas 2017

With Vodafone you can activate three different types of Vodafone Passport. The one for the rechargeable customers, the one for those who have the subscription and the World for customers with subscription and rechargeable. The first will cost 3 euros a day if used, here is the link, and will offer 60 minutes (30 of which in and 30 out), 60 messages and 200 Mb of internet in 4G. Over 200MB, then, you will sail at 2 euros per 100MB up to 1GB. It will be valid in Albania, USA, Turkey, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco.

For subscription customers, here is the link, the cost of Vodafone Passport will always be 3 euros per day if used. It will offer unlimited minutes in Albania, USA, Turkey, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco, unlimited messages and 500 Mb of internet in 4G. Over 500 MB surf at 32Kbps.

Finally, Vodafone Pass World will offer 6 euros a day if used, here is the link where you will also find the countries where the offer will be valid. It will offer 30 minutes (including 15 incoming and 15 outgoing), 30 messages and 30 MB of internet in 4G.

Wind offers for abroad

“Call Your Country Super doubles” is the offer of Wind that will cost 10 euros every 28 days and will offer, here is the link, unlimited minutes to the numbers Wind, 500 minutes to all, 150 minutes to abroad and 8 Gb full speed. Who will activate this offer by January 21, then, will have 1000 minutes instead of 500 and 16 GB instead of 8. Finally the 150 minutes can be used to call the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iceland, Israel, Ireland , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, United States, Sweden, South Africa, South Korea, Hungary.

The return of non-alcoholic cocktails: the Seedlip and Tonic recipe

On the one hand Elderflower Tonic Water of Fever-Tree, from the aloof the non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip Garden 108. Here is a perfect soft drink for the summer: low calorie and so many, many fragrances

It’s a bit hot. A bit is to not overdo it with calories. And a little bit is not risking life and driving while sitting at the wheel. The list of non-alcoholic bars and pubs is inexorably continuing to stretch. And to embellish, with far-reaching proposals, based on highly sought after products. An example? The cocktail of which we give you the recipe below. It is called Seedlip & Tonic, and is obtained from a clever mix of Elderflower Tonic Water from Fever-Tree, the brand of soft drinks, and Seedlip Garden 108, innovative non-alcoholic and zero-calorie spirit obtained from hay distillation, peas, mint, rosemary , Thyme and hops. The result is an original mix between the sweet elderly notes and the bitter water quinine notes and the herbaceous and spicy notes of the spirit. No alcohol, but with an extremely fascinating set of fragrances.

Seedlip & Tonic

50 ml of Seedlip Garden 108
125 ml of Elderflower Tonic
1 slice of cucumber

Fill a highball ice cup and add a Seedlip measuring stick.

Then add Fever-Tree Elderflower fresh and garnish it all with cucumber sauce.

Elia Villas Mykonos

Nella posizione privilegiata di Elia a Mykonos si trova un residence estivo contemporaneo con fantastiche viste sul mare dove il colore bianco, la pietra e l’acqua sono le caratteristiche dominanti.
L’interno minimo bianco della casa con bordi curvi lisci e deco semplice vi dà un ambiente rilassante e un’atmosfera piacevole.
Questa villa bianca di Mykonos si sviluppa su 3 livelli.
Al piano superiore si trova la zona giorno, un bagno e una cucina completamente attrezzata mentre nella parte superiore del livello superiore si trova la barca come camera da letto con letto king size e bagno privato con vista mare e acqua da tutto il mondo. È come essere su una barca galleggiante.
Al piano terra c’è una camera matrimoniale con letto king size bagno privato.
Al piano inferiore si trova una seconda zona salotto e 3 camere da letto con 3 bagni. Due camere da letto hanno due letti singoli e un letto king size.
Le vedute da tutti gli angoli della casa sono ininterrotte, non importa se sei dentro o fuori come la casa è costruita con il concetto di avere costante contatto con gli occhi con l’acqua.
I 6 bagni sono in cemento lucido con curve lisce e colori chiari.
La villa è strategicamente situata sopra la spiaggia di Elia e Agrari e si può guardare sia spiagge da ogni angolo della casa.
La piscina a sfioro si trova in una posizione dove l’acqua della piscina si immersa nell’azzurro del mare. L’acqua scorre da ogni punto di vista della villa.
La sinfonia dei colori del mare e del cielo cambia durante il giorno e arriva al suo picco di tramonto.
C’è un tavolo costruito sotto una pergola ombreggiata adatta per pasti epicurei o momenti di relax. C’è anche un barbeque e un bar esterno sulla piscina.
La dimensione dell’area della piscina mantiene facilmente eventi fino a 150 persone.
Facilities: TV satellitare, lettore DVD, impianto hi-fi, accesso a Internet, cucina completamente attrezzata con lavastoviglie e forno a microonde, lavatrice.

‘My Fair Lady’ for one day. Kate Middleton’s look at Ascot

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a style that recalled Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 film and sounded to the rhythm of ‘The Ascot Gavotte’

A song (The Ascot Gavotte), an actress (Audrey Hepburn) and a stage (the Ascot Racecourse). Yes, we outlined a scene from My Fair Lady, but not any scene but the one that contains the most iconic styling of George Cukor’s film. That test of fire that decides the outcome of the story: whether the florist Eliza is prepared or not to develop among the high society of London.

This film reference is justified if we talk about the look of the Duchess of Cambridge and the environment in which, incidentally, has taken place. To attend the Royal Ascot, the event held in this United Kingdom Hippodrome as every June and summons the finest of British society, including royal family and nobility, chose a dress with all the necessary elements to become Right on My Fair Lady.

White from head to toe – and never better, because the headdress claimed its share of prominence – high collar and endless lace lace. Alexander McQueen’s suit carried us to 1964 when Hepburn, Rex Harrison and company sang and danced in wonderful costumes. Although with obvious differences, from the length of the dress to the silhouette or the exaggerated flourishes of the original design, it is impossible not to establish a comparative.

Prince William’s wife unknowingly performed an aesthetic reinvention exercise by adapting a styling conceived for fiction more than 50 years ago to the reality of 2017. While elegance is the strong asset and point of attachment of both sets, Baroque and profusion of details is the big difference.

Middleton’s model is the simple and millenical (re) interpretation of Audrey’s wardrobe, without so much pomposity or overhead. In fact, the complements reduce their size and presence: a beige salons of Gianvitto Rossi and a handbag of Etui. Overall, an outfit very similar to the one he wore for his debut in 2016 and signed Dolce & Gabbana.

Mykonos Holiday

This beautiful and luxurious villa mirroring traditional Greek architecture, offers the very best of Mykonos.
The beating heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos is well endowed with natural beauty and embellished even further with historical significance and beautiful architecture. The sparse shrubberies, golden sandy beaches, the intense blue sea and crystal clear skies have an indescribable calming effect. Traditional white-washed chalets and houses dominate the landscape, with colorful windows and vibrant bougainvillea. In the background, the old windmills, add to the appealing views. The villa is located in Elia, home to one of the longest beaches on the island, which houses a quality beach restaurant, sunbed and parasols arrangements and water-sports.

No, not even this time I sold the Radiohead ticket

Radiohead made Let Down. Point.
And this is the first thing you need to know.
The second is that in 2012, following the Italian tour dates of “King of Limbs”, I wrote an article about Stereogram, the blog I was doing just about the GQ site, telling my story with the band’s concerts Of Thom Yorke – many, over the course of many years – to whom I had the ironic title: “No, I will not sell the Radiohead concert ticket”.
That article had turned a lot, though unfortunately it was lost in some of the cemeteries of the network (one day we will really talk about how the eternity of the Internet is actually the largest of the historical fake). It’s a shame, because I would have long wanted to get it out in the past few days, that’s when serious articles were written about why people were selling massively for tickets to the band’s Italian concerts. One thing that has always happened and that always happens for those concerts where you are forced to buy tickets in advance of months, perhaps ignoring the day of the week in which they fall and what might happen if that day there would be an indescribable commitment.

In short, everything is normal, all trivial, but we live the era of total merchandise where all that happens in the microcosms of our timeline ends up to look like the center of the world when it really is always and only our tiny landing.

Why at the end of the day to see the Radiohead in Florence there were about fifty thousand viewers.
Fifty thousand spectators who have packed the Visarno arena since the early afternoon and have also attended the performances of Junun and James Blake.
A year and a half ago, that is, close to the first dates of the “A Moon Shaped Pool” tour, the atmosphere around the Radiohead was different. On that record – beautiful one of the best in their discography – was a strange air. As if it were their final work, the pace of adulthood.
On the symbolism behind some of the songs, that of Daydreaming’s video, a classical retrieval like True Love Waits, has been said and written so much.
Ink rivers were also spent when the Radiohead began to recover live tracks that did not sound like geologic eras, and even Creep’s execution had become almost a habit. In the summer concerts of 2016, they performed nearly sixty songs out of their entire repertoire, and it never happened before.
The atmosphere of those live we still remember it with a mix of tension and amazement, feelings that have been completely overturned by the tour that is bringing them to Europe these weeks and will end in just over a month as always, More uncertainty about the future.

The Radiohead seem to have started enjoying their live performances and to face them with a different lightness.
There is no longer the desire to astonish at all costs: by now you can give the public exactly what you want without losing a whit of identity. No other group has gone through almost three decades of career without ever giving the idea of ​​looking ahead and not closing around their glorious past. The Radioheads have never needed to play the hits to please their audience, and even now that they are doing it, it’s obvious that there is no nostalgic intention to animate them. Because, and somehow it’s just what’s going on, you can look back, always aiming to move on.
This is not a celebratory concert at all, though it may sound like it. The staging is sober, there are no choruses for the stadium: the Radioheads are always the arena less arena band that may come to your mind.
They play for themselves, as always, but they also give the impression of having fun.
They open, as usual, with a dozen tracks from the last year: Daydreaming, a song from the impossible, circular song, so unsuitable for making ouverture that ends up making a turn and looks perfect because of the way in which Drives the crowd and carries it into a bubble, Desert Island Disk and Ful Stop.
Not even the time to recover and suddenly arrive at the first surprises: Airbag (we are still in the week when “OK Computer is 20 years old”), 15 Step – whose intro is exalted by the dual battery’s polyrhythmia – and Myxomatosis Became one of the real classics of the group.
The still-changing atmosphere brings us back to Lucky’s parts, followed by the Pyramid Song and Everything in Its Right Place.
Three pieces. Three hits.

“I’m not afraid anymore.” Andre Agassi is telling

Thus begins, in the magazine magazine number, the meeting of Federico Buffa with the legend of tennis Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi enters the George V suite of Paris as a go-round, as when he headed for the stacks before serving. Humble,

polite, greets all in a low voice. He no longer chooses the balls to start the game, now carefully select the words.

As it was in the field, there is nothing ordinary, nothing at stake in Andreino, as Gianni Clerici called it. In Open,

the autobiography of Agassi, written with the decisive contribution of the Pulitzer J.R. Moehringer

(“I have chosen every word, I am proud of it,” Andre tells us), the champion has sown the history of his life in deep,

and therefore dangerous, questions. It starts in a field of play but moves immediately out into the world. And it turns to us all.

“While I was writing,” Agassi tells us as Sky cameras light up, “I realized over time that, while having all the different experiences, basically

we share a similar path. There I realized that this book was not done to allow someone to know me better, but to let people know about it by reading


It’s a book about training. It is the story of all men. ”

Universal, but not only. This book has a seductive rebellious charge that is born out of a key concept:

There is a Lie. Somewhere there is a lie like mine. There is definitely someone who is going to be induced to be the person who is not,

by their parents, or by the circumstances in which they grew up. A guy who did not have the chance to be different from how others want it to be.

Open has this vision of juvenile rebellion, not generic, as in Young Holden but synthesized in sports.

This is why the consensus of more than 750,000 readers is justified, only in Italy.
An abnormal number that tells the ability of a work to convince many young people, usually not inspired by reading …