Dimensions: 240 pages, 9.38 × 6.25 × 1 in
Published: April 25, 2001
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446527637
ISBN - 13: 9780446527637
From the Publisher
The bestselling author of "Little League Confidential" goes on a hilarious investigative excursion to find out what''s behind America''s growing obsession with golf. The humorist''s unique approach to the game provides uproarious insight into the nuances of golf that will ring true with any lover of the sport.
From the Jacket
Why does North America love golf? Is it the beautiful scenery? The
languid pace? The stylish slacks? Puzzled by these pressing
questions, Bill Geist, who had never picked up a
club before, sets off determined to learn the game and to uncover
what accounts for North America's overwhelming infatuation with
this "royal and ancient" gentlemanly sport.
Geist goes through the embarrassing rites of passage for all
golfers -- buying clubs and equipment, joining a country club,
purchasing a wardrobe, and of course, taking golf lessons -- all
observed with the same off-beat sense of humor that made Little
League Confidential a national best-seller. Geist's unique
approach to the world of golf provides uproarious insight into the
nuances of the game that will ring true with any golf lover.
About the Author
Bill Geist is the New York Times
bestselling author of Little League Confidential, The Big
Five-Oh, Fore! Play!, and Way Off the Road. He has been a
correspondent for "CBS News Sunday Morning" since he joined CBS
News in 1987. He chronicles some of the quirkiest people and places
in America for the broadcast and has won two Emmys for his work on
the show. To date, one of Bill''s greatest achievements is taking
third place in the Illinois State Fair Bake Off in 1979. Geist
lives in New York City with his wife. They have two children.