240 pages, 9.38 × 6.25 × 1 in
April 25, 2001
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.