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The Downhill Lie A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport (Paperback)

Author:  Carl Hiaasen
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Format: Paperback Large Print
ISBN-10: 0739327879
ISBN-13: 9780739327876
Sku: 206220534
Publish Date: 5/6/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  353
Age Range:  NA
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From the Publisher:
A hilarious golf memoir recounts the author's return to the fairways after quitting the game in college and waiting more than thirty years and into middle age before returning to the sport, describing how he purchased a set of clubs, joined a country club, practiced for eighteen long months, and agreed to compete in a tournament against much more talented players. (Sports & Recreation)A hilarious golf memoir recounts the author's return to the fairways after quitting the game in college and waiting more than thirty years and into middle age before returning to the sport, describing how he purchased a set of clubs, joined a country club, practiced for eighteen long months, and agreed to compete in a tournament against much more talented players. (Sports & Recreation)
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Carl Hiaasen's golf memoir has the same antic appeal of his bestselling and side-splitting Florida crime/comic novels: absurd characters (notably Mr. Hiaasen himself), ridiculous pursuits (the game of golf), and a hilarious use of language. Hiaasen returns to the infuriating sport after a long hiatus, and discovers that he's just as inept as in his youth--despite the help of golf gurus, and "miraculous" technologies. The book culminates in a grueling golf tournament, but its highlights are Hiaasen driving a golf cart into a snake-infested lake, or sending a turtle sky-high with an errant drive.
Author Bio
Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism in 1974 and began writing for the Miami Herald in 1976. Since then he has earned a stellar reputation as an investigative reporter, uncovering political corruption, local conspiracies, and drug dealing in South Florida. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize numerous times for his probing column in the Herald, Hiaasen turned to writing mysteries with "Tourist Season", his debut novel published in 1986. He has continued to write a series of darkly comic novels set in his native Florida, including "Strip Tease", which was made into a film starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. Hiaasen has also dabbled in songwriting, co-writing two songs on Warren Zevon's album "Mutineer".

Praise

"[Hiaasen] has a way with words...foolproof comic timing...[and] a fine-tuned sense of the absurd." - Janet Maslin 05/18/2008

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Large Print Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0353
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Large Print Publishing
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