The Downhill Lie

The Downhill Lie

A Hacker's Return to A Ruinous Sport

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Ever wonder how to retrieve a sunken golf cart from a snake-infested lake? Or which club in your bag is best suited for combat against a horde of rats? If these and other sporting questions are gnawing at you, The downhill lie, Carl Hiaasen's hilarious confessional about returning to the fairways after a thirty-two-year absence, is definitely the book for you. Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl wisely quit golfing in 1973, when "Richard Nixon was hunkered down like a meth-crazed badger in the White House, Hank Aaron was one dinger shy of Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, and The Who had just released Quadrophenia." But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years--and memories of shanked 7-irons--faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving range, this time as the father of a five-year-old son--and also as a grandfather
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2008
ISBN: 9781415945803
1415945802
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Additional Contributors: Books on Tape, Inc

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nitetraino
Nov 02, 2008

The only reason I watch golf is to see Tiger Woods. I chose this book because I've liked a number of Hiassen's books, especially Lucky You. As far as this golf book goes...as I said, I like Tiger Woods and this book aint no Tiger Woods. 1 of 10 stars.

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