Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf [AAK] (Random House Large Print)

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Golf is neither work nor play, John Updike tells us: "Golf is a trip."

Golf has been the subject of many books and the province of many experts, but few have written as sympathetically, or as knowingly, about the peculiar charms of bad golf, and the satisfactions of an essentially losing struggle.

John Updike has been writing about golf since he took the game up at the age of twenty-five. In the nearly forty years of pleasurable bafflement that have followed, he has composed essays for Golf Digest and short stories for The New Yorker concerning the sport.

His memories, insights, and witty remarks make this a truly unique audiobook. John Updike will tell you, in his own voice and his own words, how he learned the game, plays the game, and loves the game.

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How lucky can an editor be? When legendary New Yorker editor William Shawn wanted a writer to review a book on golf, he could turn to novelist John Updike. Updike, a devoted golfer, was delighted to take on the assignment. That review of Michael Murphy's Golf In the Kingdom is contained -- along with essays from Golf Digest, The New York Times Book Review and other publications -- in Golf Dreams. Rounding out the collection of 30 pieces are excerpts from Updike's classic fiction, including Three Rounds With Rabbit Angstrom.

From the Publisher:

I'm not really a big fan of golf. In fact, I used to think it was less interesting than watching paint dry. But my father is an avid golfer, and recently a number of my friends have not only taken up the sport, but insist upon watching it on television. I am a big fan of John Updike, and thought, "well, everybody can't be wrong" in terms of golf, so I picked up the book. I was mesmerized. Even for someone who had never picked up a golf club (except miniature golf clubs when I was 7) the stories are gripping and...interesting! Try it -- you'll like it.

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