Confessions of a Golf Slut: A memoir of life, love, and The Game

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A 35-year-old career bachelorette decided her dating style needed an overhaul, so she took up golf to meet men on manicured greens instead of in smoky bars. Of course she met men. But she also made friends. And found a new vocation that took her to the most beautiful resorts and most famous courses in the world.

None of it had anything to do with being good at the game.

“Golf slut,” was what she called herself -- based on the description comedian Tommy Smothers used lovingly in describing his wife: “will play anywhere, anytime, with anyone.” But as moment after moment unfolded with gifts, lessons, and surprises, she came to realize her relationship with the game transcended labels.

In the memoir Confessions of a Golf Slut: a memoir of life, love and The Game, trailblazing sports journalist Susan Fornoff spins the story of how golf became her warm blanket through the heartbreaking losses of divorce and death, her compass for the hilarious journey of online dating, her guiding light in the murky tunnel of midlife career change.

A poignant but funny golf memoir in the vein of Julie and Julia and Eat, Pray, Love, Confessions of a Golf Slut relates the metaphors of the beloved, centuries-old game in context with human foibles and frailties. Within the narrative framework of the search for love, it addresses universal themes such as self-examination, perseverance, friendship, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

Chick lit, yes – and, for men, a peek into the other team’s playbook.

It’s not a spoiler to reveal that the author never masters golf. But her passion for the game will no doubt resonate among the 5 million women in the United States who already play -- and inspire those who don’t yet play to pick up a 7-iron and give it a big kiss.


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“What a fine and fancy ramble through the front nine, the back nine and all the bunkers of life that have to be managed in between.” -- Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame Sportscaster

“Anyone who remembers how well Susan survived baseball’s locker rooms will enjoy reading about her perseverance on the links too. It's all a level playing field for someone who knows and loves the games.” -- Kerry Kendall, author of "Goot for You!" The Laughable Life of a Second Wife

“With this fun and engaging read, Susan conveys both the social and business benefits of golf for women. She artistically paints the landscapes of some of the best golf courses in the country – and, through her real-life stories and adventurous spirit, transports the reader through the fairways of life with humor and humility, navigating work, online dating, marriage, and more. Can’t wait for the sequel!” -- Debbie Waitkus, author of Get Your Golf On! Your Guide for Getting in the Game

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Trailblazing sports journalist Susan Fornoff -- writer, editor, author of “Lady in the Locker Room”-- covered all sports and many other topics in a 30-year career in newspapers. She left the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009 to launch GottaGoGolf, an email newsletter and website for women who love the game. Her websites are www.GottaGoGolf.com and www.SusanFornoff.com.

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"...A great memoir that is more than just a story from a person, but rather a real honest slice of life journey. It's not just funny and entertaining; the book delivers the entire human experience. Each page feels like you are with Susan as she recounts each story. I'm not really a golfer or hardcore sports fan, but I still found the subject engaging due to Susan's skill as a writer. The book almost has a soul unto itself. Each page drips with realism and passion. From beginning to end, the book is an amazing read and a hole in one for Susan Fornoff."
Kevin Brown, San Francisco Book Review

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