Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star

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In this rollicking account of the 2009 season Christina Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course. The book takes us between the ropes for all the action, glory, and heartbreak, including Kim's nail-biting near-misses at two major championships. She goes inside the team room at the Solheim Cup, revealing the hijinks and late-night gab sessions that bonded the victorious U.S. team.
In this courageous telling, no topic is out-of-bounds, as Kim dishes about the LPGA's sexual mores, the culture clash of an American-based tour increasingly dominated by Koreans, the tumultuous economic forces squeezing the players, and her own battles with her body image and her traditional parents. Winsome and good-natured, but never afraid of a laugh line or a choice profanity, Christina Kim provides a must-read for anyone who loves golf or has wondered about the inner-self of a professional athlete.
Christina Kim has been one of the LPGA's most popular players since 2003, when she was a nineteen-year-old rookie. A two-time winner on tour, she was also a key member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2005 and 2009. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now lives in Orlando.
Alan Shipnuck has been covering professional golf for Sports Illustrated since 1994. He is the author of the national bestseller Bud, Sweat, & Tees: Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour. He lives in northern California with his wife and children.

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Christina Kim has been one of the LPGA's most popular players since 2003, when she was a nineteen-year-old rookie. A two-time winner on tour, she was also a key member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2005 and 2009. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now lives in Orlando.
Alan Shipnuck has been covering professional golf for Sports Illustrated since 1994. He is the author of the national bestseller Bud, Sweat, & Tees: Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour. He lives in northern California with his wife and children.

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“Christina Kim rocks. She's funny, honest and insightful. Her book, "Swinging from my Heels," is all of the above, too.” ―Daily News of Los Angeles

“If you want a glimpse into life on the women's professional tour, ''Swinging From My Heels" takes you inside that world with dozens of funny, sincere and insightful tales. A poignant, comical and revealing look at the L.P.G.A., where there is an authentic love-of-the-game spirit. It doesn't hurt that Kim is such an entertaining tour guide.” ―New York Times

“If you think the LPGA Tour is boring, you don't know Christina Kim. Kim pens a delightful, eye-opening account of her life in an up-close look at the 2009 season.” ―The Daily News of Los Angeles

“SWINGING FROM MY HEELS is the LPGA version through the eyes, heart and motoring mouth of Kim during her 2009 season... An intimate diary that not only dissects Kim's season, but pulls the curtain back on LPGA Tour. It's a thoughtful and insightful look into many of the myths, rumors and issues surrounding the LPGA Tour, while also showcasing many of the game's premier players through their friendships with Kim.” ―Monterey County Herald

“Kim takes the reader on an unforgettable romp down the fairway and into the rough of her 2009 campaign, and you'll thank her for inviting you along!” ―The Californian

“A short-skirted, high-heeled companion to Jim Bouton's ageless Ball Four. Both shine a light on the egos and sex drives, frailties and insecurities of athletes previously portrayed as one-dimensional. Like any good guidebook, Swinging From My Heels makes the L.P.G.A. seem worthy of a closer look.” ―New York Times blog "On Par"

Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star, is the first book of its kind about what it's really like to be inside the ropes in women's golf.” ―San Diego Union Tribune

“An insider's look at a golfer (and a tour) in transition, laced with straight talk, juicy anecdotes and more than a couple of wild nights with her pals.” ―Golf.com

“Both riotous and poignant, Swinging from My Heels reveals why Christina Kim is the most engaging (and impish) player in professional golf. As bold as her wardrobe, she pulls out a driver on every topic--whether addressing her own insecurities or tour controversies. With Alan Shipnuck's deft storytelling touch, Christina provides an unvarnished peek through the looking glass of a tour season full of humor and humanity.” ―Selena Roberts

“OMG! Swinging from My Heels is A Good Walk Spoiled meets Sex in the City. Christina Kim and Alan Shipnuck must have been separated at birth: the tell-it-all athlete and the tell-it-all writer. What a book.” ―Michael Bamberger

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