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The Swinger

  • Couverture cartonnée
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Tree Tremont, a world-class golfer, is a sports hero until the revelation of his infidelities tarnishes his image and hurts his ga... Lire la suite
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Tree Tremont, a world-class golfer, is a sports hero until the revelation of his infidelities tarnishes his image and hurts his game and he must do everything he can to redeem himself and regain his status.

"In their roman à clef about Tiger Woods, Shipnuck and Bamberger thinly disguise as fiction plenty of gossip they've heard over their four decades, combined, covering the PGA Tour. . . . What’s more relevant to the story, and to the reader—including, possibly, Tiger Woods himself—is the way Tree approaches his post-scandal life. The authors’ idealized version of Woods comes totally clean about his past mistakes. There are no staged interviews, no clipped or dodgy answers. Tree Tremont lets his guard down, even cracks a few jokes about the absurdity of his situation. He starts enjoying the company of his fellow players and—gasp—the fans. Tree wins that Masters, his game even gets better, and yes, fans fall for him all over again. . . .When reading The Swinger, you can’t help but wonder: what if Tiger were more like Tree?” Time magazine

Auteur
Michael Bamberger was born in Patchogue, New York, in 1960. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, he became a newspaper reporter, first for the (Martha’s) Vineyard Gazette, later with The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 1995 he has been a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He and his wife, Christine, live in Philadelphia.

Alan Shipnuck wrote his first Sports Illustrated cover story in 1994, as a 21-year-old intern. Upon graduating from UCLA in 1996, he became one of the youngest staff writers in the magazine's history. Now a senior writer, Shipnuck writes regularly on golf. He is the author, with Christina Kim, of Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star, as well as The Battle for Augusta National and Bud, Sweat & Tees, a national best-seller.

Texte du rabat

A wickedly funny roman a clef of the PGA tour, this is "an entertaining, revealing, thought-provoking, and cautionary tale" ("The New York Times") from two of today's most highly regarded sportswriters.



Résumé
A sports hero seeks a comeback in this wildly funny and ultimately redemptive novel.

His name, as we all know, is Herbert X. “Tree” Tremont, and he’s the richest and most celebrated athlete of our time—a multicultural golfing icon with fifty-three Tour wins, thirteen major victories, a smoking hot wife, and two adorable kids. But when a reporter uncovers evidence that Tree’s sexual appetites are as prodigious as his tee shots, his public and private lives collide, producing the juiciest scandal in sports history. In this wickedly funny novel that takes readers between the ropes and the sheets of the PGA Tour as never before, the only thing more entertaining than Tree’s downfall is his quest for redemption.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Swinger
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Code EAN: 9781451657562
ISBN: 978-1-4516-5756-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Simon & Schuster N.Y.
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: 256g
Taille: H214mm x B140mm x T18mm
Année: 2012

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