Chasing Tiger: The Tiger Woods Reader

Chasing Tiger: The Tiger Woods Reader

by Glenn Stout

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A wide-ranging, multi-faceted collection of profiles, commentary, and reportage tracing the career of the most popular athlete in the world today—Tiger WoodsSee more details below


A wide-ranging, multi-faceted collection of profiles, commentary, and reportage tracing the career of the most popular athlete in the world today—Tiger Woods

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Twenty-one previously published articles comprise Chasing Tiger. Read all at once they are repetitious. How many times do you want to hear about Tiger's ethnic background, his early talent, his dad's driving mania for his son's success, his impressive statistics on the course? If the answer is 21, then this is the book for you. The articles are from such diverse sources as The New York Times, Stanford Alumni magazine, GQ, National Review, The Washington Post, Golf Digest, Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe, and the Times of London. Each writer seems to be trying to find something new to say about the young golf phenomenon. One author quotes some off-color jokes Woods told during a photo shoot in a studio. Another suggests that Woods used bad language when frustrated with his game during tense matches. Overall the book is enlightening, easy to read, but repetitious. It would be wonderful for a Tiger fan, of which there are many. Category: Biography & Personal Narrative. KLIATT Codes: SA�Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Perseus, Da Capo, 213p., , Grafton, MA
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Somewhere in the world, there must be people who haven't heard about Tiger Woods, but the odds are slight. Editor Stout (Red Sox Century) notes that over 1400 stories were written about Tiger Woods before he won the Masters, his seventh major title. While Stout could have simply given us a flattering portrait, he has attempted to present the good (poise in competition), the questionable (snubbing a presidential invitation), and the not so good (tasteless jokes). Of course, even Woods's not so good really isn't all that bad. As one might expect, the anthology is heavily in debt to sportswriters (such as Charles Pierce, Gary Smith, and Frank DeFord). But Stout has gone out of his way to include commentary from Ellen Goodman and Maureen Dowd, writers not usually associated with the world of sport. Since Woods's career could easily go on for another 20, 30, 40, or more years, this might seem like a somewhat premature purchase. Given Woods's popularity, however, it is reasonable to assume that he will be a steady research topic for school students and a subject of leisure reading for their golfer parents. Recommended for general collections. Steven Silkunas, North Wales, PA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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