Driving Lessons: A Father, A Son, and the Healing Power of Golf by Steve Friedman, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Driving Lessons: A Father, a Son, and the Healing Power of Golf

Driving Lessons: A Father, a Son, and the Healing Power of Golf

by Steve Friedman
     
 

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When Steve Friedman was a child growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, the game of golf was, to him, mysterious and dark. His father's passion for it caused friction in his marriage and eluded the interest of his youngest son, who was devoted instead to basketball. For that and many other reasons, the two failed to bond, ultimately leading to an awkward and

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When Steve Friedman was a child growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, the game of golf was, to him, mysterious and dark. His father's passion for it caused friction in his marriage and eluded the interest of his youngest son, who was devoted instead to basketball. For that and many other reasons, the two failed to bond, ultimately leading to an awkward and unhappy relationship.

But Friedman never forgot the love his father had for golf, and after many years, when he was in his forties, he reached out and asked his dad to teach him the game. He thought that perhaps he could learn something about his old man's view of life and thereby find a way to communicate with him.

This is the sweet yet unsentimental story of that experience--the tale of two men using the game of golf to find a way to connect with each other across decades of disagreement and misunderstanding. For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609613969
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
05/10/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

STEVE FRIEDMAN's stories have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, The Best of Outside, The Bastard on the Couch, Modern Love, The Best American Travel Writing and, six times, The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of The Gentleman's Guide to Life and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, Loose Balls. A St. Louis native and graduate of Stanford University, Friedman lives in New York City, where he is Writer at Large for the Rodale Sports Group. He also teaches at Mediabistro.com.

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