Tiger Woods: Doomed by Distraction [NOOK Book]

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"Tiger Woods: Doomed by Distraction" is an compelling, unauthorized, and first-of-its-kind look at the rise, fall, and ongoing comeback of embarrassed and embattled golf great Tiger Woods.

The newest work from international bestselling author Michael Essany avoids the rehashing of rumors and explores the true personal and professional struggles of Tiger Woods yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

From alleged sex addiction, the loss of his father, ...
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Overview

"Tiger Woods: Doomed by Distraction" is an compelling, unauthorized, and first-of-its-kind look at the rise, fall, and ongoing comeback of embarrassed and embattled golf great Tiger Woods.

The newest work from international bestselling author Michael Essany avoids the rehashing of rumors and explores the true personal and professional struggles of Tiger Woods yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

From alleged sex addiction, the loss of his father, and an obsession with the Navy SEALs, to his penchant for self-destructive behavior, diffusion of professional focus, and the emotional turbulence that seemingly defines his inner core, "Tiger Woods: Doomed by Distraction" highlights how and why the game's greatest golfer allowed the distractions of his demons to cloud - and potentially ruin - his storied career.

CHAPTER 2 EXCERPT:

"I find it almost impossible to believe how an addiction to sex could change this man and turn his world upside down so quickly," says former E! Entertainment Television personality Mike Randazzo. "It seem like a traumatic episode triggered the emergence of some latent demons. In my opinion, I think the death of Tiger Woods' father was critical. The man who anchored Tiger, kept him focused and motivated, was suddenly gone. Tiger lived to make his father happy and proud. In that absence, Tiger Woods was - in many ways - the world's most simultaneously beloved and yet loneliest man. Tiger needed his dad to say centered."

Tiger Woods' love of competition has been widely likened to the passion possessed by another sports legend, Michael Jordan. Ironically, Jordan - who was famous if not infamous for his superhuman drive to win - was also accused of having "gone off the deep end" following his father's untimely but tragic death.

On October 6th, 1993, Michael Jordan dropped a bombshell on the sports world when he announced his retirement from basketball after a family tragedy that shattered Michael Jordan's world and shocked millions of fans around the world.

But unlike Michael Jordan, who left the game of basketball to clear his head, re-center himself, and continue to stoke his competitive fires in a healthy way, Tiger Woods doesn't appear to have worked through his anguish as productively.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014653671
  • Publisher: Sports Entertainment Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 29 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Essany is a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition.

Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.

Michael graduated Magna cum Laude from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. That same year, A&E Biography recognized Michael's work and inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of "America's Most Remarkable Peopl
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Save Your Money

    This book should be titled the big ripoff. It's not even long enough to qualify as a good pamphlet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Fascinating read

    I was REALLY glad to learn that this wasn't another "poor Tiger Woods... He's a sex addict" book. This is really about what seems to be the facts - not the rumors - surrounding his life and professional downfall. I agree with the author's assessment that Tiger went off the deep end following his father's death. I think Tiger is an emotionally fragile person who isn't the man of steel we are told he is. And I love that this work delves into a different aspect of the Woods saga. Really good, quick read. Have spent 10 bucks on magazines with articles about Woods that were shorter and less interesting.

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