The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport

The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport

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The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport by Carl Hiaasen

Filled with harrowing divots, deadly doglegs, and excruciating sandtraps, The Downhill Lie is a hilarious chronicle of mis-adventure that will have you rolling with laughter.

Bestselling author Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years passed and the memories of slices and hooks faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the rolling, frustrating green hills of the golf course, where he ultimately—and foolishly—agreed to compete in a country-club tournament against players who can actually hit the ball.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781415945797
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/06/2008

About the Author

CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of numerous novels, including the best sellers Razor Girl, Bad Monkey, Star Island, Nature Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, and Lucky You, and five best-selling children’s books, Hoot, Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink. His most recent work of nonfiction is Dance of the Reptiles, a collection of his columns from The Miami Herald.
 
www.carlhiaasen.com

Hometown:

Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida

Education:

Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Jenn_P More than 1 year ago
Even if you are not an avid golfer, Hiaasen writes a very amusing book that makes you laugh out loud about his golf antics.
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My wife gave me this book as a gift and I made it through about 340 days of the author's "journal" of golf hacking.  While I respect his right to inject his left leaning politics into his writing I really think it took a lot from the book.  It was at that point that I closed it up and relegated it to the goodwill box.  That said this book starts out being sort of numerous if you're a golfer but, it quickly became mundane and repetitious and The political bent gave me the excuse I needed to put it down and move on to something worth my precious time.
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Rob_Ballister More than 1 year ago
Carl Hiaasen's THE DOWNHILL LIE is a quick-moving, witty book about one man's attempted re-emergence into the sport of golf. As a hacker myself, much of what Hiassen wrote about rang true, and I found myself laughing out loud more than once at the author's blunderings about the links. Not only is the book funny, but there is an underlying theme about the importance of spending time together, whether it be between friends or between father and son. It's also very easy to read, with plenty of chapter breaks and a mix between longer essays and quick journal entries. Not an award winner per say, but a great gift for someone who doesn't take golf too seriously!
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