• An ingenious mix of facts and flights of fancy: The history of golf begins in 732 AD, when a relic of St. Andrew—patron saint of Scotland and of golf—was found wearing a copper arthritis bracelet. And who could forget 1492, when Christopher Columbus discovered the birthplace of Tiger Woods. Golf is the perfect gift for the serious—and not so serious—golfer. .
• Bestselling humorist: Henry Beard has authored or coauthored ten parodies, five of which are New York Times bestsellers, as well as more than two dozen other humor books, including French for Cats and The Official Politically Correct Dictionary . .
• Golf is Beard’s game: In a New York Times interview, Beard once said “It’s the most insidious of sports because once in a while you have a day where you do extraordinarily well and you think you can do very well—and you can’t. It’s just a tease. Even a Zen monk would be driven crazy by golf.” Beard has written seven other golf humor books, including Golfing: The Duffer’s Dictionary and The Official Rules of Bad Golf ..
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Henry Beard attended Harvard University and was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. He went on to found the National Lampoon with Douglas Kenney and served as its editor during the magazine’s heyday in the 1970s. He has written numerous bestselling humor books, including Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life and (with Christopher Cerf) The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was very disappointed with this book and would not recommend it to anyone. There is almost no factual information about the history of golf. It is simply a time line of made up bits that attempt to be funny but aren't. Don't buy this book.