Golf writer Burnett here does for the LPGA what John Feinstein's A Good Walk Spoiled (LJ 5/15/95) did for the men's PGA tour. Burnett follows the LPGA's 1996 season from March to November, focusing on about 20 players who represent four strata: Stars, Contenders, the Pack, and the Fringe. He shows great empathy for the athletes, whose livelihood depends upon skill, patience, and superhuman focus, and he writes colorfully. He also digresses to discuss lesbianism, sports ethics, sexism, tobacco companies as sponsors, and the perils of personal relationships. Entertaining and informative, this book takes us "inside the ropes" of the tour. Recommended for public and academic libraries.Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C.