Synopses & Reviews
After Michael Jordan, Arnold Palmer is the most famous sports figure in the world. He is one of the titans of golf, a player of matchless style and astonishing mastery. But until now only his friends and loved ones knew that "Arnie" is also an exceptional human being -- a man of wit, compassion, unyielding loyalty, and true grit in the face of personal setbacks. Now in this warm, humorous, and candid self-portrait, Arnold Palmer speaks straight from the heart, recounting his courtship of his wife, Winnie, and their enduringly happy marriage, his friendships and rivalries with golf greats like Jack Nicklaus, and his triumphs and occasional stumbles.
Palmer discusses his role in creating along with Mark McCormack, IMG and the birth of sports management. Here too is the poignant drama of Palmer's valiant cancer battle and the tragedy of losing one of his dearest friends just months after surgery.
Arnold Palmer reflects on a life well lived. It is a life that will inspire readers everywhere.
Now in paperback comes the bestselling autobiography of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest name. "(An) endearing, candid memoir."--"New York Post." Two 8-page photo inserts.
About the Author
James Dodson is a contributing editor and regular columnist for Golf magazine and golf editor for Departures magazine. His work has appeared in GQ, Travel & Leisure, Outside, and numerous other national magazines. His columns won the Golf Writers of America Award in 1995. Dodson's first book, Final Rounds, became an instant golf classic.
From the Hardcover edition.