Synopses & Reviews
Mark Twain called it "a good walk spoiled." Lee Trevino said it was the most fun he ever had with his clothes on. For duffers and pros alike, golf can be both a delight and a torment—often on the same day, sometimes on the same hole.
How difficult can it be to take a stick and knock a small ball into a hole? In the obsessive examination of that question lie the joys and sorrows of many a dedicated player. (Is obsessive too strong? Just ask any avid golfer's friends or family.)
So it is little wonder that golf has been the subject of numerous cartoons from The New Yorker cartoonists, including such luminaries as Charles Addams, Roz Chast, Whitney Darrow Jr., Edward Koren, George Price, and William Steig. Robert Mankoff, the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, has culled the decades' best, all exhibiting the focus, the passion—and the frequent absurdity—of the golfer's world. This unforgettable collection contains one hundred pages of cartoons, which, like a hole in one, will leave you smiling.
From the wonderful golf cartoons published over the decades in "The New Yorker, " cartoon editor Mankoff has culled the best for this book from the magazine's amazing artists.
George Plimpton famously commented that "the smaller the ball, the better the book". He was commenting on prose but this collection seeks to prove his theory true for cartoons as well. From decades of golf cartoons published in the "New Yorker", Robert Mankoff has culled the best for this book.
About the Author
Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor at The New Yorker, president and founder of The Cartoon Bank, and a very successful cartoonist (with a lousy handicap) in his own right. He is the editor of eight collections of New Yorker cartoons.
Table of Contents
INDEX OF ARTISTS.
Whitney Darrow Jr.
Charles E. Martin.