A Golf Match You'll Never Forget
Lying on An operating table, about to undergo emergency heart surgery, Elliott Goodman hears the voice of God--as in The Almighty--speaking to him. God, it seems, has a last-second wager for Elliott, challenging him to an eighteen-hole golf match. If Elliott wins, he'll be saved. If he loses. . .
God sends down eighteen legendary opponents to play against Elliott and to hopefully teach him a few tricks along the way. From Leonardo da Vinci (nice clubs) to Marilyn Monroe (nice. . .everything), Babe Ruth (pass the hot dogs), Abraham Lincoln (cheater!), and fourteen other luminaries, including Moses, John Lennon, Joan of Arc, Picasso, W.C. Fields, Gandhi, and Shakespeare, Elliott squares off against some of the most extraordinary people who've ever lived. As shots are analyzed, balls enter bunkers, and Freud drives the cart (control freak), Elliott has a chance to examine his life and his form, to see what he can correct or improve before facing his ultimate adversary.
Big-hearted and delightfully original, Match Made in Heaven is a timeless tale about finding joy and inspiration on the greatest of all courses--life.
"An engaging and often hilarious account of a star-studded round." --Bob Costas
"A great read. . .Bob Mitchell writes with wit, intelligence, and passion." --Bill Bradley
"Bob Mitchell's masterpiece reveals his genius for weaving life's wonderful lessons within a magical golf story." --Ann Liguori
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"A golf game against God—with the stakes—life and death? What a great concept! But it gets even better as Elliott Goodman plays golf with Leonardo da Vinci, W.C. Fields, John Lennon, and others. This daring book is a miracle, and, I think, quite possibly a classic." —James Patterson "This story is enjoyable throughout." —Christine Brennan
"A great read...Bob Mitchell writes with wit, intelligence, and passion." —Bill Bradley
"Match Made in Heaven will have you hooked from the first page." —Jim Nantz
"An engaging and often hilarious account of a star-studded round." —Bob Costas
"A magical golf story. Golf truly is a metaphor for life. Fascinating!" —Ann Liguori "A fascinating and fun read that explores the lessons golf can teach us." —Tim FinchemAbout the Author:
Bob Mitchell is a dedicated sports fanatic and the author of seven nonfiction books. He studied at Williams, Columbia, and Harvard, where he received a Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature. He was a French professor for eleven years at Harvard, Purdue, and Ohio State; served as a creative director at a number of New York ad agencies; and spent a year in Tel Aviv as a special consultant on commercial film writing and production. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Susan.
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Descrizione libro Kensington, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0758212704
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