HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n'…
Loading...

Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a… (2007)

by Alice Cooper

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
872138,736 (3.82)5
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 5 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
Entertaining book. Never realized how popular Alice Cooper was with other celebrities in the 1970s. ( )
  DCavin | Sep 9, 2014 |
This book ended up being more interesting than I thought it would be. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of life and golf and how he pulled them together. Cooper has done a lot in his day and has a lot of advice to give, though not all of it hits home with me. I feel there are times that he comes off as very cocky and I got a little tired of the CONSTANT name dropping...yeah, I get it, you're famous and you know famous people. The golf "tips" section was pretty poorly developed, just kinda thrown together. Really appreciated his frankness dealing with Christianity and Alcohol. In the end, I put the book down and paced back and forth until my tee time. Glad I read it. ( )
  elektherelic | Jul 28, 2011 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (2 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Alice Cooperprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Männistö, K.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Information from the Finnish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Information from the Finnish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (3)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307382656, Hardcover)

The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons—with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit; a friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a self-confessed golf addict ever since. Today he and his band still tour the world, playing some one hundred gigs a year . . . and three hundred days out of that year, Cooper is on the course.

Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is Cooper’s tell-all memoir; in it he talks candidly about his entire life and career, as well as his struggles with alcohol, how he fell in love with the game of golf, how he dried out at a sanitarium back in the late ’70s, and how he put the last nails in his addiction’s coffin by getting up daily at 7 a.m. to play 36 holes.

Alice has hilarious, touching, and sometimes surprising stories about so many of his friends: Led Zeppelin and the Doors, George Burns and Groucho Marx, golf legends like John Daly and Tiger Woods . . . everyone is here from Dalí to Elvis to Arnold Palmer.

This is the story of Cooper’s life, and also a story about golf. He rose from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor and on to his status today as one of the best celebrity golfers around—all while rising through the rock ’n’ roll ranks releasing platinum albums and selling out arenas with his legendary act.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:40:34 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

The man who invented shock rock tells how he slayed his demons--with a golf club. One day between concerts, when Cooper was bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit, a friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a golf addict ever since. This is his tell-all memoir; he talks candidly about his life and career, his struggles with alcohol, how he fell in love with golf, how he dried out at a sanitarium back in the late '70s, and how he put the last nails in his addiction's coffin by getting up daily at 7 a.m. to play 36 holes. Alice has hilarious, touching, and sometimes surprising stories about his friends: Led Zeppelin and the Doors, George Burns and Groucho Marx, golf legends like John Daly and Tiger Woods--everyone from Dalí to Elvis to Arnold Palmer.--From publisher description.… (more)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
30 wanted
3 pay4 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.82)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 4
3.5 3
4 7
4.5 1
5 5

Audible.com

Three editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 93,334,983 books! | Top bar: Always visible