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Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a… (2007)
by Alice Cooper
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This book was a very easily accessible book, and surprisingly entertaining. It's written in a fun way and many nods are given to entertaining anecdotes interspersed with tips on how to improve your golf game. All in all, quite an amusing read, if a very quick one. ( )
Entertaining book. Never realized how popular Alice Cooper was with other celebrities in the 1970s.
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.
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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 Dalâi to Elvis to Arnold Palmer.--From publisher description.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)782.42166092The arts Music Vocal music Secular Forms of vocal music Secular songs General principles and musical forms Song genres Rock songs History, geographic treatment, biography Biography
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