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Confessions of a Golf Slut

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Length: 254 pages4 hours

Summary

Here is the funny and heart-warming "Drive, Putt, Love" golf sister to "Eat, Pray, Love."
A 35-year-old career bachelorette decided her dating style needed an overhaul, so she took up golf to meet men on manicured greens instead of in smoky bars. Of course she met men. But she also made friends. And found a new vocation that took her to the most beautiful resorts and most famous courses in the world.

None of it had anything to do with being good at the game.

“Golf slut,” was what she called herself -- based on the description comedian Tommy Smothers used lovingly in describing his wife: “will play anywhere, anytime, with anyone.” But as moment after moment unfolded with gifts, lessons and surprises, she came to realize her relationship with the game transcended labels.

Trailblazing sports journalist Susan Fornoff tells the story of how golf became her warm blanket through the heartbreaking loss of divorce and death, her compass for a hilarious journey through online dating, her guiding light in the murky tunnel of midlife career change.

"Confessions of a Golf Slut" relates the metaphors of the beloved, centuries-old game in context with human foibles and frailties. Within the narrative framework of the search for love, it addresses universal themes such as self-examination, perseverance, friendship and, ultimately, forgiveness.

Chick lit, yes – and, for men, a peek into the other team’s playbook.

It’s not a spoiler to reveal that the author never masters the game of golf. But her passion for the game will no doubt resonate among the women who already play -- an estimated 5 million in the United States alone, with another 38 million women reported to have interest -- and inspire those who don’t yet play to pick up a 7-iron and give it a big kiss.

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