The Downhill Lie

The Downhill Lie

A Hacker's Return to A Ruinous Sport

Book - 2008
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Carl Hiaasen's hilarious confessional about returning to the fairways after a thirty-two-year absence.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
ISBN: 9780307266538
0307266532
Characteristics: 207 p. ;,20 cm.

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Blue_18
Jun 23, 2017

Half product placement + half whining...that gives you a whole bunch of nothing.

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cpdemers
Jun 20, 2017

Interesting, yet trite. Hiaasen, one of my favorite authors struggles to knock it out of the rough on this one.

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derekwolfgram
Nov 30, 2010

It was good fun to see Carl Hiaasen turn his wicked sense of humor on himself. There are a few laugh out loud moments, and Hiaasen is in fine form as a storyteller, but ultimately this book confirmed for me that I'm not interested in reading about golf.

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Hadley
Aug 18, 2008

A really funny memoir about Hiaasen's love/hate relationship with the most frustrating of all sports, golf. Recommended to anyone who's ever sunk a 30' putt for par and then cranked the next tee shot deep into the woods.

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Hadley
Aug 28, 2008

In the summer of 2005, I returned to golf after a much needed layoff of thirty-two years. Attempting a comeback in my fifties wouldn't have been so absurd if I'd been a decent player when I was young, but unfortunately, that wasn't the case. At my best, I'd shown occasional flashes of competence. At my worst, I'd been a menace to all carbon-based life-forms on the golf course.

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