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A Life Well Played
While other golfers have won more tournaments than Arnold Palmer has, no one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important golfer in history. As a follow-up to his 1999 autobiography, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. Palmer has had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself. He offers advice and guidance, sharing stories of his career on the course, success in business and the great relationships that give meaning to his life. This book is Palmer's gift to the world a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish.
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"A warm good-bye from the great man himself. . . . We can picture Palmer in his dotage, sitting back in an easy chair, telling us short nuggets about the life he led, still feeling, as he writes, that he wants to share what he learned with people one more time." --Golf Digest
"The definitive final word on Palmer's legacy from the man himself. The tome's pages capture the warm, humble confidence of its author, the qualities that made Palmer not just a great athlete but a great man and role model. . . . An invaluable insight into the mind of a champion." --Newsweek
"A fast-paced reflection from the man who many consider the gold standard of conduct in his sport, with plenty of life lessons about how to remain humble and gracious while achieving superstardom." --Christian Science Monitor
"A treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish on the memory and impact of a true global icon. . . . Every chapter grabbed my attention. . . . I can't recommend this book highly enough." - The Sports Page Weekly
"Eminently readable and delightfully Arnie, A Life Well Played is a must for any of his many admirers." --BookPage
"Arnold Palmer has lived an incredible life, and the King now wants to share some of what's he experienced and what he's learned along the way...With Palmer being one of professional golf's greatest success stories, he should have plenty to offer readers." -- Golf News Net
"Palmer's story is inextricably linked to a mentoring father: in Arnie's case, a greenskeeper and eventual club pro who first put Arnie's hands on a golf club and told him, "Boy, don't you ever change that." Inevitably, this volume strikes a (hopefully premature) valedictory note, but that will make it all the more popular with the King's still-thriving army." - Booklist
"Packed with stories and a few tips . . . . A heartfelt, sincere, mini-self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class." --Kirkus Reviews
"The late golfer's last accomplishment in a life that, by any standard, was well-lived." --The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review