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“For generations, fathers and sons have trudged emerald fairways together in a lacerating enterprise called golf. Steve Friedman does a marvelous job writing about one such improbable outing, in which nine holes of spirited hacking bridged an aching gap between him and his dad. Driving Lessons is a good read about a good walk, unspoiled.” ―Carl Hiaasen, author of The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport
“Steve Friedman may not be much of a golfer, but he's one heck of a writer. Rarely have the joys and sorrows of the father-son-putter dynamic been so keenly observed.” ―Mark Adams, author of Mr. America
STEVE FRIEDMAN's stories have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, The Best of Outside, The Bastard on the Couch, Modern Love, The Best American Travel Writing and, six times, The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of The Gentleman's Guide to Life and co-author of The New York Times Best Seller, Loose Balls. A St. Louis native and graduate of Stanford University, Friedman lives in New York City, where he is Writer at Large for the Rodale Sports Group. He also teaches at Mediabistro.com.
A very good and touching book. The author/son has complex feelings, including resentment, towards his Father, even as the son understands that his Father is trying to give him the... Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This was a good, quick read (maybe an hour) about the relationship between a father (who loves golf) and his son (who does not). There are no big "aha" moments. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by Michael DENNISUK