From Publishers Weekly
In this diary-style memoir written with Shipnuck (Bud, Sweat & Tees
), golf pro Kim declares she is always happy to be the person at a party who makes an ass of herself. The outspoken 25-year-old from San Jose, Calif., also ponders many questions, ranging from Does my butt look big in this skirt? to issues of lesbianism, anti-Asian sentiment, and the effect of a down economy on the women's game. Interwoven with a blow-by-blow account of her 2009 tournaments, including details about her frequent changes of equipment and caddies, she tells of her rise as a player and of her sometimes contentious relationship with her father, who initially coached, managed, and caddied for her when she turned pro at 18. Readers learn much about her boyfriends, including a long-term love affair with a caddie that ended as her 2009 season began, and she reveals that it's not easy to get laid on the LPGA tour. She also shares her love for Twitter, shopping (she has 75 pairs of shoes), singer Jason Mraz (who autographed her prodigious cleavage), and the environment. She also tells her story about posing nude for ESPN
magazine. The promised confessions, however, are far from surprising, and the accounts of her golf rounds will interest only the most obsessed of fans. (May)
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Christina Kim rocks. She's funny, honest and insightful. Her book, "Swinging from my Heels," is all of the above, too. (Daily News of Los Angeles
If you want a glimpse into life on the women's professional tour, ''Swinging From My Heels" takes you inside that world with dozens of funny, sincere and insightful tales. A poignant, comical and revealing look at the L.P.G.A., where there is an authentic love-of-the-game spirit. It doesn't hurt that Kim is such an entertaining tour guide. (New York Times
If you think the LPGA Tour is boring, you don't know Christina Kim. Kim pens a delightful, eye-opening account of her life in an up-close look at the 2009 season. (The Daily News of Los Angeles
SWINGING FROM MY HEELS is the LPGA version through the eyes, heart and motoring mouth of Kim during her 2009 season… An intimate diary that not only dissects Kim's season, but pulls the curtain back on LPGA Tour. It's a thoughtful and insightful look into many of the myths, rumors and issues surrounding the LPGA Tour, while also showcasing many of the game's premier players through their friendships with Kim. (Monterey County Herald
Kim takes the reader on an unforgettable romp down the fairway and into the rough of her 2009 campaign, and you'll thank her for inviting you along! (The Californian
A short-skirted, high-heeled companion to Jim Bouton's ageless Ball Four
. Both shine a light on the egos and sex drives, frailties and insecurities of athletes previously portrayed as one-dimensional. Like any good guidebook, Swinging From My Heels
makes the L.P.G.A. seem worthy of a closer look. (New York Times blog "On Par"
)Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star
, is the first book of its kind about what it's really like to be inside the ropes in women's golf. (San Diego Union Tribune
An insider's look at a golfer (and a tour) in transition, laced with straight talk, juicy anecdotes and more than a couple of wild nights with her pals. (Golf.com
Both riotous and poignant, Swinging from My Heels
reveals why Christina Kim is the most engaging (and impish) player in professional golf. As bold as her wardrobe, she pulls out a driver on every topic--whether addressing her own insecurities or tour controversies. With Alan Shipnuck's deft storytelling touch, Christina provides an unvarnished peek through the looking glass of a tour season full of humor and humanity. (Selena Roberts
OMG! Swinging from My Heels
is A Good Walk Spoiled
meets Sex in the City.
Christina Kim and Alan Shipnuck must have been separated at birth: the tell-it-all athlete and the tell-it-all writer. What a book. (Michael Bamberger