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The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport by Carl Hiaasen

With The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen turns from fiction to memoir, telling of his return to playing golf after a 32-year hiatus. He remembers playing golf to bond with his father, and now he wants to do the same with his son. Golf, or more precisely, golf technology has changed over the decades, but Hiaasen throws himself into this seemingly new adventure. He soon discovers, though, that it's the same frustrating and maddening game he played when he was younger, but he recounts this in his inimitable humorous style. The Downhill Lie has received mixed reviews with saying, "The Downhill Lie is a perfect Fatherís Day gift for your golfing dad, or the book to take along on your next golfing trip. Those who have never suffered through golf hell will not understand Hiaasen's anguish, but the rest of us have a wonderful reminder that there are many out there equally frustrated and tortured by the game invented by drunken Scotsmen."
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