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Bought this for the golfer in the family and he couldn t put it down He loved it Excellent condition and seller thoroughly recommend Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the pastyears, and has been named Sports Writer of The Year seven times Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf How does he do it By caddying looping for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run of the mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less than winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they re in the middle of play Even though Reilly doesn t know a thing about actual caddying, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehmann, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump, Casey Martin, and a blind golfer let him fumble through the motions at their sides The result is a hilarious book of wisdom and humor started this book some nice insights into the world of the pro golfer and caddie relationship There s an old saying in business about how if you want to really find out about someone play golf with them Golf is such a difficult game for most people that it brings out character and personality flaws pretty quickly A book built around that concept would have been amazing We all see a lot of golf coverage and some people have the chance to attend tournaments But it s a long distance observation, and most people look about the same from a distance except for how fast or how slowly they play, facial expressions and whether they sling their clubs or not in frustration.Not surprisingly, Who s Your Caddy reveals a lot about the on course and off course characteristics of Tommy Aaron, John Daly, Donald Trump, Tom Lehman, David Duval, bettor Dewey Tomko, Jack Nicklaus, meditation and health expert Deepak Chopra, Casey Martin, comic Bob Newhart, LPGA star Jill McGill and blind golfer Bob Andrews The professionals come off best in these revealing portraits If the book had focused on the character of golf stars and legends, this would have been at least a four star book However, Mr Reilly s attention wandered off into famous venues all the stars you can see at Bel Air , the sexual characteristics of those involved John Daly s equipment and the sexual habits of LPGA golfers and caddies , Bob Newhart s comedy routines, the humiliations of being Annika Sorenstam s sister, Deepak Chopra s advice for feeling warmer on cold days and caddy language among other random destinations In addition, he decided to play the role of caddy to get close to the golfers, and provides way too much detail about how incompetent he was at his task I also found the book to be flawed by a flip sense of humor that sometimes offended my taste.For those who like random gossip, this will be a four or five star book because that s basically what the book is.I enjoyed the sections on John Daly, Tom Lehman, David Duval, Jack Nicklaus, Casey Martin and Bob Andrews If you decide the read the other sections, be prepared for a lesser quality experience with occasional laughs depending on your sense of humor than the author s writing.As I finished the book, I realized that it annoyed me that Mr Reilly took up caddying without really trying to learn how to do it He started at the Masters with no experience and didn t do very well He didn t seem to improve much even with experience I thought he showed a fundamental disrespect for his craft, the game and for the golfers he served by taking this approach Thinking about my reaction, I thought about the responsibility we all have to do our best to serve others when that is our task I ll try to do it much better after reading this book. There s an old saying in business about how if you want to really find out about someone play golf with them Golf is such a difficult game for most people that it brings out character and personality flaws pretty quickly A book built around that concept would have been amazing We all see a lot of golf coverage and some people have the chance to attend tournaments But it s a long distance observation, and most people look about the same from a distance except for how fast or how slowly they play, facial expressions and whether they sling their clubs or not in frustration.Not surprisingly, Who s Your Caddy reveals a lot about the on course and off course characteristics of Tommy Aaron, John Daly, Donald Trump, Tom Lehman, David Duval, bettor Dewey Tomko, Jack Nicklaus, meditation and health expert Deepak Chopra, Casey Martin, comic Bob Newhart, LPGA star Jill McGill and blind golfer Bob Andrews The professionals come off best in these revealing portraits If the book had focused on the character of golf stars and legends, this would have been at least a four star book However, Mr Reilly s attention wandered off into famous venues all the stars you can see at Bel Air , the sexual characteristics of those involved John Daly s equipment and the sexual habits of LPGA golfers and caddies , Bob Newhart s comedy routines, the humiliations of being Annika Sorenstam s sister, Deepak Chopra s advice for feeling warmer on cold days and caddy language among other random destinations In addition, he decided to play the role of caddy to get close to the golfers, and provides way too much detail about how incompetent he was at his task I also found the book to be flawed by a flip sense of humor that sometimes offended my taste.For those who like random gossip, this will be a four or five star book because that s basically what the book is.I enjoyed the sections on John Daly, Tom Lehman, David Duval, Jack Nicklaus, Casey Martin and Bob Andrews If you decide the read the other sections, be prepared for a lesser quality experience with occasional laughs depending on your sense of humor than the author s writing.As I finished the book, I realized that it annoyed me that Mr Reilly took up caddying without really trying to learn how to do it He started at the Masters with no experience and didn t do very well He didn t seem to improve much even with experience I thought he showed a fundamental disrespect for his craft, the game and for the golfers he served by taking this approach Thinking about my reaction, I thought about the responsibility we all have to do our best to serve others when that is our task I ll try to do it much better after reading this book. Great read Very funny and gives lots of insight into caddying and the lives of pro golfers. Top I was really pleased with Reilly s effort here After initially hearing the author shilling the book on Jim Rome back when it was first released on hardcover, I never had much of an inclination to read it I ve found the bits of Reilly s work that I ve read in SI often too sentimental and too snarky.In the meantime I have picked up a fairly serious interest in golf, and when I stumbled across the book again, I thought I would pick it up Who s Your Caddy won me over and proved that I had been haboring a number of misconceptions.First, you needn t be a golfer to enjoy the work There are some moments where Reilly sinks into golf speak of the kind that I think every weekend player grows tired of by about the second tee when you re out playing with that clown from work or the brother in law who s sporting a putter, irons, and a 1 million ego because he s a 4 handicapper But, the book mostly takes a trip around the course that is accessible to golf novices Especially when Reilly joins amateurs like Donald Trump I ve always wanted to find a way to plausibly refer to Trump as an amaetur and Deepak Chopra for a round, the story moves quickly and humorously.Reilly even convinced me that he isn t the guy I would have thought he had to be after reading his SI work Like the , naked under his raincoat, Reilly can t seem to help himself from unleashing overweight sarcastic sidebars These inhibit the best parts of the story, but with a self depricating twist that ususally leaves him as his own target, these diversions actually contained some redeeming moments.Finally, he does descend into melodrama the typical golf schlock type stuff, i.e golf is the great game that challenges your will and quickens your mind and personifies American freedom , but only very rarely, and that restraint rescues the book from what might have become the nonfiction take on Bagger Vance.Other reviews are right on target, this is not the kind of Updike, Heinz, etc sports writing that actually captures the humanity and value of sports on paper its silliness But, on a summer afternoon when you d rather save the 250 in greens fees and lost balls, this book should do the trick. The best review is hearing my husband laugh out loud by reading this book Even as a non golfer, I enjoyed parts of it He is incisive and funny. Great