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ALICE COOPER, GOLF MONSTER.
A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict.
by Alice Cooper, Keith & Kent Zimmerman.
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DAVE SAYS: I've met Alice Cooper a couple of times. Had the honor of the second time meeting him in his hotel room once after a show in 1986. He signed albums for me (School's Out - yes, with the panties, and From the Inside - love this album) and we took a few pictures. I was in the music biz at the time and I had a some great contacts for things like this. Good to be the King (even for a day :-) and this was just grand. I've always got stories. I've been a big fan of Cooper since I got into Rock n' Roll in the 70's. Finally we have a book by the man himself. This visit with Alice from his early days of being in the Spyders, his trysts in rock and golf, and his alcohol addiction issues are all very interesting to us "fans." His involvement in golf has become legendary with playing on the course with Bob Hope in the 70's to ads for golf products in the 90's. As entertaining and fun as it is to visit with the man, he keeps it fairly simple when it comes to any real dirt. He's played it safe in this Golf Monster tome, but then, I think Alice has come a long way to deserve being in his "safe" zone. Maybe he'll come back with more later, but he glides thru most of his years here. This book isn't much of a stretch: if you like Alice Cooper, you're going to enjoy this visit. I did. And now that I think of it, my first pair of panties was from Alice, even it if was a man ;-) -- Dave Hinchberger.
OVERVIEW: The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons—with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit; a friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a self-confessed golf addict ever since. Today he and his band still tour the world, playing some one hundred gigs a year . . . and three hundred days out of that year, Cooper is on the course.
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is Cooper’s tell-all memoir; in it he talks candidly about his entire life and career, as well as his struggles with alcohol, how he fell in love with the game of golf, how he dried out at a sanitarium back in the late ’70s, and how he put the last nails in his addiction’s coffin by getting up daily at 7 a.m. to play 36 holes.
Alice has hilarious, touching, and sometimes surprising stories about so many of his friends: Led Zeppelin and the Doors, George Burns and Groucho Marx, golf legends like John Daly and Tiger Woods . . . everyone is here from Dalí to Elvis to Arnold Palmer.
This is the story of Cooper’s life, and also a story about golf. He rose from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor and on to his status today as one of the best celebrity golfers around—all while rising through the rock ’n’ roll ranks releasing platinum albums and selling out arenas with his legendary act.
2007 Crown hard cover, 272 pages. Fine/Fine. List price $24.95