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Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and "Grip It and Rip It" approach to golf - and to life. Usually seen with a Marlboro Light dangling from his lip, John is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf. "The only rules I follow", JD likes to say, "are the Rules of Golf." 

My Life in and out of the Rough is a thrillingly - and sometimes shockingly - candid memoir of a larger-than-life athlete battling assorted addictions (alcohol, gambling, chocolate, sex), his weight, and, perhaps worst of all, divorce lawyers. (He's been married four times.) 

A two-time major winner before he turned 30, John Daly is one of the most popular athletes in the world. Taking listeners with him off the fairway and into his $1.5-million motor home for a rollicking ride through his life - an ever-churning world of booze, burgers, casinos, country music, and breathtaking moonshots - Daly reveals how a down-home Everyman from Arkansas managed to rise to the peak of the golf world, escape from the depths of abject depression, and, finally, take control of his life. 

Well, sort of.

©2006 John Daly (P)2020 Tantor

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Great gook but disappointed it only captured JDs like up to 2006 And not through to 2020 when audio book released

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really good book, john really is some Bloke . The book made me smile, but in parts it is a little sad. But a good read ...

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  • 26-08-20

Good short listen, bad choice for narrator

Always entertaining to read about John Daly, but they couldn't have picked a worse narrator for the book. It's not that the narrator was bad, it was just a terrible fit for what's supposed to be John's voice. The book's subject matter takes place when he was in his 20's and 30's mostly and published when he was around 39-40, but the narrator's voice sounds like someone in their 60's. If you've ever heard John speak in real life you'll likely be thrown off by the narration as I was. Also be aware this book was originally published in 2007 and that's where the story ends.

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