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Title Driving lessons : a father, a son, and the healing power of golf / Steve Friedman ; introduction by James Dodson.
Author Friedman, Steve.
Publication [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, ©2011.
Distribution [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 105 pages) : illustrations.
Call # eBOOK
Summary "When Steve Friedman was a child growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, the game of golf was, to him, mysterious and dark. His father's passion for it caused friction in his marriage and eluded the interest of his youngest son, who was devoted instead to basketball. For that and many other reasons, the two failed to bond, ultimately leading to an awkward and unhappy relationship. But Friedman never forgot the love his father had for golf, and after many years, when he was in his forties, he reached out and asked his dad to teach him the game. He thought that perhaps he could learn something about his old man's view of life and thereby find a way to communicate with him. This small volume is the sweet yet unsentimental story of that experience the tale of two men using the game of golf to find a way to connect with each other across decades of disagreement and misunderstanding. For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure"-- Provided by publisher.
"The poignant story of a son's attempt to understand his father's life by sharing the sport that once drove them apart. When Steve Friedman was a child growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, the game of golf was, to him, mysterious and dark. His father's passion for it caused friction in his marriage and eluded the interest of his youngest son, who was devoted instead to basketball. For that and many other reasons, the two failed to bond, ultimately leading to an awkward and unhappy relationship. But Friedman never forgot the love his father had for golf, and after many years, when he was in his forties, he reached out and asked his dad to teach him the game. He thought that perhaps he could learn something about his old man's view of life and thereby find a way to communicate with him. This small volume is the sweet yet unsentimental story of that experience--the tale of two men using the game of golf to find a way to connect with each other across decades of disagreement and misunderstanding. For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Friedman, Steve.
Golf -- Anecdotes.
Golfers -- Family relationships.
Fathers and sons.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Fatherhood.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Golf.
Fathers and sons. (OCoLC)fst00921899
Golf. (OCoLC)fst00944659
Genre Electronic books.
Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Friedman, Steve. Driving lessons 9781605291253 (DLC) 2011003613 (OCoLC)679929258
ISBN 9781609613969 electronic bk.
1609613961 electronic bk.

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