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Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict | [Alice Cooper, Keith, Kent Zimmerman]

Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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.

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.

Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is an unlikely and captivating tale full of wretched excess, life-saving redemption, ghoulish eye makeup, power chords, and five irons to the center of the green.

©2007 Alice Cooper; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"What a blast from the past, and such insight to the future! Alice Cooper, Golf Monster shares Alice's personal life mission, interwoven with great stories and characters from the 60s through the present in rock and roll. Not to mention some wonderful golf tips and experiences, humorously presented. Thank you Alice, for a nice ride!" (Michael Douglas, actor and creator of the Michael Douglas & Friends Charity Golf Tournament)

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    Michelle Bordertown, Australia 11-10-10
    Michelle Bordertown, Australia 11-10-10

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    "Awesome"

    If your an Alice fan, you won't want to go past this awesome behind the scenes look into his life, and what makes it even better is Alice himself reads this :D His sense of humor is apparent and I would recommend this to everyone (yes, even non-Alice fans) as you get a true understanding of what makes this man tick! Well written, awesomely read, a master piece for sure!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Orange, CA, United States 05-05-14
    Michael Orange, CA, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Alice reads Alice - How can you go wrong?"
    What three words best describe Alice Cooper’s voice?

    Alice is a slice of fallen heaven.


    Any additional comments?

    Alice is probably one of the worst narrators ever. His reading is just terrible. With that said, I loved every word. I liken Alice's reading of this book to his vocals on his albums. He's not a great singer with an amazing voice, but his voice is perfect for his music and NO ONE else could do the same justice to songs like I Love The Dead and Dead Babies or Halo of Flies, et al. Likewise, he couldn't have read it more perfectly.

    Despite his narration, this book is awesome. I love that it's him telling his story and not some other reader putting his own inflections and "acting" into the book. I would recommend this to any Alice fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MANDY BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States 03-06-14
    MANDY BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "What a fun book!!!!"
    If you could sum up Alice Cooper, Golf Monster in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Rocking,Happy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alice Cooper of course


    What about Alice Cooper’s performance did you like?

    it's Alice Cooper what's not to like....Everything was great!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes very much so!


    Any additional comments?

    Alice should do more books! He keeps the book alive and his speaking voice is great and full of energy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matt SAINT ALBANS, VT, United States 04-12-13
    Matt SAINT ALBANS, VT, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Sadly abridged"
    What does Alice Cooper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing Alice tell his own story brings in his own emotions rather than just his words.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read this book in print before and was very disappointed that it was abridged in audio format. I remembered a lot of stories as I listened that weren't being told, and I felt like I was missing out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim
    Nether Poppleton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    6/3/07
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    "Golf School's Out"

    This is an entertaining account of Alice Cooper's rock career and golf addiction, and makes for very easy listening. Narrated by the man himself, I'd reckon thirty percent of the book is about golf and seventy about his career, although if I was being harsh I'd say it's hard to tell which he boasts most about! You might pick up some golf tips, you'll definately pick up some good stories and you'll listen to the end, which is about all you want from an audiobook.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
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    "A funny, moving true story of one of Rock's greats"
    If you could sum up Alice Cooper, Golf Monster in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, addictive, revealing


    What other book might you compare Alice Cooper, Golf Monster to, and why?

    Spilling the Beans which was also a very moving autobiography of an addict


    What does Alice Cooper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His feelings due to the tone of his voice and intonation


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Kind of but happy to listen over a few dog walks


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended it to several people as it made me laugh out loud on several occasions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
    5/29/12
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    "Not your average golfer"

    This is a fascinating autobiography about someone who took the show in music to a different level. As an outlet for his giving up alcoholism he took to golf. There are plenty of interesting stories of the rock lifestyle mixed with the odd anecdote on golf.
    Highly entertaining and different to your average autobiography.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Davidaleaf
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    9/13/11
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    "Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12"

    Not a bad listen but dont buy it if you are looking to get good advice on golf........ also name dropping throughout gets abit annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommy
    burnley, United Kingdom
    8/17/10
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    "golf not your bag?"

    I wasnt too sure about this book as its about golf, but it is brilliantly narrated by the man himself, with a lot of humour, and the comparisons to his life are amazing. I would recomend this book to anyone who A) likes Alice Cooper or B) likes golf. When I started listening I could'nt stop. Fantastic ,Brilliant, All Of the Above!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    9/2/09
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    "Good in parts"

    The story of his beginnings is interesting and gives an insight into how he is an amazing opportunist but strangely this book gets really boring when he starts talking about Golf. I felt it deliciously ironic that reading it himself gives insight into what a manufactured commodity "Alice Cooper" really is and the oppotunism rather than passion behind it -couldn't really recommend it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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