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 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)
I feel so much closer to Alice Cooper than I thought possible. This is a great story for all those 'functional alcoholics' out there, including me
Alice meets John Daley
everything about the poorly disguised golf product promos... A bit gratuitous towards the end.
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!
"I only wish the book was longer"
if you like rock and roll and golf and can't get enough of either one then this book is absolutely perfect and only could be better if it was a little bit longer.
This was an extremely entertaining book and I especially appreciated that it was narrated by Alice Cooper. I just wish it had been the full book instead of abridged.
Loved it. Very interesting. Whole family enjoyed listening to Alice. Liked how he compared everything to golf.
I enjoy listening to people's life stories as they tell them. This was no exception. I smiled and laughed more because I could hear his passion and his recollection come through the narration.
Later in the book when Alice talks about his Christian walk, it was incredible. He's got so many diverse aspects of his personality and it moved me quite deeply to know that he and I share a faith. It explains why throughout my own walk I haven't felt the need to disregard his music and still find myself attending his concerts. Alice is a good man, a good husband, and a good father and I love that he made a huge positive out of his previously negative choices!
"Alice reads Alice - How can you go wrong?"
Alice is a slice of fallen heaven.
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.
"What a fun book!!!!"
Alice Cooper of course
it's Alice Cooper what's not to like....Everything was great!
Yes very much so!
Alice should do more books! He keeps the book alive and his speaking voice is great and full of energy.
Hearing Alice tell his own story brings in his own emotions rather than just his words.
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.
"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.
"A funny, moving true story of one of Rock's greats"
Funny, addictive, revealing
Spilling the Beans which was also a very moving autobiography of an addict
His feelings due to the tone of his voice and intonation
Kind of but happy to listen over a few dog walks
Recommended it to several people as it made me laugh out loud on several occasions.
"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.
"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.
"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!!!!!
"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.
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