Alice Cooper, Golf Monster

  • by Alice Cooper, Keith, Kent Zimmerman
  • Narrated by Alice Cooper
  • 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.


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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Customer Reviews

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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.
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- Jim

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.

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- Alison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio