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.

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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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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 good listen

As audiobooks get more and more popular as we're always on the move, Alice Cooper's 'The Golf Monster' is well worth 4 hours of your listening time. Read by the man himself, 'The Golf Monster' is a 12 chapter autobiography themed around how Alice's golf 'addiction' helped turn his life around (with each chapter intro explaining how to improve your golf game). Even if you're not interested in golf, Alice's life story is a fascinating listen as he overcomes adversity, becomes a superstar, battles through alcoholism and retains a bright outlook on life the whole way through. Alice is immensely likeable, interesting and never feels sorry for himself as he talks through the highs and lows of a fantastic career with an optimism and sense of humour. He's a real eccentric and he's quite inspiring as well. This book was written in 2007 but as any Alice fan will know he's still as sharp as ever these days, touring 'Paranormal' in 2017 and 2018, one of his best albums for decades. Thanks Audible for contiuing to stock more and more different books like these and not just the bestsellers you see at WHSmiths in train stations.
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- K. Tobin

Book Details

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