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Swinging from My Heels : Confessions of an LPGA Star
by Christina Kim and Alan Shipnuck


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In this rollicking account of the 2009 season Christina Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course. The book takes us between the ropes for all the action, glory, and heartbreak, including Kim's nail-biting near-misses at two major championships.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In this rollicking account of the 2009 season Christina Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course. The book takes us between the ropes for all the action, glory, and heartbreak, including Kim's nail-biting near-misses at two major championships. She goes inside the team room at the Solheim Cup, revealing the hijinks and late-night gab sessions that bonded the victorious U.S. team.
In this courageous telling, no topic is out-of-bounds, as Kim dishes about the LPGA's sexual mores, the culture clash of an American-based tour increasingly dominated by Koreans, the tumultuous economic forces squeezing the players, and her own battles with her body image and her traditional parents. Winsome and good-natured, but never afraid of a laugh line or a choice profanity, Christina Kim provides a must-read for anyone who loves golf or has wondered about the inner-self of a professional athlete.
Christina Kim has been one of the LPGA's most popular players since 2003, when she was a nineteen-year-old rookie. A two-time winner on tour, she was also a key member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2005 and 2009. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now lives in Orlando.
Alan Shipnuck has been covering professional golf for "Sports Illustrated" since 1994. He is the author of the national bestseller "Bud, Sweat, & Tees: Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour." He lives in northern California with his wife and children.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608195909
  • ISBN-10: 1608195902
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 243
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.58 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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