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Paperback Dead Solid Perfect Book

ISBN: 0385498853

ISBN13: 9780385498852

Dead Solid Perfect

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When Dead Solid Perfect was first published in 1974, golfers in real life on the PGA Tour were wearing trendy, bell-bottom trousers and tournaments were offering $150,000 in prize money. Touring pros... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Dan Jenkins strings together this hilarious take on the life of a PGA Tour golfer with deeper social issues and rolls it all together into a dimpled ball of fun.

Absolutely the funniest book I have ever read.

An incredibly funny account of golf, shapely adorables, gambling hustles and general all around characters. I laughed out loud so hard I cried a couple of times. The bit about Kenny Lee Puckett and Spec Reynolds creating a fictional West Texas town in order to bet on the football team and try and pull one over on their bookie is pure genius(dont worry, I gave nothing away). In todays smoothed over, politically correct world this throwback is actually quite unlike anything you will read. I have read this book twice I liked it so much. Order one used if you cant get it new.

Definitely a keeper - you either love or loathe Jenkins

It's clear from the reviews on this page that not everyone likes Dan Jenkins. However, those who like him are hardcore fans, jealously guarding their out-of-print copies, even though they would love to share the joy with their friends.Jenkins is no liberal - his politics are straight out of the south. Having said that, the most sympathetic character in this book is a liberal woman, so I wouldn't call Dan Jenkins prejudiced. What really comes through in this book is Jenkins' love of sport, and golf in particular, and for people who live life to the full without preaching, or listening to preachers. It's also a gripping story which will appeal to sports fans who must always stay to bitter end, just in case the sport offers up a million-to-one surprise ending, so that they can tell their grandchildren: "I was there".The most important thing about Jenkins is that you feel that he cares - about his characters, and about sport. It's nice to have a bit of passion in a book, and maybe passion is by definition politically incorrect.

Read this book!

What a great book! Dan Jenkins obviously has a gift, and golf is lucky Jenkins has shown an interest in the game. This book is hilarious. Randy Quaid is perfect in the small-screen version, but the book stands head and shoulders above the movie.

Excellent humerous golf book for golfers!

I have read this book at least 10 times. Each pass through reveals some insight into why I play golf. But more than that, this book entertains the reader. I still laugh till I cry when I re-read it. Dad Jenkins truly understands the golfer mentality.
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