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Crashing Augusta by Jonathan Littman

By Jonathan Littman

CRASHING AUGUSTA is a wild trip past the ropes activities. stroll the undulating hills of Augusta nationwide, domestic of the Masters and research why it can be the planet’s maximum golfing match. Hurl your self right into a tremendous Bowl week with price ticket hustlers who danger lifestyles and limb to make or lose a fortune playing at the significant price tag. discover our nationwide obsession with steroids, and run with the World’s quickest guy. Rites of manhood are whatever yet a online game, as you’ll detect in a perilous story of an initiation long gone mad.

Crashing Augusta is an pleasing number of 5 unique Playboy tales by means of bestselling writer and nationally identified journalist Jonathan Littman. There’s whatever for each activities fan, with stories of golfing, soccer, baseball, and tune and box. Tiger, Woods, the sprinter Michael Johnson and Barry Bonds are only the various athletes featured in those pages. of the 5 tales are award successful: Mr. Littman is a 2010 winner of the Chicago Headline club’s Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary journalism and a 2009 winner of the hot York Press membership for most sensible activities writing.

The e-book is rare in how commonly it covers American expert activities from clean views. The tales are either topical and written within the lengthy narrative sort made mythical by means of Playboy. Mr. Littman traveled broadly on project to document and write those precise lifestyles stories: to Augusta Georgia, domestic of the Masters match, North Carolina, Jacksonville Florida, Detroit, la, and Waco Texas. within the culture of the overdue George Plimpton and Hunter Thompson the writer dove in headfirst. Mr. Littman ran besides the quickest women and men on the earth, and spent every week with price ticket hustlers on the large Bowl, wearing a bag with 1 / 4 million in money and tickets.

"Crashing Augusta is a exhibit for Jonathan Littman's skills. that allows you to comprehend the reality approximately every little thing from steroids in activities to hazing rites that flip lethal and the famed Masters golfing event, Littman deals it within the so much enjoyable and emotionally compelling shape you could find." —Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and bestselling writer of fine Boss, undesirable Boss.

"Jonathan Littman combines blunt-nosed reporting with an empathy for his matters to create uncommonly intimate photos of a few of sport's such a lot fascinating worlds, from a behind the scenes stopover at to golf's Masters to the hustlers who rule the great Bowl."

—Michael Walker, writer of the nationwide bestseller Laurel Canyon: the interior tale of Rock and Roll's mythical Neighborhood.

Groundbreaking books, articles and investigative sequence on various topics were the hallmark of Mr. Littman’s occupation. His within reporting at the BALCO steroids research and Barry Bonds in Playboy and for Yahoo! activities debunked the nationwide press, printed the issues within the government’s anti-steroids crusade and resulted in appearances on ESPN, Fox and nationwide radio.

Mr. Littman’s 9 books contain the gorgeous video game, the Cinderella tale of a girl’s football staff, and The Fugitive video game, the story of the FBI’s so much sought after hacker. His books have earned him profiles within the New Yorker, Time and Newsweek. he's the co-author of The paintings of Innovation and the 10 Faces of Innovation, bestsellers in regards to the mythical layout process company IDEO that experience mixed foreign revenues of part one million copies. He has additionally made greater than 100 appearances on tv and radio on such nationwide indicates as All issues thought of, clean Air, speak of the kingdom, CNN, Fox, ESPN and CNBC.

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