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A Life Well Played: My Stories (Commemorative Edition)

The commemorative edition of the instant New York Times bestseller–now with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus!

“A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back. He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him and competing against him for nearly 60 years, but also being his friend.” ―Jack Nicklaus, from the foreword

This book is Palmer’s parting gift to the world — a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon.

In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. This book is for Arnie’s Army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book; Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success, while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, “Arnie” was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself in your career, life, and relationships. Perfect for men and women of all ages, his final book offers advice and guidance, sharing personal stories of his career on the course, success in business, and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life.

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Anonymous says:

A Friendly Chat with Mr. Palmer The sad part about this review is that Mr. Palmer won’t be able to read it. This book was on my “wish list” before he died and it was released a couple of weeks early after he did. There is only one book to read about Mr.Palmer and A Life Well Played is that book. The chapters are short and many topics are covered. The reader feels as if he’s actually having an Arnold Palmer while Mr.Palmer shares his take on a variety of subjects. There is no gossip here, nothing controversial –…

Anonymous says:

A member of Arnie’s Army

Anonymous says:

Great last book by Arnie Fans of Arnie, of golf or of sports in general should love this book. Mixed in with the stories are lessons he learned and values he held to over the course of a remarkable life. The wisdom is old fashioned, the love of people is obvious and the humility is endearing. There’s just a genuineness about the man that comes through in the book.I’d especially recommend this book for young people who are sports fans. The chapters are usually 3 to 6 pages in length and cover a stand-alone…

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