Shark: The Biography of Greg Norman

By Lauren St. John
Read by Ian Esmo

10.98 Hours 10/01/1999 unabridged
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Greg Norman is golf’s most complex and controversial celebrity and perhaps its most gifted and charismatic player. He reigned as the world’s number-one-ranked golfer for most of a decade and began 1998 as the PGA Tour’s career-earnings leader with almost $12 million. As ruthless in the boardroom as he is on the golf course, the Shark turned a $2 million stake in Cobra Golf into a payoff of more than $40 million. Three parts Crocodile Dundee, two parts Jack Nicklaus, and one part Don Quixote, the jet-setting Shark is larger than life. Yet Norman is also the sport’s most notorious victim of cruel calamity and inexplicable defeats. This riveting biography by acclaimed journalist Lauren St. John examines Norman’s conquests as well as his failures and his relationships with his father, his agents, and fellow golfers. Shark: The Biography of Greg Norman is the first ever published to include original and extensive comments from Norman himself. The author's unparalleled access to Norman's peers, family, and friends rounds out this fascinating account of one of golf's all-time great enigmas.

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Summary

Summary

Greg Norman is golf’s most complex and controversial celebrity and perhaps its most gifted and charismatic player. He reigned as the world’s number-one-ranked golfer for most of a decade and began 1998 as the PGA Tour’s career-earnings leader with almost $12 million. As ruthless in the boardroom as he is on the golf course, the Shark turned a $2 million stake in Cobra Golf into a payoff of more than $40 million. Three parts Crocodile Dundee, two parts Jack Nicklaus, and one part Don Quixote, the jet-setting Shark is larger than life. Yet Norman is also the sport’s most notorious victim of cruel calamity and inexplicable defeats. This riveting biography by acclaimed journalist Lauren St. John examines Norman’s conquests as well as his failures and his relationships with his father, his agents, and fellow golfers.

Shark: The Biography of Greg Norman is the first ever published to include original and extensive comments from Norman himself. The author's unparalleled access to Norman's peers, family, and friends rounds out this fascinating account of one of golf's all-time great enigmas.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“St. John gives readers an even-handed portrait.” Publishers Weekly
“St. John, the golf correspondent for the London Sunday Times, works hard to get a grip on Norman’s charismatic personality and how his inability to check that personality defines his game.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author Bio: Lauren St. John

Lauren St. John was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe (formerly Gatooma, Rhodesia) in December 1966. After studying journalism in Africa, she moved to London, where she was for many years golf correspondent to The Sunday Times. She has written several books on sports, and is the author of Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle and the award-winning African Adventures series for children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 10.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English