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Alice Cooper: Golf Monster

Alice Cooper: Golf Monster

ISBN: 9781845133580
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Publication Date: 2008-09-25
Number of pages: 280

Alice Cooper has not formally written his autobiography. But nothing could come closer than this book which, in telling the story of how one of the wild men of rock has ended up a demon, driven golfer, has to tell the story of his whole life. No surprise, then, that the hardback publication of Golf Monster was greeted with queues all round the shop at his London signing at Borders, and that the book quickly went into three printings and racked up sales of over 9000 copies. This is a celebrity autobiography which, like Slash’s surprise Christmas bestseller, has a real story to tell. This is the story of how Cooper became one of the biggest rock stars on the planet with hits like “School’s Out” and “Elected”, nearly lost it all to drink, and turned things around by finding a healthy obsession – golf – to replace the unhealthy addiction to alcohol. Cooper is still a major live act (toured last autumn with Motorhead), but also one of the best celebrity golfers. He’s also a highly intelligent and urbanely witty man (as his regular chat show appearances and Planet Rock radio show testify) who writes as well as he speaks.

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