The Franchise Babe

The Franchise Babe

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Jack Brannon, a golf writer in his forties who has been bunkered more than once in the marriage game, covers the sport for a big-time magazine. Bored with the PGA, he decides to check out the Lolitas, on the LPGA Tour. Jack chooses as a magazine subject Ginger Clayton, a fiery eighteen-year old whose killer looks and killer game make her the kind of star who can take the LPGA to the next level. She is, indeed, The Franchise Babe, and everyone wants a part of her, but someone, it seems, is trying to knock Ginger out of the competition-permanently. Filled with dead-on take downs of sports moms, adventurous promoters, suck-up corporate sponsors, double-dealing sports agents, and just enough menace to make golf dangerous, Dan Jenkins latest tale of hijinks on the links is not to be missed."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 2241 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Anchor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0767925289
  • 9780767925280
  • 1,403,764

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A satirical round of intrigue, sex and golf for those who like to discuss their reading at the 19th hole. USA Today A raucous romp of a novel . . . that skewers the game's lunacies and lunatics with dead-solid perfection. Sports Illustrated"The best sportswriter in America." Larry King Dan Jenkins is the nearest thing to Ring Lardner this generation has ever seen. No one has captured the essential lunacy of the twentieth-century sports (and TV) scene as accurately and hilariously. Los Angeles Times Jenkins is hilarious, providing more laughs per page than any other writer in the bidness . People Dan Jenkins is a comic genius Don Imus His writing and his ear recall there is no higher compliment Ring Lardner, though in different times and different Americas David Halberstam, New York Times Book Review "
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About MR Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins is the author of eighteen novels and nonfiction books including Semi-Tough, Dead Solid Perfect, Baja Oklahoma, Life Its Ownself, Rude Behavior, Fairways and Greens, and most recently, Slim and None. Jenkins was an award-winning writer for Sports Illustrated for more than 20 years, and currently writes an enduringly popular column for Golf Digest. After a semi-lifetime in New York City, he now lives full-time in his native Fort Worth, Texas.
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130 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 17% (22)
4 32% (42)
3 42% (55)
2 8% (10)
1 1% (1)
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