Payne Stewart: The Authorized Biography
|Rating||:||4.96 (784 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author known for getting "more heart on paper than any other cowriter in America" in books with 9/11 United Flight 93 widow Lisa Beamer (Let's Roll!), financial expert Dave Ramsey, action hero Chuck Norris, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and others.
In June of 1999, he enjoyed the signature triumph of his career and solidified himself as one of the exemplary personalities in his profession with a victory at the U.S. When his life came to a sudden and tragic end on October 25, 1999, Payne Stewart was at the top of his game on every level. Ryder Cup team. Those closest to Stewart said his family and faith were what mattered most to him. At his funeral, his wife Tracey described him as a devoted husband and father and a devout Christian. Open and a place on the coveted winning U.S. However satisfying his professional accomplishments were, it was his personal triumphs that made him stand out. She said, “After 18 years of marriage, he was still the most beautiful man I had ever seen, because of what he was on the inside.” The only authorized biography of Payne Stewart, this book was a 'New York Times' bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks.
"No words" according to Lisa Christy. What a man, what a lifewhat a tragedy. I remember a lot of those eventssuch a loss to sports and golf. "Great BookGreat Golfer" according to AlanH. Wow, what can I say? I've just finished this book and it is wonderful. It is truly amazing how Tracy was able to put together a collection of such wonderful times and memories less than a year following his tragic death. A MUST read for any Payne Stewart fan.. "Really great story" according to B. Mason. This book held my attention on every page. I really appreciate that the author took the time and trouble to give us a window into the life of her husband, soul mate and world class golfer.
Despite his deep family and religious convictions--when he played, he wore a bracelet with initials that stood for "What Would Jesus Do?"--he was certainly no saint; his early reputation as a hell-raiser was matched by a palpable whiff of arrogance later on. But too few other moments bring anything approaching that candid closeness. So are the various scriptures and devotionals Stewart relied on, the joys he felt in coaching his son's soccer team, his wrenching loss at the '98 Open, and the tears of relief he shed when he won at Pebble Beach--and, of course, Pinehurst--a year later. Which is too bad, because the sartorially splendid golfer was more in