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4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Cooper, Kenneth Zimmerman, Keith Zimmerman Narrator: Alice Cooper Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9780739344156
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The man who invented shock rock tells the amazing and, yeah, shocking story of how he slayed his thirsty demons–with a golf club. It started one day when Cooper was watching a Star Trek rerun between concerts, bored and drunk on a quart-of-whiskey-a-day habit; a friend dragged the rocker out of his room and suggested a round of golf. Cooper has been a self-confessed golf addict ever since. 
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is Cooper’s tell-all memoir; in it he talks candidly about his entire life and career, as well as his struggles with alcohol, how he fell in love with the game of golf, how he dried out at a sanitarium back in the late ’70s, and how he put the last nails in his addiction’s coffin by getting up daily at 7 a.m. to play 36 holes.
This is the story of Cooper’s life, and also a story about golf. He rose from hacker to scratch golfer to serious Pro Am competitor and on to his status today as one of the best celebrity golfers around–all while rising through the rock ’n’ roll ranks releasing platinum albums and selling out arenas with his legendary act.
Alice Cooper, Golf Monster is an unlikely and captivating tale full of wretched excess, life-saving redemption, ghoulish eye makeup, power chords, and five irons to the center of the green.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Alice writes like he golfs: straight and right down the middle. Like a lot of us golf addicts, he's spent his fair share of his life getting out of the rough and back onto the green. If you're like me and only read like a book a year (OK, like every decade), this should be the one.”
  • —John Daly
  • What a blast from the past, and such insight to the future! Alice Cooper, Golf Monster shares Alice's personal life mission, interwoven with great stories and characters from the 60's through the present in Rock and Roll. Not to mention some wonderful golf tips and experiences, humorously presented. Thank you Alice, for a nice ride! Michael Douglas, actor and creator of the Michael Douglas & Friends Charity Golf Tournament
  • Few things are more surreal than playing golf with a guy named Alice. But by the time you reach the second tee, you realize that No More Mr. Nice Guy is one of the wittiest and engaging playing partners you've ever had. Plus, the guy can play! For those who aren't likely to experience the pleasure of a quiet, leisurely round with the man who spends his nights singing "School's been blown to pieces," this book provides the next best thing. Steve Eubanks, author of Golf Freek
  • Debauchery, demons and divots! This is the only book I've ever read that should come in 3-D; the crazy stories come right at you from Sinatra to KISS to the Moscow Golf Club. Gary McCord, author of Golf for Dummies

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Wilson | 2/11/2014

    " Alice is the greatest rock and roller in the world "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/6/2014

    " For me this was a fun read in the spirit of the VH1 True Hollywood Story. I have always been fascinated by the "rock star" lifestyle of sex, drugs and general excess of everything. Also, I want to take up golf one day so the golf chapters held my attention. This is not great literature but for me it was fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarrad Bock | 2/4/2014

    " Probably the worst thing about this book is its size, its way too short! He has a great history throughout the past 30 years and the names he drops of who he has had dealings with is staggering. A sequel please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Beste | 1/16/2014

    " I learned that you can abuse your body with drugs and alcohol, and still play golf when your old...Party on.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 1/10/2014

    " Alice Cooper, rock's original "monster", creates an interesting book combining rock and roll with golf. He suggests that it was golf that saved is life and has helped keep him overcome his alcoholism. Having grown up during the time that Alice hit his career high point, it was fun to read about the connections that he had throughout his career. Viewed as a monster he really is a fairly normal guy behind the scenes. I was never a big fan of his music yet found this book to be worth the read. It is a book for people who are familiar with his career and who have an interest in addictions though you will find the book lacking in several ways as the addiction content is limited. Alice more than makes up for it with interesting, rarely heard stories of the behind the scenes experiences that he had. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 1/9/2014

    " This is a great book for any Alice Cooper fan, no matter if you like golf or not. It is an easy read and a quick review of his life. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that he uses a chapter and a half to shill for a golf club manufacturer that employs him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan Woods | 1/2/2014

    " Great book, good for both music fans and golf fans "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/2/2013

    " This was a terrific book! Quick to read, interesting and well written. Always a fan of his music, now I'd love to meet Alice more than ever!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorrie | 11/28/2013

    " so cleverly written it surprised me. It was better than I thought it would be. I love how he draws the line from golf rules to life rules and how smooth the transition was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/27/2013

    " An amazing read! I have been a fan of "Coop" since I saw him on The Muppet Show in 1978. He never disappoints! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 11/13/2013

    " Amusing Alice autobiography that explains a lot about his rise and fall (and rise and fall). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/1/2013

    " I enjoyed the parts about his life and rock and roll but forgot he was a total golf addict ! Too much golf technique in it for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennyann | 7/4/2013

    " Entertaining!!! And I guess the fourth star gets there only because I play golf and listen heavy metal :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 11/19/2012

    " This book had me laughing at parts then crying, a highly recommended one from me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Valdivia | 7/17/2012

    " meh. his first book is 1000 times better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fox | 4/26/2012

    " This book was a very easily accessible book, and surprisingly entertaining. It's written in a fun way and many nods are given to entertaining anecdotes interspersed with tips on how to improve your golf game. All in all, quite an amusing read, if a very quick one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sinmara | 11/6/2011

    " If you like Alice Cooper, don't read it. You'll be disappointed. He is warbling on about golf, which is boring enough, but there is just not enough juice and Rock'n'Roll in his autobiography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 10/4/2011

    " Lots of Alice history and golf advice. Really good read for Alice fans, golf enthusiasts might enjoy also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 10/3/2011

    " Im not into Golf, but a great read. It's like a who's who of mid to late twentieth century musicians and artists. If you like his radio show as I do (i've spent many nights listening to him) must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 6/24/2011

    " Having seen Alice in concert the first time because literally my mother made me back in the 80's and the more than two dozen times since the book provided a fan a look into his trouble years, beliefs and golf game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 6/13/2011

    " Alice Cooper is very entertaining as a musician and a story teller... This is a good read for any fan... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 6/9/2011

    " A hilarious and entertaining memoir, I enjoyed this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lew | 12/19/2010

    " Very enjoyable biography mixing Alice's thoughts on his career as a rocker and also playing golf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/18/2010

    " An amazing read! I have been a fan of "Coop" since I saw him on The Muppet Show in 1978. He never disappoints! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 9/27/2010

    " Im not into Golf, but a great read. It's like a who's who of mid to late twentieth century musicians and artists. If you like his radio show as I do (i've spent many nights listening to him) must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/20/2010

    " i enjoyed this book. Growing up with alice cooper and hearing all the stories of biting heads off chickens and finding out it wasn't true.

    It wasn't the best book i read but not the worst either "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 6/11/2009

    " This book had me laughing at parts then crying, a highly recommended one from me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alesia | 5/15/2009

    " A must read for rock fans as well as golf enthusiasts! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin "El Liso Grande" | 12/20/2008

    " a fun sports book and a diff look at alice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 11/26/2008

    " As if it is a surprise that I actually read this. I am not a fan of golf but I am a fan of Alice Cooper.

    There is a lot about golf in this book but mostly it is about Alice Cooper and how and why he got into the game. It's interesting and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fox | 11/10/2008

    " This book was a very easily accessible book, and surprisingly entertaining. It's written in a fun way and many nods are given to entertaining anecdotes interspersed with tips on how to improve your golf game. All in all, quite an amusing read, if a very quick one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 7/19/2008

    " Great book, good for both music fans and golf fans "

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