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The colorful, sentimental, funny, affectionate, cantankerous memoir by the most colorful, funniest, most cantankerous—and probably the most revered—sportswriter of the last fifty years

Dan Jenkins is accepted as one of the greatest golf writers of all time, a man who wrote beloved bestselling novels and abused more corporate expense accounts than anyone who ever lived. This memoir is a touching, laugh-out-loud tribute to the romanticism of old-time sportswriting—and the glory days of sports. As Dan says at the beginning of his story, “Sometimes, I envy my own childhood.” A lot of us can say that about Dan’s entire life. He grew up in the Great Depression, but he doesn’t ever seem to have been depressed. He was too busy having fun and enjoying life. In His Ownself, we now get to share in the fun. Dan takes us back to his youth in Texas and his eccentric, wealthy mother, with whom he never lived—he lived with his grandparents while his mother flitted in and out of his life—and his sports-fan father, whom he barely knew. We see Dan’s growth as a sportswriter—from his high school paper through to his first job at the Fort Worth Press—and we understand what it was like to be a sports fan in Texas (it basically meant understanding a lot about passion, religion, heroes, and drinking).

This book is Dan Jenkins remembering, spewing, and mouthing off about everything under the sun—politics, hypocrites, political correctness, the past, the present, Hollywood, money, athletes—and, of course, writing the way very few sportswriters have ever been able to write.

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