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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lorne Rubenstein Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781470340049
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Moe Norman has been called “The Mysterious Genius of Golf.” His swing, his mannerisms, and his lifestyle were unusual to say the least: Moe played very quickly, never took a practice swing, often repeated phrases when talking, and lived in motel rooms most of this life.

Moe, who died in 2004 at age seventy-five, suffered from crippling insecurity and introversion, which kept him from succeeding at the highest levels of play. Yet Tiger Woods has said that only Moe and Ben Hogan actually “owned” their swings, and Moe described himself as “the happiest guy on two feet.” In Moe and Me, Lorne Rubenstein, a sports journalist who knew Moe for forty years, examines Moe Norman’s unique swing, his character, and how he lived his life well, despite being limited in significant ways. Rubenstein also offers his views on what made Moe special and what this most sensitive and peculiar man meant to him and to others.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In Moe & Me, Lorne Rubenstein gracefully interweaves his personal golfing journey with the life and playing career of Moe Norman. ”

    Toronto National Post

  • “In the hands of veteran Canadian golf scribe Lorne Rubenstein, Norman’s life comes to the fore with respect and admiration.”


  • “Lorne spent a lot of time with Moe, and there’s no better person to share his uniqueness. Golfers will enjoy reading about Moe and the people and game he influenced.”

    Mike Weir, 2003 Masters champion

  • “Lorne Rubenstein depicts Moe Norman compassionately, from his quirky personality to his unusual swing. I count myself fortunate that I saw Moe with my own eyes, and that now, through Lorne’s sensitive portrait, I can see him again.”

    Ben Crenshaw, 1984 and 1995 Masters champion

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Panke | 11/9/2013

    " I've heard a lot about Moe Norman but never knew what made Moe Moe. This Lorne Rubenstein's book helped provide me some insight into the man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary Mendelblatt | 10/21/2013

    " Repetitive....too long...not enough interesting stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Harkness | 10/8/2013

    " Enjoyable, informative & an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mae | 10/1/2013

    " Enjoyed this book - very easy read and totally out of my usual choices. Liked the writing style and enjoyed learning more about a very unusual man. Sensitive and thoughtful portrayal of this Canadian gold legend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 9/13/2013

    " he was unique as one can get....... "

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About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audiobooks spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations.