Books by James Dodson

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"There may well never be an American golfing trio to compare with Nelson, Snead and Hogan. Thanks to Dodson we now have a much better idea of why they were so vital to a sport that continues to simultaneously fascinate and vex millions of people across the country and the world."
Evoking a Golden Age of American golf. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"A humane, insightful memoir of elemental composure and meaning regained."
Dodson (Beautiful Madness: One Man's Journey Through Other People's Gardens, 2006, etc.) downsizes his working relationship to golf and upgrades the quality of his life when he returns to his North Carolina hometown. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The serendipities and pitfalls of foreign travel fuel Dodson's great loving embrace of fatherhood."
A happy-go-lucky noodle around the "backyard of Western civilization" with Dodson and fils. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Stupid happy raised to an art."
Golf buddies are a man's best friend, explains Dodson (Final Rounds, 1996, etc.)—who may set the standard for mawkish writing but also knows how to unfold a story—in this tribute to the sons of the game. Read full book review >
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Released: May 4, 1998

"Readers will likely suspect the fluidness of it all, particularly under the trying circumstances."
Life is unraveling on golf writer Dodson—his much-loved father has died (written about poignantly in Final Rounds, 1996), now his wife wants a divorce'so to blow a little clean air through his spiritual fuel lines, he heads west on a camping/fishing trip with his daughter. Read full book review >
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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"One cannot help but be moved by this alternately funny and sad, beautifully written elegy to a man and a game."
A journalist's touching memoir of his father's dying months, during which the two men reflected at length on life, death, and golf. Read full book review >