Shortly before his freshman year of college was set to begin, seventeen-year-old Dylan Dethierahungry for an adventure beyond his small townadeferred his admission and, alike Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey before him, packed his used car and meager life savings and set off to see and write about Americaa (ABC News/ Yahoo). His goal: play a round of golf in each of the lower forty-eight states. From a gritty municipal course in Flint, Michigan, to rubbing elbows with Phil Mickelson at Quail Hollow, Dylan would spend a remarkable year exploring the astonishing variety of the nationas golf coursesaand its people. Over one year, thirty-five thousand miles, and countless nights alone in his dusty Subaru, Dylan showered at truck stops, slept with an ax under his seat, and lost his virginity, traveling awherever the road took him, with golf as a vehicle for understanding Americaa (The New York Times). The result is a book that awould be considered fine work by any writer, let alone one so younga (Maine Edge).Ford. T. he rain lifted in the days following my departure from Vegas. Still, I couldn a#39;t shake the sense of isolation. Over the course ... Still, I wanted the purity of golf, of human connection, of conversation to be the driving force behind my travels.
|Title||:||18 in America|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2013-05-21|