David Feherty's latest book, The Power of Positive Idiocy, provides more wild words from golf's loudest wacko
As a TV color man for CBS, David Feherty is funny and relentless in his pursuit of making golf entertaining, not the five-hour death march it has turned into on the PGA Tour. He brings the same wit and enthusiasm to his writing.
His writing reminds me of a car wreck … I know I’m not supposed to look, and I might not like what I see, but I can’t look away. There are times when his one-liners bust out an honest-to-goodness belly laugh. Other times, it’s just too over the top. I guess I can only take so many fart jokes.
And in trying to review Feherty’s latest book, “The Power of Positive Idiocy: A Collection of Rants and Raves,” I’m left with the same feeling. Most of it I love. At times it’s too much shenanigans for me, but that’s OK. Better than boring, right?
Feherty’s a talented writer and storyteller and a genuine figure in a game full of stiffs. He’s just from a different planet than most of us. If you’re a fan, you’ll love the book. The press release says the book is “often sick, bordering on perverse and totally irresistible, is sure to put a smile on the grouchiest guy’s face.”
I agree on all accounts. It will bring about a cracked smile, even on your worst of days. The book, released in April by DoubleDay, includes an original essay, pieces reprinted from Golf Magazine, readers’ letters and answers to questions from his fans. It retails for $26.95.
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