For April 29th, 2007
By Jill Marie Mason
This week’s library picks are for dudes, dads, and anyone else who likes NASCAR and golf (let’s not leave out the dudettes.) Anyway, its time to dust off those clubs and hit the green. If that’s a little too slow for your taste, get out the binoculars and head to the track, or turn on your TV and watch some NASCAR (whaaa???, couching it or sitting in the stands takes less energy than golfing.)
Learn about the raucous roots of racing in Neal Thompson’s Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR. This peek into the past of America’s second most popular sport is recommended for all racing fans. Speaking of fans, do you think you are NASCAR’s number one fan? If not, is this something you are striving for? Check out David Poole’s NASCAR Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan! This upcoming book is sure to fly off the shelves. Reserve a copy today!
Now that you’ve done some reading, do some laughing. Watch Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby starring Will Ferrell. If you liked Anchorman you’re sure to like this NASCAR comedy. My favorite character is Karen. Shake ‘N Bake!
If you golf is your game, learn some tips from legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper in his book Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: My Twelve Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict. Not exactly what you had in mind? Try listening to The Pro: Lessons from My Father about Golf and Life by Claude Harmon. Pop this audiobook into your walkman and get your swing on.
Get home too late to go golfing? Watch Disney’s The Greatest Game Ever Played. This inspirational slice of golf history stars Shia LaBeouf and is directed by Bill Paxton.
Whatever your need for speed, run or walk to the library to check out these titles and more!