Arnie (2nd Edition): Inside the Legend
"...by far the most valuable book ever written on Palmer." —John Markon, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Arnie: Inside the Legend is the most definitive and personal answer ever written to the question, "What is Arnold Palmer really like?" Unlike other books on Palmer, it does not focus on his golf game. Instead, it views him as a man—his relationships with his friends, golfing colleagues, business partners, and family.
The result is a portrait of a Palmer whose fans—"Arnie's Army"—adore him, including, for instance, a woman hit on the shoulder by an errant drive in 1988. When Arnie arrived at the scene, she pointed to her shoulder and gushed, "This is such an honor to be hit by you. This is the greatest day of my life!" Arnie gave her a gallant kiss on the cheek, then gave her the ball as a souvenir. Respect and affection flow back and forth between Palmer and his fans in a way unprecedented in modern sports.
Also included in Arnie: Inside the Legend are stories of how Palmer handles success and failure off the golf course and of his longstanding rivalry with Jack Nicklaus. Arnie: Inside the Legend is the next best thing to a long conversation with Palmer about his life and career, hopes and dreams.