Bob Hope's Confessions of a Hooker: My Lifelong Love Affair with Golf by Bob Hope as told to Dwayne Netland 1985 Doubleday & Company Inc

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The moment you open "Bob Hope's My Lifelong Love Affair with Golf," you're not just reading—you're sharing a golf cart with the legendary comedian himself. Published in 1985 by Doubleday & Company Inc., this hardcover volume is a delightful journey through Bob Hope's passion for golf, filled with humor, anecdotes, and a touch of nostalgia.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like the leather grip of a vintage driver—sturdy, comfortable, and designed for enjoyment. It's a tactile promise of countless rounds of laughter and insight.

As you turn the pages, you can almost hear Bob Hope's iconic laugh, feel the camaraderie of a friendly game, and see the lush greens of Hollywood's most exclusive courses. Forward by President Gerald R. Ford. The book is a compilation of Hope's experiences, jokes, and love for the game, all told with his signature wit.

Bob Hope, with the assistance of Dwayne Netland, offers more than just a book; he offers a front-row seat to his life on and off the green. In the mid-'80s, a time of cultural shifts and technological advancements, Hope's love for golf remained a constant.

This book is a gathering of stories and experiences, not just from Hope but from the many celebrities and golf legends he played with. It's a collective snapshot of golf culture during the 20th century.

Whether you're a fan of comedy, a golf enthusiast, or a collector of vintage books, this tome is a hole-in-one. It's the perfect companion for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a night of reminiscing.

The layout, the typeface, and even the texture of the pages transport you back to 1985. Each element is a sensory journey, a tactile connection to a bygone era.


  • Title: Bob Hope's My Lifelong Love Affair with Golf
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company Inc.
  • ISBN Number: 0-385-17742-X
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 230
  • Dimensions: 10x8x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the dust jacket as shown in the photos.

A Final Word:

This book is more than a memoir; it's an intimate round of golf with a comedy legend. From the tactile hardcover to the humor-filled pages, every aspect of this book is a curated experience. It's not just a part of history; it becomes a part of your personal library the moment you open it.


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