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Swinging from my heels: confessions of an LPGA star

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Christina Kim is the brashest, bawdiest, funniest player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Golf fans know her for her colorful wardrobe, even more colorful on-course antics, and an explosive game. But in this rollicking account of the 2009 season, Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course, and revealing the glory and heartbreak of life on the tour.

Once known as a prodigy who shot a 62 in her first LPGA event some six years ago, Kim has newly rededicated herself to realizing her potential, and she takes readers between the ropes for all the action, including her nail-biting near misses at two major championships. She also goes inside the team room at the Solheim Cup, revealing the hijinks and late-night gab sessions that bonded the victorious U.S. team. Along the way we get intimate portraits of her close friends on tour, including tour leaders such as Michelle Wie, Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, and Natalie Gulbis.

In this courageous telling, no topic is out-of-bounds, as Kim dishes about the LPGA's sexual mores, the culture clash of an American-based tour increasingly dominated by Koreans, the tumultuous economic forces squeezing the players, and her own battles with body image and her traditional upbringing. Winsome and good-natured, but never afraid of a laugh line or choice profanity, Christina Kim provides a must-read for anyone who loves golf or has wondered about the inner self of a professional athlete.

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New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
1st U.S. ed.
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x, 228 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
9781608190881, 1608190889
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kim, C., & Shipnuck, A. (2010). Swinging from my heels: confessions of an LPGA star. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kim, Christina and Alan Shipnuck. 2010. Swinging From My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kim, Christina and Alan Shipnuck, Swinging From My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star. New York: Bloomsbury, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kim, Christina., and Alan Shipnuck. Swinging From My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Bloomsbury, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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