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As I’ve mentioned many times, I’m a slow reader. I read 2-3 books per year. I just finished Greg Norman’s book and I’ll have a review on the way. I received Norman’s book as a Christmas present back in 2006. So that one took me 13 months to get done!

I receive golf books submitted by authors all the time. Right now I’d say I have 15-20 books in a pile which will take me 6-7 years at the pace I read.

I get requests from people for me to read “eBooks” or PDF golf books often as well. Spending hours reading in front of a CRT is even more difficult for me and kills my eyes. I don’t really consider a “book” to be a “real” book unless it is… well, in print.

A guy (who will remain nameless) recently emailed me and asked for me to read his eBook. I told him I don’t read eBooks. His reply to me was classic:

“Here’s the best golf putting book in history for free being offered to you. If you don’t want to look at it as a golfer, that would not appear very smart — just sort of egotistical.”

So I guess I’m dumb and egotistical. Tell me something I didn’t know. After that comment I’d surely have difficulty staying unbiased about this book should I do a review on it anyway. And if said book was the “best golf putting book in history,” I would wonder why it isn’t available in any printed form? I’m just sayin’…

4 responses to “I’m so arrogant and dumb that I turned down the best putting book in history!”

  1. Cal says:

    Looks like you need a ghost reader…

  2. Miranda says:

    It’s not in any printed form because he probably insulted every publisher out there. I get emails from people asking me to read their books. I’m a big reader and I usually don’t take them up on it. If it’s a printed book, then I don’t want to give out my address, and if it’s an E-book, then my dial up connection makes it pretty hard to get it. Plus, I really don’t like reading a computer monitor. I’d have to print out the E-book and I’m not buying paper to print out a book that’s supposed to be free.

  3. Ummm, wonder if he’d send it to me ?

    I need help with my putting.

    I like new drivers, too. And putters.

    And blade irons…

    😉

  4. Miranda I can’t believe you are still on a dial up! You must be the only person I know that still is. What gives?

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