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Arnold Palmer A Life Well Played: My Stories

Last updated: June 23, 2019


Although one of the world's most respected golf legends is no longer with us, Arnold Palmer's "A Life Well Played: My Stories" is his parting gift to readers. You'll get plenty of anecdotes from the golfer, with the stories appealing to all types of readers. This isn't an autobiography, but instead is a series of tales from a fascinating man.

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In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Arnold Palmer A Life Well Played: My Stories placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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A wonderful compilation that reflects who he was as a person, as a golfer, and as someone who believed in giving back. He was a champion at each turn, and it was an honor not just knowing him and competing against him for nearly 60 years, but also being his friend.” ―Jack Nicklaus, from the foreword This book is Palmer’s parting gift to the world — a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon. In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. This book is for Arnie’s Army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book; Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success, while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, “Arnie” was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself in your career, life, and relationships. Perfect for men and women of all ages, his final book offers advice and guidance, sharing personal stories of his career on the course, success in business, and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Palmer is one of the greatest players in the history of professional golf, and his latest book offers a range of insights into his long career some of the “important things I learned along the way.”
A heartfelt, sincere, mini–self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class.
I never had the chance to meet Mr. Palmer, but after reading this book, I feel as though I did.

What reviewers didn't like

Readers looking for more insight into Palmer would be better served by his earlier 2000 autobiography, A Golfer’s Life. Agent: Jay Mandel, WME. (Oct.)
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