Moe & Me by Lorne Rubenstein
Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf's Mysterious Genius

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For years there has been talk of a Hollywood movie about Moe. Personally, I can’t wait. Until then, Moe & Me is a satisfying addition to the lore on Canada’s golfing genius.
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Spotlighting Moe Norman, a golfer admired by Tiger Woods himself, this memoir by a sportswriter who knew Moe Norman for 40 years details Moe's unique and controversial life. The record investigates how, despite winning almost every title in Canada and having his name celebrated in golf circles around the globe, Norman failed to make a mark in the wider world of golf yet still referred to himself as “the happiest guy on two feet.” His uncommon swing, mannerisms, and lifestyle are explored, illustrating how he played very quickly, never took a practice swing, often repeated phrases when talking, and lived in motel rooms most of his life. Norman’s crippling insecurity and introversion are revealed, documenting how these conditions kept him from publicly succeeding at the highest levels of play. Penned by a sports journalist who knew the subject for 40 years, this study examines Moe Norman’s utterly exceptional technique, his character, how he lived his life well in spite of his significant handicaps, and what this most sensitive and peculiar man meant to those who knew him.
 

About Lorne Rubenstein

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Lorne Rubenstein is the golf columnist for the Globe and Mail and his work has been featured in Golf Digest, Golf World, Links, and Travel & Leisure Golf. He is the author of A Disorderly Compendium of Golf, A Season in Dornoch, and This Round's On Me. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame for journalism. He lives in Toronto.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by ECW Press. 200 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Steven Medley on Apr 06 2012

For years there has been talk of a Hollywood movie about Moe. Personally, I can’t wait. Until then, Moe & Me is a satisfying addition to the lore on Canada’s golfing genius.

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Reviewed by Steven Medley on Apr 06 2012

For years there has been talk of a Hollywood movie about Moe. Personally, I can’t wait. Until then, Moe & Me is a satisfying addition to the lore on Canada’s golfing genius.

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