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By Jonathan Littman

CRASHING AUGUSTA is a wild trip past the ropes activities. stroll the undulating hills of Augusta nationwide, domestic of the Masters and research why it can be the planet’s maximum golfing event. Hurl your self right into a tremendous Bowl week with price ticket hustlers who probability lifestyles and limb to make or lose a fortune playing at the tremendous price tag. discover our nationwide obsession with steroids, and run with the World’s quickest guy. Rites of manhood are something yet a video game, as you’ll notice in a dangerous story of an initiation long past mad.

Crashing Augusta is an enjoyable number of 5 unique Playboy tales by means of bestselling writer and nationally identified journalist Jonathan Littman. There’s whatever for each activities fan, with stories of golfing, soccer, baseball, and tune and box. Tiger, Woods, the sprinter Michael Johnson and Barry Bonds are only many of the athletes featured in those pages. of the 5 tales are award successful: Mr. Littman is a 2010 winner of the Chicago Headline club’s Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary journalism and a 2009 winner of the recent York Press membership for most sensible activities writing.

The publication is rare in how commonly it covers American specialist activities from clean views. The tales are either topical and written within the lengthy narrative variety made mythical through Playboy. Mr. Littman traveled largely on task to file and write those real existence stories: to Augusta Georgia, domestic of the Masters match, North Carolina, Jacksonville Florida, Detroit, la, and Waco Texas. within the culture of the overdue George Plimpton and Hunter Thompson the writer dove in headfirst. Mr. Littman ran besides the quickest women and men on the planet, and spent per week with price tag hustlers on the large Bowl, sporting a bag with 1 / 4 million in money and tickets.

"Crashing Augusta is a show off for Jonathan Littman's skills. that will understand the reality approximately every thing from steroids in activities to hazing rites that flip lethal and the famed Masters golfing event, Littman deals it within the so much wonderful and emotionally compelling shape you could find." —Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and bestselling writer of excellent Boss, undesirable Boss.

"Jonathan Littman combines blunt-nosed reporting with an empathy for his matters to create uncommonly intimate pics of a few of sport's such a lot exciting worlds, from a behind the curtain stopover at to golf's Masters to the hustlers who rule the great Bowl."

—Michael Walker, writer of the nationwide bestseller Laurel Canyon: the interior tale of Rock and Roll's mythical Neighborhood.

Groundbreaking books, articles and investigative sequence on different matters were the hallmark of Mr. Littman’s occupation. His inside of reporting at the BALCO steroids research and Barry Bonds in Playboy and for Yahoo! activities debunked the nationwide press, published the failings within the government’s anti-steroids crusade and ended in appearances on ESPN, Fox and nationwide radio.

Mr. Littman’s 9 books comprise the attractive video game, the Cinderella tale of a girl’s football crew, and The Fugitive online game, the story of the FBI’s such a lot sought after hacker. His books have earned him profiles within the New Yorker, Time and Newsweek. he's the co-author of The artwork of Innovation and the 10 Faces of Innovation, bestsellers concerning the mythical layout approach enterprise IDEO that experience mixed foreign revenues of part 1000000 copies. He has additionally made greater than 100 appearances on tv and radio on such nationwide exhibits as All issues thought of, clean Air, speak of the kingdom, CNN, Fox, ESPN and CNBC.

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