Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, authors of the New York Times bestseller, The System, is “a searing biography of golf’s most blazing talent,” according to Golf Magazine. Join us for an author talk with Jeff Benedict.
“Meticulously reported, scrupulously fair, endlessly interesting, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian’s Tiger Woods reveals the human being long-hidden behind the golf genius. The story of Tiger’s passage from driven prodigy, to lonely hero, to disgraced celebrity is compelling, and often poignant, from first page to last.” —Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress
Until now, there has never been a 360-degree comprehensive account of Tiger’s life, one that closely examines his roots and the vital role his parents played in his epic rise, fall, and return. Benedict and Keteyian set out to deliver something fresh and revealing, a complete human portrait of a true, albeit reluctant, American idol. Tiger Woods is that portrait.Over a three-year period, Benedict and Keteyian conducted more than four hundred interviews with over 250 people from every corner of Tiger’s life, including scores of people who have never previously been interviewed. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’ singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominating his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Tiger Woods provides the answers in this extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend–and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.
About the authors
Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestselling author, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. He has also written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on 60 Minutes, 20/20, 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, the NFL Network, HBO Real Sports, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. He has written fifteen books, including the New York Times bestselling autobiography of Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. He lives with his wife and four children in Connecticut.
Armen Keteyian is a CBS News correspondent based in New York and a longtime contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. An eleven-time Emmy Award winner, he is widely regarded as one of the finest investigative journalists in the country. A former writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated, he is also the author or coauthor of ten previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Raw Recruits and The System. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives with his wife, Dede, in Fairfield, Connecticut, and San Clemente, California.