So Key Porter, my publisher for the upcoming Going for the Green book, sent out a cover mock-up, and a press release to media on Friday. The cover is still being tweaked, but what appears here is essentially the final version. The forward was written by Score Golf editor Bob Weeks.
The book will hit shelves at the end of April.
Here’s the release:
Going For The Green
On The Links With Canada’s Business And Political Elite
By Robert Thompson
$29.95, hardcover, 298 pages
April 30, 2008
What links business, politics, and power? Money? Patronage? No. The answer is golf, and no one knows this more than award-winning National Post columnist and bestselling author Robert Thompson.
Going for the Green: On the Links with Canadas Business and Political Elite chronicles the thoughts, successes, failures, and philosophies of Canadas top business and political leaders as they play a casual round of golf with Robert Thompson, one of Canadas best known business and sports writers. Removed from the confines of their plush offices and freed of their suits and ties, Canadas top business and political minds relax and offer insights into their lives and their work, proving that you can learn more from spending four hours on the golf course than a week in the boardroom.
Brad Pelletier (IMG)
Bruce Simmonds (ClubLink)
David McLean (CN)
Dee Parkinson-Marcoux (Sherritt)
Eugene Melnyk (Biovail, Ottawa Senators)
Gerry Barad (Live Nation)
JP Ouellet (RBC)
Jim Kinnear/Jim Balsillie (Pengrowth/RIM/Canadian Open)
Norm Keevil (Teck Cominco)
Peter Schwartz (Lawrence Group)
Peter Viner (CanWest)
Rai Sahi (Morguard)
Raymond Royer (Domtar)
Ron Joyce (Tim Hortons)
Stephen Bebis (Golf Town)
Thomas McBroom (Golf designer)
Robert Thompson writes a golf column for the National Post, and was a staff reporter covering business and sports. He is also a columnist for Score Golf, a contributing editor for Travel and Leisure Golf, and has written for the Globe and Mail and Golf magazine. His books include the national bestseller Always Fresh: The Untold Story of Tim Hortons by the Man Who Created a Canadian Empire and The Third Best Hull.
If you are interested in an excerpt from Going for the Green, or to review the book, please contact Jennifer Fox at 416-862-7777 ext 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The cover looks great! I look forward to being among the first to buy a copy. Any chance I could get it signed sometime?