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Charleston Author Series Presents Rick Reilly "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump"
Halls Signature Events at No. 5 Faber
Charleston, SC
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Charleston Author Series Presents Rick Reilly "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump"
Here's your chance to spend an evening with a legendary Sports Illustrated writer! On February 7th at Halls Signature Events, you'll enjoy three courses by Hall's Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, excellent company and a discussion of Rick Reilly's "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump."

An uproarious indictment of Donald Trump's sportsmanship by the bestselling author and acclaimed sportswriter.

"Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump" is an on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes look at Trump's ethics deficit on and off the course. Reilly will transport readers onto the golf course with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world.

Reilly has been with Trump on the fairway, the green, and in the rough. He's seen first-hand how the president plays and it's not pretty.  Based on his personal experiences, and interviews with dozens of golf pros, amateurs, developers, partners, opponents, and even caddies who have first-hand experience with Trump on the course, Reilly takes a deep and often hilarious look at how Trump shamelessly cheats at golf, lies about it, sues over it, bullies with it, and profits off it.

From Trump's ridiculous claim to have won eighteen club championships, to his devious cheating tricks, to his tainted reputation as a golf course tycoon, "Commander in Cheat" tells you everything you need to know about the man.

RICK REILLY, 61, is a screenwriter, book author, keynote speaker and member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He was voted National Sportswriter of the Year 11 times over a career that began in 1979.

USA Today called Reilly the closest thing sportswriting ever had to a rock star. The Sherman Report called Reilly easily the most read sportswriter of his generation. The New York Daily News described him as one of the funniest humans on the planet. Publishers Weekly called him an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson.

Reilly is the founder of the anti-malaria effort Nothing But Nets, which has raised over $60 million to hang mosquito nets over kids in Africa, where 2,000 children die every day of the disease. A partnership with the United Nations Foundation, every dollar goes to buying the nets.

On June 10, 2014, he wrote his final column as a sportswriter. The next year, he produced his last TV piece for ESPN. He now writes sitcoms, screenplays, and books in Hollywood.

Reilly won the 2009 Damon Runyon Award for Outstanding Contributions to Journalism, an honor previously won by Jimmy Breslin, Tim Russert, Bob Costas, Mike Royko, George Will, Ted Turner, and Tom Brokaw, among others. Three times his columns have been read into the record in the U.S. Congress. An astronaut once took his signed trading card into space.

He is the author of 13 books.

"Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit... It's all hilarious in Reilly's gifted hands."Chicago Sun-Times

"The American sportswriting great has written my favorite sports book of 2019...By turns hilarious and shocking. In a game that prides itself on gentlemanly conduct, Trump is exposed by numerous witnesses (most of whom are surprisingly happy to go on the record, a tribute to Reilly's reporting skills) as a first-class cheat....I thought my opinion of the 45th president could not get any lower. I was wrong."The Times (London), Sports Book of the Year

"Relying on testimony from playing partners, caddies, and former Trump employees, Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming....P.G. Wodehouse would have approved."The New Yorker

"Commander in Cheat is an incredibly creative book, regardless what you think of President Trump, regardless of where you are on the political spectrum. It takes us places behind the press conferences and the staged interviews....It take us into Trump's past, places where there were no cameras, no speech writers, no handlers, no aides. It is just Donald Trump with his appetites, Donald Trump with his excesses, Donald Trump with his flaws. Donald Trump with both his love for golf, and his propensity to play games with the truth."The Providence Journal

"Building on his firsthand experience by interviewing scores of golf pros, caddies, and opponents, Reilly paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater."Esquire, Most Anticipated Books of the Year

"Assails Trump's 'ethics deficit.'" Associated Press

"Reilly uses golf to reveal larger truths. Or, in this case, lies." The Arizona Republic

"Great writing...If you really don't like Trump, this is your perfect book."Chris Matthews, MSNBC's Hardball

"Sportswriting can be a lens into any part of our culture, and [Commander in Cheat] proves my point... a clever way to make sense of White House chaos."The Week, Books to Read in 2019

"There's a new tell-all book about the president...The specific anecdotes are where Commander in Cheat really takes off."Stephen Colbert, The Late Show

Doors open at 6 p.m. for Happy Hour and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. In addition to three creative courses by Halls Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, the cash bar will feature specialty cocktails, beers and wines.

Refunds may be issued for any reason up to 24 hours before the event.


Halls Signature Events at No. 5 Faber (View)
5 Faber Street just off Meeting (behind S.N.O.B.)
Charleston, SC 29401
United States


Arts > Literary
Sports > Golf

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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