Scott Gummer

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Scott Gummer is the author of two books, The Seventh at St. Andrews and Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine, and has contributed to over forty magazines including Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Travel + Leisure and more. He lives with his wife and four children in the Sonoma wine country, where he has coached youth sports at every level from peewee boys to high school varsity girls, and where he serves on the little league Board of Directors.

Photograph by Ella Gummer

Books by this Author

Parents Behaving Badly


When Parents Behave Badly

Scott Gummer explores how youth sports can craze even the most well-adjusted parents

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." —Francis Bacon

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "There is a school of thought..."

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Amelia Earhart: "Take my cell phone, just in case."

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Ambassador to Sweden

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. willingness to help friends move

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