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.

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When Parents Behave Badly

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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Muhammad Ali

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. my habit of not finishing sentences, which my children think

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Tintin

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."

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