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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Books by this Author

Now in paperback: Scott Gummer’s debut novel is a smart suburban satire that paints an unforgettable portrait of fathers who coach like Patton, mothers who drink like fish, and the children caught in the middle.An uproarious and poignant satire of American suburbia and youth sports gone wild When Ben and Jili Holden must move from Manhattan with their three children back to their small hometown of Palace Valley, California, they are forced to reconcile the parents they’ve become with the dreams...


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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Average Joe

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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Muhammad Ali

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. willingness to help friends move

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