Tiger Woods Inadvertently Helps Physics Book’s Sales

Dec 5, 2009 by

I never thought Tiger Woods would ever get a mention on Bookbabble.  Accidentally found this while I was browsing in the Foyles website: Tiger Woods crash boosts physics book sales.  Here’s an excerpt:

A physics textbook pictured inside Tiger Woods’ Cadillac Escalade following the golfing legend’s infamous car crash has become an overnight hit.

The book, John Gribbin’s Get a Grip in Physics, was pictured in the foot-well of Woods’ car in the Wall Street Journal and sales have already started rising.

Get a Grip in Physics deals with many of the basic concepts underpinning modern research in the discipline.

And you’d think physics and marital scandals don’t mix.

If you want to get the book further up the charts still, here’s your chance.

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3 Comments

  1. Have you looked at the amazon customer comments in the link you put up? Of the 9 comments, two are devoted to the book, the other 7 run something like this one

    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars Physics kills, December 3, 2009
    By Marcus Dean
    Elin Nordegren, claims she broke the rear window of Tiger Woods’ Escalade with a golf club. NOT TRUE! To paraphrase the highly intellectual universally reknowned Dick Solomon: Scorned wives do not kill the careers of sports legends, PHYSICS does. That’s the wonderful thing about physics, nobody understands it.

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1JR2L78LGNCHZ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

    see also
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R3RHB7ICCNCREB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1PVZESY2BVHHP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R35PKRC5WX5Q86/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
    http://www.amazon.com/review/RR1M6QJ66N89G/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1E8ZBDATN6BHA/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R3Q09C03SQ2F0D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  2. Donny

    LOL! No, I hadn’t notice till you pointed it out, but I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. 🙂

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