Listen: NPR’s ‘Only a Game’ on Forbidden Game’s ‘especially intriguing characters’

Last month, NPR’s Bill Littlefield talked to me about The Forbidden Game and China’s complex relationship with golf for his “Only a Game” broadcast. You can listen to it here:

Bill also wrote some thoughts on the book. Here’s a taste:

Washburn focuses on the stories of three especially intriguing characters associated with the rise of golf in China, and in telling their stories he provides his readers with a sense of what the country was, is, and may become.

Finally, they also published an excerpt from The Forbidden Game. It’s one of my favorite passages, and you can read it here.