Sh*t My Dad Says and, for hockey fans anyways, TSN's James Duthie's book The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys: And Other Hits, Near Misses, and Off-the-Wall Stories About Sports, and Life.
This book is a collection of Duthie's best columns from over the years with TSN and the Ottawa Citizen. It is obvious from his time on TSN that he is witty, entertaining and intelligent, so this book is highly anticipated as a knee-slapping, breezy read that you will enjoy time and time again.
When I got my review copy from the publisher, I just had to tell my girlfriend about it. Now, you must understand things about her. 1) She does not read hockey books. She's somewhat reluctantly been forced to become a hockey fan hanging around me, but she would not read a hockey book. 2) She reads a lot, but I have never, ever heard her laugh out loud while reading any book.
I told her just to read the funny foreword by Roberto Luongo, as she has become a fan of the Canucks star goalie. Well that was it. I never got the book back. She kept reading it, from cover to cover. She was constantly chuckling outloud, much to my surprise.
"You've got to read this book," she said on more than one occasion, with a smile across her face.
"I'd like to," was what I wanted to say.
She's a dear though. She even earmarked the pages she thought were the funniest or the most insightful. More than half of the book now has bent corners.
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