December 03, 2011
Hockey Book of the Day: Georges Laraque
Georges Laraque, noted hockey tough guy but also noted for his variety of interests outside of the hockey rink, has made the biggest splash in terms of making headlines with his new autobiography. In Georges Laraque: The Story of the NHL's Unlikeliest Tough Guy, Big Georges rocked the hockey world withallegations of rampant drug use. He also took a few jabs at some coaches,most notably Wayne Gretzky.
He also goes on to talk about all sorts of subjects - from racism to politics, from humanitarian efforts to vegan diets.
"The goal of the book is not even to talk about hockey, it's to talk about other stuff," Laraque has been on record saying. “I didn’t even want to talk about hockey in the book, but the publisher said I should because that’s what I did for a living. I wanted to do more than that. I wanted to help people to become more open-minded. That’s why I talk about politics, about religion, about gay rights, about animal rights, all that stuff.”
Buy The Book: Amazon.ca - Chapters - Amazon.com
Full book review at HockeyBookReviews.com
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