The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys

James Duthie is one of my favorite hockey broadcast hosts (might be my favorite, actually). He is quick witted, funny and knowledgeable. His appearances on the old Jay and Dan Podcast were always a highlight, especially when he’d discuss his contentious relationship with former Maple Leafs General Manager, Brian Burke. In 2020, he released a…

Off The Record

Off The Record is the memoir of retired journalist and news anchor Peter Mansbridge. Last year, I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Peter Mansbridge’s book, Extraordinary Canadians, a look at everyday overachievers who receive little to no fanfare day-to-day. With Off The Record, Mansbridge turns the spotlight on himself bringing us…

Year Book

Seth Rogen’s new (and first) book, Year Book, is not so much a memoir, but a collection of wildly entertaining stories that stretch from his childhood all the way to present day. I elected to go the audiobook route with this one after hearing the book was performed by a full cast.  I honestly cannot…

My Story

My Story is the memoir from retired gymnast and YouTube star, Nile Wilson. Sometime during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, my fiancee stumbled across Nile Wilson’s YouTube channel. Wilson, a British Olympic medalist, would gather his friends and family and shoot videos of them competing in various gymnastics-based challenges in a variety of environments.…

The Storyteller

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl found himself with a lot of time on his hands given that he couldn’t hit the road and play live music. So, he sat down and wrote a book. The Storyteller isn’t your typical cradle to grave memoir, mostly given that Dave is still alive…

An Embarrassment of Critch’s

Comedian Mark Critch returns with a follow-up to his first memoir, SON OF A CRITCH with AN EMBARASSMENT OF CRITCH’S (both great names, by the way). I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mark knew from an early age what it was he wanted to do…

No One Wins Alone

No One Wins Alone is the memoir of superstar NHL player, Mark Messier. I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A few years ago, I told myself I would stop reading player memoirs and shift solely to books written about hockey by either journalists or sports writers. I…