Call Me Indian

CALL ME INDIAN is the story of Fred Sasakamoose, the first treaty aboriginal player to make it to the NHL. Although Fred’s time as a professional hockey player may have been what draws the audience for this book, his story is so much more than that. Before Fred laced up his skates and became something…

Fuzz

In Fuzz, author Mary Roach looks at the various ways nature “breaks the law”. Mary travels the world to look into a variety of instances when the natural world oversteps its bounds. From murderous animals and the crime scenes they leave in their wake to bears breaking and entering to pick-pocket monkeys, all the way…

A Carnival of Snackery

David Sedaris returns with his second collection of diary entries. A Carnival of Snackery spans from 2003 all the way up to 2020. This is a hard one to review and it will entirely depend on if you’re already a big fan of David’s work. By no means should anyone begin their Sedaris journey with…

From Here to Eternity

In her book FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Caitlin travels all over the world to explore several cultures and their relationships with death. Caitlin’s journey takes her through open-air crematoriums in Colorado, spelunking through caves in Indonesia, the day of the dead ceremonies in Mexico, and the Japanese tradition of “kotsuage” – the act of using…

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…