Hello I Want To Die Please Fix Me

“As much as I wind my mind back in time I’m unable to locate the start of a downward spiral.  And every well-meaning therapeutic discussion I’ve attempted to dredge childhood trauma proves futile and guilt-inducing.  I’ve never been subject to anything awful enough to warrant this mind-swallowing badness.  I have a supportive, loving family, had…

So You’re A Little Sad, So What?

I first heard of Alicia Tobin way back in 2012 when I was introduced to the weekly comedy podcast, Stop Podcasting Yourself.  Since then, I’ve been a loyal listener and Alicia is one of my favorite recurring guests.  When I found out that she had written a book of essays, I knew I had to…

Tomboy Survival Guide

Ivan Coyote recounts their time growing up a tomboy in Northern Canada as well as the struggle they endured – and continue to endure – surrounding their gender identity. It’s not often I’ll approach a writer eleven books deep into their catalog without beginning at the beginning but given this is more of a catch-all…

The Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper is the story of former NHL tough guy Stu Grimson. During the course of his NHL career, Stu played with eight different teams – Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators. Drafted by the Red Wings in 1983…

The Game

There are hockey books.. and then there is Ken Dryden’s The Game. The Game is former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden’s memoir of his final season playing for the Montreal Canadiens in their quest for a fourth straight Stanley Cup. I’ve read my fair share of hockey books over my long reading career. While many have…