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…

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

In Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, author Sean Howe conducted over 100 interviews with employees past and present in an effort to present a comprehensive history of the comics giant. Howe takes the reader through the company’s early years in the 40s and 50s before the explosion of popularity they would see in the 1960s.…

The Woo Woo

Lindsay Wong’s memoir, The Woo Woo, takes a look at growing up in a family plagued with mental illness.  Equal parts heartbreaking and darkly comedic, The Woo Woo explores the author’s complicated relationship with her parents, siblings and extended family as well as her own mental illness after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder in…