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Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto: Life as a Maple Leafs Fan [Paperback]

Peter Robinson
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Sept. 22 2012
False hope, hollow promises, and a mind-numbing lack of success - these words describe the Toronto Maple Leafs and the hockey club's inexplicable mediocrity over much of the past decade.

Author Peter Robinson has attended some 100 games over the past six seasons and has little to show for it except an unquenched thirst that keeps him coming back. Why does a team that hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 1967, long before many of its followers were even born, have such a hold on its fans? Robinson tries to answer that question and more while detailing what it's like to love one of the most unlovable teams in all of professional sports.

Being a Leafs fan requires a leap of faith every year, girding against inevitable disappointment. This book tells what that's like, how it got to be that way, and what the future holds for all who worship the Blue and White.

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Overall, Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto is a well-written book and Robinson is able to inject his own humour throughout.



Robinson has written a fun book for both Leafs fans and any team-but-the-Leafs fans.

About the Author

Peter Robinson is the editor of Prospects Hockey, the official magazine of the Canadian Hockey League, and the golf columnist for CBC.ca. Somehow he manages to balance his work, his family, and his obsession with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for Leafs fans Feb. 8 2013
By tbettz
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I'll keep this short and sweet. If you're a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, this book is a must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book Dec 13 2012
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Bought this for a big Maple Leaf fan who collects all things "Leafs". Have not read it yet, but I am sure he'll like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any serious Leafs fan. April 15 2013
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I have been a Leafs fan since 1989 and I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it - which for me at least is the first test of a good book. Many people are culpable in the demise of this great hockey club over the past 40+ years - the demise being in terms of winning anything as opposed to making money of course (which they still seem to do better than anyone else). All the rogues are dealt with here - Harold Ballard, Kerry Fraser, ownership, management and the corporate types who have taken over the ACC all warrant special mentions. Hopefully things are now looking brighter for Leafs Nation but this book gives a good understanding of where and why it all went wrong.
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Feb. 13 2013
By Liana - Published on Amazon.com
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We got this book for a die hard leafs fan and they loved it. Really great buy and the back cover is hilariously cute. He was really happy to open this for christmas! Good quality product, would definitely buy again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Nov. 28 2012
By Sandra Dolinshek - Published on Amazon.com
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Giving as a gift - going to England. He will love this book and could not find this in London.
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