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  • Hardcover: 340 pages
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS CANADA LTD.; Second Impression edition (Oct. 15 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670066974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670066971
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 558 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #579 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lava1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 15 2013
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Let me start by emphasizing that Bobby Orr is my favourite athlete of all time. As other reviewers have noted, he is class personified. I have never heard anyone legitimately say anything bad about him. Orr handles his ongoing fame with exceptional grace. He is modest about his many accomplishments to a fault. In fact he is too modest. That's why I only give this book three stars. I was hoping Bobby would discuss in details each of his seasons in the NHL, but this book barely skims through his fabulous career. There's is no deep examination of Bobby's 1969-70 season--one of the great campaigns ever recorded in the NHL. There's no mention of the season when his plus/minus was a staggering +124. He conveniently neglects to discuss his two scoring titles, his eight Norris Trophies, his two Conn Smythe Trophies, his three NHL MVP awards, and his Canada Cup MVP. Instead, in typical Bobby Orr fashion, he spends most of his book praising his parents, his coaches, his teammates, the fans...anyone but himself. Because of this I found his autobiography disappointing. Stephen Brunt's book, Searching For Bobby Orr, is a better and more thorough examination of the great number four.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sears Braithwaite (of Bullard) TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Dec 3 2013
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Like Lava1964, Orr has always been to me the greatest player, but I have to agree with Lava's review. The book is often superficial, almost coming across as one of those celebrity books--lots of praise and love (but of course no dirt--this is Bobby Orr!). And a lot of life-lesson stuff. I wasn't looking for any of that. I guess I was hoping for something more along the lines of The Game, but Orr is simply not built that way. By nature Ken Dryden is a far more reflective man, and a bit of a poet. He brought his time in hockey to life. Bobby, on the other hand, glides over his.

Just one example: they both go over their formative years. Dryden wrote memorably about how important the driveway/rear area of his family home was to his development, and his childhood. He went into some wonderful detail there. Any Canadian kid could relate instantly. Orr likewise emphasizes how important playing shinny on the bay with his friends was--he learned to stickhandle through ten opponents, and we all know what that led to. But otherwise no real description of those long days on the ice, the other kids, how they organized themselves, and all the stories that would come out of that. Yet there is also a touching moment late in the book where Bobby writes, almost it seems as an after thought, that those games were, out of all the hockey in his life, the hockey he loved the most.

This book has sparked a fantasy for me: Orr is somehow kidnapped by a powerful publishing group and locked away in a cabin in the Rockies for a whole winter with Ken Dryden and Roy MacGregor (I would say Jack Falla, too, but that alas is no longer possible) and forced to co-author his real hockey autobiography.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Wood on Jan. 10 2014
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This book is not going to garner for Mr. Orr an award for outstanding literature because an professional author is not what he is. Instead, Bobby is a former hockey player, a jock telling his life story and he does an outstanding job with simple language in a well considered, properly laid out manner. Though not an academic, Bobby's intelligence and street smarts, learned through decades of life experience, to say nothing of a loving family, come through crystal clear. It must be an onerous task to write an autobiography while having little inclination to toot one's horn or appear to be boastful in any way but Orr manages it admirably. What he demostrates convincingly is his class, dignity and humility, which was my personal impression upon meeting him a couple of times. Other than a brief chapter relating to Alan Eagleson, the disraced former head of the player's union who went to prison for embezzling his clients, including Orr, that really had to be told, there's little or not dirt, slagging of the people he met during his life. He tells readers about not bothering to look for 'juicy', hurtful gossip there and good for him. It is not, in other words 'Son of Ball Four.' I would highly recommend this one to friends. Congratulations on a fine effort, Mr. Orr; be quite proud of what you have written.

I've read many biographies pertaining to athletes and cannot bear the ones that merely regurgitate the season-by-season retelling of information that can mostly be gleaned from reference books for of statistics. This is not one of those.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Kerr on Jan. 10 2014
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My daughter read this book in no time as she found it fascinating. Even people who aren't that interested in hockey have enjoyed this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Howard on Jan. 6 2014
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it is about Bobby Orr. What else need be said.
He is one of the few "CLASS ACTS" regarding professional athletes.
A great example of respecting the general public, and a great example for the younger crowd, to admire.
Next in line ... Wayne Gretsky.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pearlsy on Jan. 1 2014
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This Bobby Orr book was purchased as a Christmas gift to my husband.
He thoroughly enjoyed it and recommends it to anyone, even those not interested in hockey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Jan. 1 2014
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While I am not a great fan of professional hockey, I did grow up in Bobby Orr's era and was fully aware of the tremendous impact he had on the sport as it modernized in the 1970s. Reading this well-written autobiography brings it all back for me in a flash: Orr was one of those small-town, down-home talented boys who naively rode his dream to the top only to learn that it was all a sorry illusion. Lots of those around during this time who, when they hung up their skates for good, had to go out and remake their lives all over again, some more successfully than others. Thankfully, Orr, a brilliant player, was able to recover from debilitating health issues, bad financial advice, and poor personal choices to become a true role model for young people entering the sport today. This story is not so much about the game on the ice as the bigger game away from the arena. The reader gets to see what truly brought Orr, that undersized defenceman from the Ontario Hockey League, to the peak of his game as a star for the Boston Bruins only to have it crash on him in retirement and force him to go out to remake his life. This book is loaded with incredible anecdotes about how he learned to play the game, friendships he made along the way, and lessons learned in the rough and tumble of the sport. The sections dealing with his ties with his father, various coaches, Don Cherry and Alan Eagleson are especially poignant in what they say about what makes or does not make for a quality relationship. Life for Orr comes down to working hard at what you are good at and treating others decently. In this narrative, reliving the moment definitely takes second place to something much bigger: the importance of emphasizing values like loyalty, effort, compassion and honesty as the means to becoming a better person.
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