Playing With Fire Hardcover – Oct 14 2009
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?I?ve known Theo Fleury since back in junior, and I always hated playing against him. Theo was the ultimate competitor. He would do anything to win. That kind of attitude is tough to beat. He was an emotional guy, and when we ended up on the same team in Colorado in 1999, he was still a pest. If I scored, he would come over and pound me on the back or jump up and hug me and get on me for not celebrating enough. I am really glad Theo has come out on top.?
? Joe Sakic, Captain, Colorado Avalanche ()
"I've known Theo Fleury since back in junior, and I always hated playing against him. Theo was the ultimate competitor. He would do anything to win. That kind of attitude is tough to beat.
He was an emotional guy, and when we ended up on the same team in Colorado in 1999, he was still a pest. If I scored, he would come over and pound me on the back or jump up and hug me and get on me for not celebrating enough. I am really glad Theo has come out on top."See all Product Description
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If you are looking for a book written with lots of emotion and honesty, this book has it all...
Thank You for being strong and thank you for writing this book. We Love You!
Fleury comes across as New Year's fireworks: new, dramatic, awesome, colourful, and wasted.
The abuse that he suffered and that eventually consumes his success really started in the family home that left him open to a predator.
I give him high praise for his honesty and for shining a much needed light into the dirty corners of sexual abuse.
My only real complaint is that his vocabulary is limited to locker room talk.
What a fasinating life story. I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this book although I found myself feeling bad (& sad) for him as he couldn't quite get his life on track. he was deep into his addictions by the time he made it to the NHL and throughout his hockey career. it seemed like he didn't have (or want) the help and support he needed to get sober. He came from absolutely nothing in a small town in Manitoba, Canada and rose up to the top of his league all while dealing with his childhood sexual abuse (by his hockey coach) and later his addictions to drugs & alcohol. He had raw talent and pure determination. He had it all and lost it all. Woman or man and a hockey fan or not - this is a great and inspiring story of one of Canada's greatest athletes. Thank you Theo for telling your story. "Don't give up before the miracle" are definately words to live by.
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To think his life could have been So Much Better ~ he had so much to deal with as a youngster...
Sad story ~ but so glad he is finally able to deal with that horrible Past. Read more
When I heard about this book I thought "good for you for speaking out" I knew I (everyone) should read it but had my doubts it would be very captivating. I was wrong! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mike matthews
Can't wait to hear his story. Should be an interesting roller coaster ride!Published 14 months ago by dean