- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday Canada; First Edition edition (Oct. 30 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385676360
- ISBN-13: 978-0385676366
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.2 x 23.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 544 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Coach: The Pat Burns Story Hardcover – Oct 30 2012
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“Coach: The Pat Burns Story is the best hockey biography of the year. . . . [DiManno’s] gifted writing ability combined with her personal insight makes for a riveting read. . . . This is an intimate biography of one of hockey’s most complex individuals. . . . Rosie Dimanno’s Coach: The Pat Burns Story is the best of the best.”
About the Author
ROSIE DIMANNO is a columnist with the Toronto Star, Canada's bestselling newspaper. She has been stirring controversy among her readers for longer than she cares to remember. In the '90s she covered the Toronto Maple Leafs for the paper, which brought her into close contact with Pat Burns. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Top customer reviews
In terms of hockey personality biographies, I highly recommend Kerry Fraser's "The Final Call" as a much better read. Lots of interesting, original, sometimes humourous, often heartwarming, stories in that book.
Although Dimanno, when interviewed, admits that Burns made up a lot of stories, she believed what she was told and wrote it.
I am not a celebrity, I am not rich. My reputation is being smeared in that book, very poorly written, confusing as the author switches back and forth from his hockey years, his personal life, his years as a police officer, his battle with cancer, quite a confusing and cheap book. Burns hid behind a ”personnage” he created. He would be mad as hell with this book. What was written about another one of his ”wives” was terribly upsetting. She was not at all the woman pictured in this book. Even some hockey facts are false.
Burns had a very dark side. If I would write a tell-all book, jaws would drop.
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