Top positive review
Inspirational and Raw
May 28, 2015
This is an easy read and an enjoyable book, as I could relate to many of the pieces and parts, playing hockey and coming from the prairies myself. I have a question or I suppose a note related to the publication:
I don't understand the logic in publishing a book of this nature while one is still involved in the profession he writes about. I would be interested to know why the timing of its release.
That aside, its an inspirational and great (however tragic) story about an Inuit boy who defied great odds not only as a hockey player, but geographical, personal and racial obstacles to become one of the most recognizable players in the National Hockey League. Its a profound story for those people who feel that they may be facing insurmountable obstacles in their own quest to reach the pinnacle of success in their personal or professional lives, or even to realize their dreams. Its about hard work, tragedy, family dynamics, emotional and substance abuse, and the difficulties that face any minority who strive to leave broken situations for a better life. I commend Tootoo for his book and certainly enjoyed the writing style and captivating story that he and Steve Brunt have put together. A good read. Enjoyed it, and would recommend it.