July 19, 2008

2008 Hockey Book Preview: Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else, by Michel Roy

The book: Patrick Roy: Winning, Nothing Else, Hardcover, 416 pages
The Author: Michel Roy
The Publisher: Wiley
Release Date: September 25, 2008
Pre-order: Amazon - Chapters

Book Description

The bestselling bio of NHL Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy--now in a new English-language edition

Published in Canada in November 2007, the French-language version of this book, Le Guerrier, became an instant hit, quickly selling out its first print run. For fans of Patrick Roy, the legendary NHL goalie, the book provided the first truly intimate, no-holds-barred look at the early life and meteoric rise of their hero, told from a unique perspective: his father's. Written by Michel Roy, himself an impassioned hockey fan, Patrick Roy offers keen insights on Patrick's indomitable will to win, how he revolutionized goaltending and popularized the butterfly style, as well as his faults and difficulties, including the heartbreaking move from Montreal that nearly broke his spirit.

About The Author
Michel Roy (Knowlton, QC, Canada) is an author and Chair of Telefilm Canada. He is a former film editor, was Deputy Minister of Tourism for Quebec, and has recently produced two jazz albums.

Joe's Note
The French edition of the book was, perhaps not surprisingly, the top book in Quebec last year. And now the rest of us are going to find out why. Aside from the obvious draw of one of hockey's biggest and most fiery players, this book promises to be unique as it comes from the eyes and memories of the athlete's father.


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