December 20, 2008

Best Selling Hockey Books

I once had my publisher tell me hockey books just don't sell very well. I wonder how he explains 5 of the top 10 best selling books in all of Canada are hockey books.

Well, 4 and 1/2. I'll explain.

Topping the list, for the third straight week, is Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. It's not a hockey book really, but it does open with a fascinating chapter about hockey. Gladwell takes a look at what makes ultra-successful people ultra-successful.

To no one's surprise Don Cherry's Stories and Stuff is a best seller. "Grapes" has spent 6 weeks in the top 10, 3 at #1 and 3 at #2.

Honoured Canadiens , the joint effort of the Montreal Canadiens and the Hockey Hall of Fame, comes in at #3 this week. It has climbed quite nicely in recent weeks and has spent the last 4 weeks in the top 10.

Rounding out the top ten is Hockey Night In Canada: My Greatest Day by Scott Morrison. Morrison interviews some 50 hockey greats about their most memorable, though not necessarily greatest day in their hockey careers. Some surprising answers are given.


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