One of the most popular Chicago Blackhawks of all time, defenseman Keith Magnuson was raised on the raw, rough traditions of hockey in western Canada. On December 15, , Magnuson was in Toronto riding in a car driven by former player, Rob Ramage: he was killed when the car veered over the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. Darren McCarty. Looking back on a memorable career, Darren McCarty recounts his time as one of the most visible and beloved members of the Detroit Red Wings as well as his personal struggles with addiction, finances, and women and his daily battles to overcome them.
As colorful a character as any NHL player, he has arms adorned with tattoos, and he was the lead singer in the hard rock band Grinder during the offseason. Yet this autobiography details what may have endeared him most to his fans: the honest, open way he has dealt with his struggles in life off the ice. Whether dealing with substance abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, or the death of his father, Darren McCarty has always seemed to persevere. Forever a Blackhawk.
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Valmore James. Similar ebooks. Playing with Fire. Theo Fleury. Big Books Echoes of Few and Chosen For the Love of Game Changers Game Day Join Mailing List. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in , Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the Stanley Cup final to the Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life off it to readers, making this autobiography a must-have not only for Chelios fans, but anyone who loves the game of hockey.
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Well, boys will be boys is all I have to say to this. Gave me a good laugh as I was reading. This book does not end here however, Mr. Chelios is still alive and well and doing those things I presume with his family that he loves to do — there is more I speculate of the life yet to be lived. The biography and memoir of Ken Dryden is the litmus test for all athletes in my opinion. I hope Mr. Chelios will come back in 10 years from the time of this published book in and update it in his manner and in his "voice.
Chelios share his odyssey going forward for those points deemed appropriate by him. Nov 02, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: biography-memoir , sports. Growing up in suburban Chicago in the 90s, I knew very little about hockey and the Blackhawks.
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In those days, home games weren't televised and I didn't have cable to watch away games if they were televised--I honestly don't know. The sport was far behind the football, baseball, and basketball in this part of the country. Even so, I knew at the time that the Hawks were good, and that Chris Chelios was one of their best players. Following hockey's renaissance in this town the last several years, Growing up in suburban Chicago in the 90s, I knew very little about hockey and the Blackhawks. Following hockey's renaissance in this town the last several years, and my own relatively new interest in the sport, comes Chelios's autobiography.
The book is a fast read, and it's pretty interesting, though I couldn't help but feel that he left some of the most interesting details of his life out. I would have liked to have heard more from him about what it was like to win his first Stanley Cup with the Canadiens, and then come close again with the Blackhawks in , How did it feel to get called up to the NHL for the first time? One of the most important moments in his career is only mentioned off-handedly. Instead, the book is filled with his experiences partying with his famous friends, and some of the personalities he conflicted with during his time in the league.
Made in America is worth the read, especially if you're a Canadiens, Blackhawks, or Red Wings fan, but it leaves a great deal to be desired from one of the sport's most interesting personalities. Apr 02, Johnnie Napholz rated it it was amazing.
Made in America is the best Hockey book I've read, I've read many, in my life. The best thing about it to me was how he played in the minors because it showed how hard he worked. Since he lived in San Diego for a couple of years he was behind the other players; so he would go to the rink at strange hours to practice his shot. Not only that but he would get discrimination from other players, Canadians, for being an Amer Made in America is the best Hockey book I've read, I've read many, in my life. Not only that but he would get discrimination from other players, Canadians, for being an American in a Canadian league.
After he played in the minors for two years, he eventually got to play hockey for Wisconsin. I didn't like the part when he was in the pro's as much because it didn't relate to me as much. But overall I thought any one who plays sports will like this book, especially hockey players. Apr 02, Michael Kennedy rated it really liked it. I liked the book because it talks about one of my favorite hockey players, which is Chris Chelios.
The book was very detailed, but the book skipped over most of Chris' childhood.
The book tells us of many stories; they usually occur in Canada. Although the book is about Chris Chelios, he talks about many other great hockey players. Chris Chelios' book, Made in America, is one for young hockey players.
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It is also for fans of hockey or the teams he played for. Overall, I would recommend this book for you to read. Aug 30, Tim Hickey added it. What a dick He decides who is aloud to celebrate their goals and who is too still too much of a rookie. The rookies get there wrists broken because the celebrated a little too hard or long And the hotel room that was trashed by Team USA, doesn't tell you anything new or who the offender s were but says since he was Captain and felt responsible he picked up bill for the rowdiness.
Not a good book, disapointing, what a dick!
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Jun 08, Daniel A. This was a very easy read as it took me only 20 hours, and that includes a full night's worth of sleep. Only gets a 4 star review because I read J.