Written by Alex Charns
Saturday, 24 February 2007 19:00
How Hockey Saved the World* (and defeated George W. Bush, but not necessarily in that order)
Author: Alex Charns
"Charns takes a tongue-in-cheek view of politics and sports, delivering humor and laughs that recall the work of Mark Twain, Joseph Heller and Ambrose Bierce."
-Cliff Bellamy, Durham Herald-Sun 6/15/06
"[T]he author's subversive wit and genuine belief in the game's magic are oddly persuasive. An amiable meditation to warm even the iciest earts."
-Kirkus Discoveries 7/7/06
How Hockey Saved the World* is the greatest, if only, hockey protest book ever written by a newbie hockey player and avowed Caniac. It is the often true story of how a middle-aged, overweight Durham lawyer got off the couch long enough to lose weight and learn to play hockey in order to find a magic puck that would end the NHL lockout, depose President George W. Bush and end the Iraq War. A handbook on how to survive without professional sports while becoming a better parent, achieving world peace and playing hockey, however poorly. And how did you think the Carolina Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006?
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2008 18:11
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