- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: PublishAmerica; First Edition edition (June 10, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591293022
- ISBN-13: 978-1591293026
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey Paperback – June 10, 2002
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It shares with you all the intimate details of being a minor league roughian. Such as the long bus rides, from one mill Town to the next. And some of the dialoge between the two combatants prior to their bare knuckled duels.
It is also the true story of a person pursuing, and acheiving a dream. Doug Smith did not start skating until he was 19! Only a few years later he was playing professional hockey. He got there by working hard and punching hard. And he never lost his sense of humor along the way.
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes sports, comedy, and seeing someone acheive their dreams.
Last reviewer; being from the hometown of the author, its sounds as though you have a personal issue with him...were you one of his victims on the ponds ??
It's pretty cool that Ron Delorme posted here by the way!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Why is this book so expensive? I've looked all over for a cheaper one, I mean come on it's a paper back book, or am I missing something?Published on May 24, 2013 by Chlobug
I have known Doug a long, long time. Being a friend and former co-worker of Doug's. I can testify that he knows how to use his hands better than most. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by A Friend
There are some great stories, I was shocked coming from Johnstown,Pa how many references and quotes there were from former Chiefs and guys whose names I hadn't heard in... Read morePublished on July 21, 2006 by Robert W. Schuster Jr.
I bought this book for my dad who is also the father of a Junior A hockey player in Montana. He LOVES this book- quotes from it and laughs so hard he can barely talk. Read morePublished on December 30, 2005 by M.C.
Excellent book. Well written, first-person account of life in the minors. Really enjoyed it. This is the first book I've ever read start to finish in one sitting. Read morePublished on June 2, 2005 by Roger M. Snow
Doug and Adam do a wonderful job of bringing you into the world of minor league hockey thuggery. If you're a lover of the sport, regardless of whether you are a fan of the boys... Read morePublished on February 20, 2005 by Richard Duby
I just finshed the book and wished Doug had played for more teams over the years so the story could continue. Read morePublished on April 9, 2004 by Kevin J. Riggott
Tom from PA., you took the words right out of my toothless mouth (ya, I wish!) - no, not about the toothless part, I wish I did what Thug did so I could write about it too!Published on November 28, 2003 by Adam Frattasio
This book tells the story a few of us would like to be able to tell. The great story of Doug Smith's journey though professional hockey as a fighter. Read morePublished on November 22, 2003 by Tom