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J.R.: My Life as the Most Outspoken, Fearless, and Hard-Hitting Man in Hockey Paperback – November 1, 2013


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600789234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600789236
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeremy Roenick is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and one of only four American-born players to score 500 or more career NHL goals. He is currently a hockey analyst for NBC. Kevin Allen is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen sports books, including Brett: His Own Story, Star-Spangled Hockey: Celebrating 75 Years of USA Hockey, and Without Fear: Hockey’s 50 Greatest Goaltenders. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JMack VINE VOICE on March 18, 2014
I have been a fan of J.R. since his days of playing with the Hawks. Thankfully, I can still like him because he never wore a Red Wings jersey and celebrated with the Stanley Cup in Chicago. Roenick's language is colorful at times in the book, perhaps unnecessarily vulgar. If he can be articulate on television without the profanity, he can do so in the book. That said, I probably would not give the book to a young person. I, on the other hand, found it to be enjoyable.

I believe the book was well paced, though I selfishly wish he would have spend more time discussing his Blackhawks days. The Blackhawks of the early 90's kindle fond memories. Many of the stories he told are revealing and it left me wanting more.

Roenick was honest in the book and discusses his flaws/failings. Unlike some athletes, he does not try to put blame on other. Even though his language is not targeted for youth, his sense of personal responsibility is.
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