Tough Guy

Tough Guy

My Life on the Edge

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Depicts the late author's life through his own words, including his successful career in hockey as an enforcer and scorer, addiction to drugs, and reckless lifestyle off the ice.

Independent Publishing Group
Documenting his notorious career with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert details in this autobiography how he racked up points, penalty minutes, and bar bills, establishing himself as one of the most feared enforcers in the history of the NHL. As Probert played as hard off the ice as on, he went through rehab 10 times, was suspended twice, was jailed for carrying cocaine across the border, and survived a near fatal motorcycle crash all during his professional career, and he wanted to tell his story in his own words to set the record straight. When he died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 45 on July 5, 2010, he was hard at work on his memoir—a gripping journey through the life of Bob Probert, with jaw-dropping stories of his on-ice battles and his reckless encounters with drugs, alcohol, police, customs officials, courts, and the NHL, told in his own voice and with his rich sense of humor.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, c2010
ISBN: 9781600785627
Branch Call Number: 796.962 PRO
Characteristics: xvi, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Day, Kirstie McLellan


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Feb 17, 2016

Next to Stevie Y, my fav player. Now I know why I was never able to catch him live when he came to VanCity.

Dec 18, 2010

Decent to read but depressing due to his various addictions, poor choices, and ultimate premature death.


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