Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

The Outrageous Story of A Hockey Original

Book - 2012
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The autobiography of one of hockey's first rebels and a beloved member of the "Big Bad Bruins," this book shares how Derek Sanderson's ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s. Living life in the fast lane, Sanderson grew his hair long, developed a serious drinking problem, and eventually found himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his next drink. In this autobiography, Sanderson comes clean on his life in hockey, the demons that threatened to consume him, and the strength and courage it took to fight his way back. Today a successful entrepreneur and speaker, Sanderson's incredible story is a must read for any fan of hockey.

Publisher: Chicago : Triumph Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781600786808
Branch Call Number: 796 .962 SAN
Characteristics: xii, 388 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Shea, Kevin 1956-

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roadhockey
Nov 02, 2016

Good book. You think this guy had it all but seemed to have more low points than high points.

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moose7766
Aug 11, 2016

Did not like this book at all. Good from the point that it covers his early rise from Niagara Falls to the bruins. Bad from the point that the lowlights of his life, the homelessness, the losing everything, the drinking, drugs, are just glossed over in this book and given scant reference. This was a "careful" book, not meant to offend anybody (ie: Orr) but also not to really delve into the lowpoints of his life. if this book was in your "at home" book collection, you wouldnt re-read it, put it that way

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HopeButterfly
May 17, 2013

Okay book.
Glad he is straightened out and is leading a clean, family life.
It is never too late!!!

a5a22406 Apr 01, 2013

Terrific book on Derek's rise and fall in the NHL and then the WHA. A must for any hockey fan.

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