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My Story

By Bobby Orr

G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399161759, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.
He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story.
Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today.
But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today.
He is speaking out now because I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on. "Orr: My Story" is more than a book about hockey it is about the making of a man.

About the Author
Paul White is a research historian who specializes in biographical sketch writing as well as sports history. He has worked as a freelance writer publishing hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, internet articles, websites, blogs and books. Although he has written about a variety of other topics, hockey, golf and travel are his passion. White has written about some of the greatest players ever to don a pair of hockey skates. These players include legends such as "Rocket" Richard and Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens; Detroit Red Wings' Hall of Fame players Harry Lumley, Alex Delvecchio and Bill Gadsby; Paul Henderson who etched his place in hockey history when he scored the dramatic game and series winning goal against the Russian Red Army in the 1972 Canada - Russia super series: and many other hockey players from past and present. Shooting for the Moon: The Bill Beagan Story is his fifth book and his third about hockey. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR). Other Books by Paul White: The Hockey Scrapbook Great Centremen, Altitude Publishing Owen Sound the Port City, Dundurn The Maritime History of Georgian Bay, Parks Canada (co-authored with Larry Turner) Paul is a graduate of Trent University with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in History. In 2000 he was honored with a Heritage Ontario award for his work as a writer, historian and promoter of the history of the Georgian Bay region surrounding the port of Owen Sound. He and his wife Judy love to travel, play golf and enjoy nature together. They create, write, and maintain three websites and invite you to visit them anytime and as often as you wish: www.the-scoop-on-wild-birds.com www.enjoy-englewood-florida.com

Praise For Orr

Praise for ORR: MY STORY
“A must-read for anyone who fondly remembers the glory years of the Big Bad Bruins . . . Read ORR. It’s like reminiscing with an old friend.”—The Sun Chronicle
Praise for Bobby Orr

“I’ve seen all the greats since the 1920s, and I’ve never seen a player with the skills of Orr.”—Clarence Campbell, former NHL president

“There’s stars, superstars, and then there’s Bobby Orr.”—Serge Savard, Montreal Canadiens

“I never knew a single player who could lift a team as Orr could.” —Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks