Hi everyone! With less than a month before my book, The California Golden Seals: a Tale of White Skates, Red Ink, and One of the NHL’s Most Outlandish Teams hits the shelves of Amazon.com, I thought I’d share with you a few of the advanced reviews of my work. Keep in mind that no matter how much these people’s writing styles are similar to mine, these are totally and seriously real people, and in no way a fabrication of a talented writer’s mind.
“This is literally the greatest piece of literature since William Shakespeare kicked the bucket!” – Oswald Riemenschneider of Humptulips, Washington
“The definitive history of the California Golden Seals and Cleveland Barons has FINALLY been written. I can now die in piece!” – Jean-Guy Rubberboots of Screw Auger Falls, Maine
“Steve Currier has done a masterful job making the Seals’ history come to life. This might be the greatest book… no, the greatest thing I have ever read.” – Merdive Cornichon of Big Warts, Saskatchewan
“All I can say is wow! No, let me rephrase that… WOW!! I thought Ken Dryden’s The Game was a great hockey book, but The California Golden Seals: a Tale of White Skates, Red Ink, and One of the NHL’s Most Outlandish Teams blows it away like a paper airplane in a hurricane. It is so amazing I want to have his babies. Steve’s babies, not Ken’s.” – Allie Gator of Bald Knob, West Virginia
“I have no idea who Steve Currier is, to be quite honest. I was on Amazon looking for books on Steph Curry, and this Golden Seals thing showed up. I figured Golden Seals, Golden State, ah, close enough, so I picked it up, and dude I was flabbergasted! This is the Steph Curry of hockey books, if that makes any sense.” Brownie McDoogal of Fishkill, New York
“Now that The California Golden Seals: a Tale of White Skates, Red Ink, and One of the NHL’s Most Outlandish Teams has hit the shelves, I truly believe world peace is within our grasp.” – Harold Groinpull of Pratt’s Bottom, Alberta
“At 496 pages this is the perfect doorstop to keep my two-year-old from roaming out of his bedroom every morning. Finally, I can sleep in!” – Rusty Nutz of Puddletown, New Brunswick
“I loved this book so much, I’m heading out to Canadian Tire right now to buy some latex house paint so I can paint my own skates white.” – Michael Sharts of Shagnasty Island, Ontario
“Carol Vadnais? Isn’t that a girl’s name? For that matter, how can Drew Barrymore and Drew Carey have the same first name. That just doesn’t make any sense.” – Norrie McBurger of Rapture, Indiana
Hey, from comments like that, you know this must be good readin’! Head on over to Amazon right now to reserve your advanced copy before all those other losers (not you folks planning on buying my book, you guys are awesome, but those other losers) tie up their boot laces in the middle of cold, cold November and head out to Chapters or Smithbooks to pick up their bathroom reading material.
If you’re here for something other than totally, 100% real praise for my soon-to-be-published book, I suggest you head on over to the Overexposed wing of the Hockey Hall of Shame for a peak at a famous fashion faux-pas from 1971! The victim this week is none other than NHL Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito making us all wonder what the hell were we (well, you, probably, since I was born much later) thinking after all the acid from Woodstock wore off.
In other Seals news, the big event on October 23rd is still on as planned, but the players who have confirmed their presence are Joey Johnston, Wayne Carleton, Marv Edwards, and Wayne King. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area on that day, stop on by and meet me, and our honoured guests from the Seals. It’s going to be a fun night, so don’t be a stranger.
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Until next time, stay gold!