Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockeyby George Plimpton
Plimpton takes to the ice as a goalie for the Boston Bruins and brings back his memories in bruising and amusing detail.
[Plimpton's] sojourn with the Bruins in training camp culminated in a five-minute stint in goal against the Philadelphia Flyers ... Plimpton tries valiantly to acquire the skills of the position and comes to his moment of truth."Library Journal
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Cherry said, "You have to give some indication you're not backing down. This one time, some rough guy slammed Camile Henry up against the boards. Camille, who was about the smallest guy in the league, was being held up there, just jammed in the corner, with this guy egging him on'now what you goin' to do?and Camile suddenly leaned forward and kissed this guy on the lip."
Meet the Author
George Plimpton (1927-2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.
- Date of Birth:
- March 18, 1927
- Date of Death:
- September 25, 2003
- Place of Birth:
- New York, NY
- Place of Death:
- New York, NY
- B.A. in English Literature, Harvard University, 1950; Master's degree, Cambridge University, 1952
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