Orr by Bobby Orr
My Story

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This will work for big fans and teens, as Orr is a fine role model in many ways. But he obviously has trouble talking about himself, so there's not much insight into what his life is like.
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The NHL legend tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today.  New York Times Bestseller! 

 Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. 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.

Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself...

Includes photographs

About Bobby Orr

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Bobby Orr, born in Parry Sound, Ontario, in 1948, played for the Boston Bruins from 1966 through 1976, and helped lead the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 1970 and 1972, and to the finals in 1974. He also played two years for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players – maybe the greatest hockey player – of all time. His speed and scoring and playmaking abilities revolutionized the position of defenseman. As of this date, he remains the only defenseman to have won the Art Ross Trophy league scoring title – twice – and still holds the record for most points and assists at that position. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league’s MVP, as well as two Conn Smythe Trophies as the Stanley Cup MVP. He is the only player in history to have won the Ross, Norris, Hart, and Conn Smythe Trophies in a single season. He was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame at the age of 31 – the youngest living player to receive that honor.After his retirement in 1978, Orr was active with business and charitable works, and in 1996, Orr entered the player agent business, and today is president of the Orr Hockey Group agency. He has been invested with the Order of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2010 was one of eight athletes who bore the Olympic flag out during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is in Parry Sound, Ontario.
Published October 15, 2013 by Berkley. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Stephen Hubbard on Nov 01 2013

ORR: MY STORY is a tremendous read. It is a book that very easily can be enjoyed by those who have never even watched a hockey game.

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Reviewed by Bill Littlefield on Oct 15 2013

Make no mistake, this is no barbed tell-all, but then that isn’t Orr’s style. For most fans there will be little that will surprise, but some of the details are likely to delight.

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Reviewed by Budd Bailey on Oct 11 2013

This will work for big fans and teens, as Orr is a fine role model in many ways. But he obviously has trouble talking about himself, so there's not much insight into what his life is like.

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Reviewed by David Ben Efraim on Oct 29 2013

All in all, hockey fans who were longing to get a clearer picture of the legend, Bobby Orr, will definitely want to get their hands on this book; it is written lightly with nothing but pure honesty, showing us the making of a very special man.

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