Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father

Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father

Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Gordie Howe may have been the greatest player in the history of hockey, but greatness was never defined by goals or assists in the Howe household. Greatness meant being the best person you could be, not the best player on the ice. Unlike his two brothers, Murray Howe failed in his attempt to follow in his father's footsteps to become a professional athlete. Yet his failure brought him to the realization that his dream wasn't really to be a pro hockey player. His dream was to be his father. To be amazing at something, but humble and gracious. To be courageous, and stand up for the little guy. To be a hero. You don't need to be a hockey player to do that. What he learned was that it was a waste of time wishing you were like someone else.
Published: Toronto, Ontario :, Viking,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735234178
Branch Call Number: B HOW
Characteristics: 232 pages ;,22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 24, 2018

Almost a complete opposite to "Mommy dearest" where the author praised his father in 7 attributes that could apply to anybody not just hockey players.
Author painted more nuanced biography on his father & secondary autobiography.
I chuckled he was typical nerd (loved school & test) & closer to Lisa Simpson than jock of his father & two older brothers. Comment by Wayne Gretzky of "If I had 100% in English test, I wouldn't have to play hockey" interesting. Ditto on stem cell treatment on Gordie to improve quality of life, or visiting exotic Saskatoon.
Gordie & Colleen raising four upstanding kids who knew right & wrong their greatest legacy.
Compared that to couple who were children of two founders of Tim Horten who reduced benefits after Ontario minimum wage hike.
CBC movie within five years?


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DBRL

To Top