Book picks as published in the June 13, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Wisdom in nonsense : invaluable lessons from my father
By Heather O’Neill
O’Neill structures her book around key lessons she learned in childhood from her father. Wryly humorous and generous, she shares stories that illustrate why it is good to steal things, why one should learn to play the tuba, and why one should never keep a journal. Her unusual mentors went well beyond her janitor father to include ex-bank robbers and homeless men.
Nine lessons I learned from my father
By Murray Howe
As a child, Murray Howe wanted to be like his father. He was an adult before he realized that didn’t necessarily mean playing hockey. 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.