Forgive Me My Press Passes

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TouchWood Editions, 1993 - Humor - 229 pages
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Jim Taylor brings a unique perspective to sports writing-he is, after all, the founder of Slobbies (the Society to Let Our Bodies Indulge to Excess) who maintains that being a couch potato is a form of exercise. Unimpressed by statistics and scorecards, Taylor writes about people.

 

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Contents

Enter Jogger Exit
12
Go Slobbies
26
Annie You Done Me Wrong
39
The FourMillionDollar Crab
52
The Times My Friend the Times
64
THE PUCK STOPS HERE
77
Grannie Goalie
90
JOCK AND JILL
104
The Duck Stops Here
154
Air Miles From Home
168
Nobody Asks About My Brain
181
TAKE ME OUT OF THE BALL GAME
190
Blind Justice
196
The Commissioner Cracks Down
202
One Step Along the Road
210
Christmas Story
216

Arrividerci Amore
117
BEN BENNIES and BILLY GAULD
127
The Pride of Billy Gauld
140
Belly to Belly
222
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About the author (1993)

Jim Taylor began his newspaper career in 1954 as a part-time sports reporter at "The Daily Colonist" in Victoria. Later working for the "Vancouver Sun", the "Vancouver Province" and the "Calgary Sun", Taylor became a nationally syndicated sports columnist, author, and broadcaster. His work earned him membership in both the CFL and BC Sports Halls of Fame and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada. He has written nine books, including "Man in Motion with Rick Hansen and "Gretzky: The Authorized Pictorial Biography" with Wayne Gretzky. He lives in West Vancouver, BC.

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