Open Net: A Professional Amateur in the World of Big-Time Hockey (Paperback)
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In Open Net, another of George Plimpton's inimitable accounts of a fearless amateur braving the world of professional sports, Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins.
About the Author
George Plimpton (1927-2003) was the best-selling 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
A season with the Boston Bruins is the basis for Plimpton’s absorbing personal report. . . . A winning
entertainment for fans of sports, told with warmth and integrity.”Publishers Weekly [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