Book Details

Harper Collins Logo

To read e-books on the HC Reader App, download it on:

The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys

...And Other Off-the-Wall Stories About Sports...and Life


About the Book

Although James Duthie’s daughter had hoped he would write a book featuring princesses, dragons or zebras, you won’t miss them in The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys. Instead Duthie interviews a prophet monkey who predicts games’ outcomes, confesses to the near-homicide of both Walter and Wayne Gretzky, and provides plenty of evidence of his unhealthy obsession with Anna Kournikova. He weighs in on famous athletes like Sidney Crosby, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and Derek Jeter, and tells his misadventures as a sportscaster, fan, father, husband and son.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“I was lucky to survive the day Duthie played in my golf tournament. Little did I know he’d turn that experience into one of the best books on sports that I’ve read in a long time.” —--Wayne Gretzky

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443427210
  • ISBN 10: 1443427217
  • Imprint: Collins
  • On Sale: 07/23/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD

The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys by James Duthie

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.


International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.

HarperCollins Reader

We created the HC Reader App to be a simple way to read our e-books. Our App is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

We strongly encourage using the HarperCollins reader application since it supports the type of file we are using. You may experience some technical difficulties using a different reader application.


  1. You need a HarperCollins Account. If you purchase/have purchased an e-book from HarperCollins, this is your account login and password. If not, please click here to register.
  2. Download the HC Reader App on iOS or Android. Enter your HarperCollins account username and password. Please note that your username is an e-mail address.
  3. Download your e-book and enjoy!