Cujo

The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice

by Curtis Joseph, Kirstie McLellan Day

On Sale: 10/23/2018

Cujo

The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice

by Curtis Joseph, Kirstie McLellan Day

On Sale: 10/23/2018

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About the Book

The instant #1 national bestseller

Curtis Joseph, known affectionately to hockey fans around the world as Cujo, was an unlikely NHL superstar. The boy from Keswick, Ontario, didn’t put on a pair of skates until most kids his age were already far along in organized hockey, and he was passed over by every team in the NHL draft. Despite an unorthodox start, he would go on to play eighteen seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames; be ranked among the all-time greats in several key categories; and win an Olympic gold medal while representing Canada. Joseph is a legend in Toronto, where his fandom rivals that of other beloved Leaf greats, and he’s widely thought of as one of the best goalies of all time.

For the first time, in this revealing memoir, Joseph talks about his highly unusual upbringing and what led him to put on his first pair of skates. Written by Kirstie McLellan Day, the world’s top writer of hockey books, this book surprises and entertains, and shares on- and off-the-ice tales no fan has heard before: the untold story behind the legend.

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Critical Praise

“An intriguing look at an interesting life . . . brimming with Joseph’s glass-half-full positivity.” - Toronto Star

“Staggering.” - The Athletic

“An incredible story about one legendary Leaf.” - Breakfast Television

“A fascinating story.” - Matt Galloway, CBC’s Metro Morning

“They don’t come much more resilient, athletic, and classy than Curtis Joseph . . .  a wry, moving account of his turbulent upbringing as an adopted child, his rise through the game’s ranks, and his most notable achievements in the planet’s best league.” - The Score

“Cujo lifts the lid on a harsh childhood and the odds he beat making it to hockey’s highest level.” - Global News

“I don’t know a lot about goaltending and the life they live, but I know one thing: Curtis Joseph was a team guy all the way! Enjoy his book. He is a good man.” - Wayne Gretzky

“Curtis is a Leaf legend. I always loved being around the Joseph family. Curtis was such a good role model for kids our age. The way he carried himself on and off the ice was something to admire. I definitely learned from him.” - Connor McDavid

“There is so much about Joseph’s story that makes his NHL career so unlikely.” - Peterborough Examiner

“A revelatory look at the goaltender’s life and career.” - Quill & Quire

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443455961
  • ISBN 10: 1443455962
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 10/23/2018
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:33.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Hockey
  • BISAC2 : SPORTS & RECREATION / General
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

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