Paul Jordan, COO of the Forks, will present "The Game" at McNally Robinson on Jan. 25 (The Forks)
Paging all booklovers! On January 25th, at 8 p.m., CBC Radio and McNally Robinson invite you to Prairie Ink Restaurant for
an evening we're calling:
5 Writers, 5 Readers, 5 Minutes.
Canada Reads 2012 features five non-fiction titles this year, and in our regional warm-up to the national CBC Radio book brawl, five well-known Manitobans have been matched with the five titles. Up to Speed host Larry Updike will invite each reader to share their insights with the audience, each with a unique presentation lasting only five minutes. Well, maybe ten. No debating, no brawling, but plenty of insight, humour and stories.
Here, former rink rat and Forks Chief Operating Officer Paul Jordan digs in the corner with Ken Dryden's The Game.
1. How does this compare with your experience/interest in the subject?
Other than the part where I became a pro hockey player, had a fabulous and famous life and became immensely wealthy and oh by the way single handily fought the cold war: I lived Dryden's life; outdoors on the driveway with a tennis ball, a stick and a big brother.
2. What surprised you about the book?
I was surprised that this was actually a history book not a sports book. Dryden captured a time and a feeling that no longer exists. And that brief period in one's life when all things are possible.