Q | Season 7 | Mar 17, 2014 | 13:55
Grant Lawrence brings "The Lonely End of the Rink" to Studio Q
There's a cultural assumption that every child born in the great white north of Canada is imbued with a love and devotion for hockey. And if those kids are born to highly competitive sports-fans, the pressure only mounts. Grant Lawrence, a musician and host of CBC Radio 3, was among those ushered onto the ice at a young age. He chronicles his early ambivalence toward the sport in a new memoir "The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie". Lawrence recalls the contrast between the hockey heroes on television and the bullying teammates who liked to pick on the "runt" goalie with big glasses. "I had a big struggle with that polarity," he admits.