KINDLE ✽ Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom Author Angie Abdou –

The Author Of The Canada Reads NominatedThe Bone Cage Tackles The Ups And Downs Of Amateur Hockey, From A Mother S Point Of View More Than , People Are Registered In Hockey Canada And Than , In Hockey USA It S A National Obsession But What Does That Really Mean When Your Child Wants To Play On A Team As A Former Varsity Athlete And University Instructor Teaching Sport Literature, Novelist Angie Abdou Is No Stranger To Sport Obsession, But She Finds Herself Conflicted When Faced With The Reality Of The Struggles, Joys, And Strains Of Having A Child In Amateur Hockey In Home Ice, With Equal Parts Humour And Anguish, Abdou Charts A Full Season Of Life As An Atom Level Hockey Mom, From Summer Hockey Camp To The End Of Season Tournament Her Revealing Stories And Careful Research On Issues Such As Cost, Gender Bias, Concussion, And Family Pressures Offer A Compellingly Honest And Complex Insider S View Of Parenting Today S Young Athlete In A Competitive And High Pressure Culture Not only am I not a hockey mom, I m actually not a mom, but Angie Abdou has written so beautifully and honestly about the trials and tribulations of being human that I related to this book on many levels That the stories are framed in a book about sports made it even interesting, as Abdou raises some very interesting issues around athletics for kids, especially regarding physical sports like hockey, and her research into this area makes her a credible voice on the topic I enjoyed Home Ice so thoroughly including the many laugh out loud moments that I m so glad I discovered it and am looking forward to reading of Abdou s work in the future. Angie Abdou is a gifted story teller Home Ice is a must read You ll be captured by her narrative on the first page.