The author recounts his experiences attending the Boston Bruins training camp and briefly playing in goal in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers
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In Open Net, George Plimpton takes to the ice as goalie for his beloved Boston Bruins. After signing a release holding the Bruins harmless if he should meet with injury or death, he survives a harrowing, seemingly eternal five minutes in an exhibition game against the always-tough Philadelphia Flyers. With reflections on such hockey greats as Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Eddie Shore, Open Net is at once a celebration of the thrills and grace of the greatest sport on ice and a probing meditation into the hopes and fears of every man.
George Plimpton (1927–2003) was the best-selling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0393022552
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0393022552
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110393022552
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 1st Edition-Stated. 1st Printing-Full # Line. Hardcover. Never read. New copy. Book bows a tiny bit-bottom board. Inside cover flap has a crease. Inside the cover is a ink smudge. Bottom page edges has a light smudge. 1st Open end paper has a small smudge that is on both sides. This book is 30 years old and is in Fine Condition. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 002700