Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent

Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent

A New York Times bestselling author takes a rollicking deep dive into the ultra-competitive world of youth hockey Rich Cohen, the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse and Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football, turns his attention to matters closer to home: his son's elite Pee Wee hockey team and himself, a former A New York Times bestselling author takes a rollicking deep dive into the ultra-competitive world of youth h...

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Title:Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent
Author:Rich Cohen
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Genres:Sports
ISBN:Pee Wees
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent Reviews

  • Amar Pai
    Feb 17, 2021
    This guy is really into hockey ...
  • Rosemary
    Jan 28, 2021
    One year in the life of a PeeWee hockey father in Ridgefield, CT, his point of view of the season of his son?s PeeWee A team, cold steel on ice. There are moments of joy and humor that all youth hockey players and parents will appreciate, but perhaps the author should have listened...
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    Jan 24, 2021
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    Feb 14, 2021
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    Feb 04, 2021
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    Feb 06, 2021
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  • Amy
    Jan 30, 2021
    I really enjoyed this book, though as a hockey parent and board member, it hit a little close to home in certain parts. Accurate depiction of hockey parents and how even though we know we are crazy, we just can't help it. The upside is, everyone seems to settle down a little bit b...
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    Feb 07, 2021
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    Jan 12, 2021
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  • Tom
    Nov 06, 2020
    A quick, easy and enjoyable read that will ring true to anyone who has been involved in youth sports, whether parent, coach or player. Rich Cohen is a hockey dad who cares a lot about his son's team -- maybe, like so many parents, too much. In fact, he had to take time off from th...
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    Feb 04, 2021
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    Feb 15, 2021
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  • Kym
    Feb 14, 2021
    I?ll begin with my own confession: I was a hockey parent myself. A hockey mom, to be exact. Although it?s been 10 years now since my own son graduated from high school and ended his hockey career, his years in travel (and then high school) hockey remain happy memories (with great s...
  • Sara Goldenberg
    Feb 06, 2021
    It was fun to read something totally different than usual! ...
  • Linda
    Feb 07, 2021
    My son played hockey. He LOVED that sport. His boys play hockey. I have loved watching them play. This book was so true to many experiences that players and parents go through together during a season. For those of you who love any sport, this book is a great read. The take away for me...
  • Luke
    Jan 14, 2021
    Need to call this out for what it is: another wise parent with ?special knowledge? knowing more about his child?s coaches and his child succeeding despite these other folks. Although he readily admits to the insanity of hockey parents, I am curious as to his self-examination ...
  • Dave
    Feb 18, 2021
    I am a hockey dad and a parent coach. Cohen gives a good window into how crazy hockey families are. He is right that some coaches favor their kids and others are extra hard on their own kids. I often times find it hard to be in the stands with the other parents. However in attending 10...
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    Jan 28, 2021
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  • Sheila McCarthy
    Jan 19, 2021
    Um, where are the stars? Nevertheless, a good book. Well-written ... Not too technical, nicely focused ... Author does not do what many other writers do: use his son's experience as a jumping off point for his story, but he does weave in some important hockey (and sports) history....
  • Melissa  Brengel
    Feb 18, 2021
    I am a hockey mom from a hockey family. I have three kids and they all play. Although I can relate to every parent and coach he writes about, it annoyed me how horrible a hockey parent he is/was. Going after one of the coaches because he didn't think his son got enough play time a...
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    Jan 23, 2021
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  • Brett Heyman
    Jan 30, 2021
    3.5/5 but extra credit for being self aware throughout. This book made me care about a youth hockey season for a bunch of kids I?ve never met. It infuriated me reading about the hockey parents, particularly the parent coaches. And at the end I wanted more of it. Some of the hockey ta...
  • EVAN
    Feb 03, 2021
    "Pee Wees" is a great book and should probably be required reading for any parent whose kid is involved in any sort of competitive activity - hockey, dance, debate. He brings to life an entire season in the lives of these kids and their parents, from the tryouts through the s...
  • John Guy
    Jan 22, 2021
    An excellent work of creative nonfiction which masterfully captures the simultaneous thrill of hockey and agony of parenting in a devastating tale not dissimilar to Heart of Darkness. As a hockey parent myself, it hit chords I didn't realize I could feel in regard to the agonizing...
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    Feb 04, 2021
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  • Liz Davidson
    Jan 29, 2021
    3.5 stars This was a very enjoyable, quick read. I would have liked to see Cohen actually absorb the lesson that it's "all about fun," but it was hilarious to read his descriptions of himself and the other parents getting way too into this. It does seem like it would ...
  • Jimmy Hull
    Nov 07, 2020
    Gets the cold hard essence of the thing. And funny as hell. Great book for any and all sports moms and dads and aunts and uncles and cousins. ...
  • Kristen Sweitzer
    Feb 08, 2021
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  • Michael Bell
    Jan 25, 2021
    I enjoyed reading the book from start to finish. As a hockey dad, I could certainly relate to what was going on in the book. I haven't experienced some of the parental stuff, but I have definitely heard of it!! I enjoyed reading the book from start to finish. As a hockey dad, I...
  • Tom Carey
    Feb 05, 2021
    The names have changed to protect the guilty. I have two kids who play hockey in Fairfield County and have visited the Winter Garden many times. His book is accurate in the craziness of the parents watching youth hockey. It is a roller coaster of emotions every season. He hits the ...