COVID-19: the seven biographies sports to read

COVID-19: sept biographies sportives à lire

In lack of viewing the sport on television? It is suggested that you read a little in this pandemic coronavirus, or various biographies featuring personalities from the sporting world. To you to find your account!

Open (Andre Agassi)

The biography of the tennis player Andre Agassi has had a lot of success. Bearing the title “Open”, the book has been written in collaboration with renowned journalist J. R. Moehringer. It recounts in particular the story of a young man forced by his father to play a sport he didn’t like particularly.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play (Kobe Bryant)

Without surprise, this is the biography that sells the most currently in the United States. The basketball player Kobe Bryant, superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, died last January in a helicopter accident. It will be time to leave his memories in “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play”. Available in English only.

Scotty: a life in hockey except (Scotty Bowman)

Published in 2019 Editions of the Man, the biography of the ex-coach Scotty Bowman has been written by the former warden of the Montreal Canadian Ken Dryden. If the great career of Bowman behind the bench is punctuated by many stories, one also discovers some aspects of his life, including the birth of a disabled son.

The journey of a beating (Etienne Boulay)

Even closer to home, the football player Étienne Boulay commences telling his story. He who pursues a career in television has long lived the “pedal to the floor”. He has been struggling with numerous concussions, but also some dependency to painkillers and drugs.

Head high (Derek Aucoin)

Among the most recent developments, the book “Derek Aucoin: head high,” takes advantage of a launch online this Wednesday, march 25, during the pandemic of sars coronavirus. Under the pen of the journalist of the QMI Agency Benoît Rioux, the history of the great Derek, a former pitcher in baseball became a familiar figure in the media of quebec, has something to inspire during this difficult period of confinement.

In all letters (Jacques Demers)

The course of head coach Jacques Demers is fascinating, all the more so when one considers that he has long hidden a dark secret: his illiteracy. Published in 2005 by Stanké, this biography written by Mario Leclerc always touches in the heart 15 years later. Hats off to the one who led the Canadian during its most recent conquest of the Stanley cup, in 1993.

The Warrior (Patrick Roy)

Written by his father Michel, the biography of goalie Patrick Roy, titled “The Warrior”, was published in 2007 with Free Expression. If the author is obviously a big supporter of his subject, he did not hesitate to tackle difficult periods for the guardian as his famous departure from Montreal. Slowly, but surely, Roy has been able to recover.