Hockey Mom Summer Book Club: Hockey Moms Aren't Crazy By Jody Anderson
Summer is the perfect time to catch up some reading. Rink time has slowed down (hopefully) and long, lazy, hot days just beg for you to pick up a good book. Of course, my selections also include hockey themed books so stay tuned each week for a different title and even ones that your player might enjoy! Disclosure: I have not received compensation for this review nor did I receive a copy of this book for free.
Hockey Moms Aren't Crazy! is a non-fiction look at the life and times of a hockey mom. Jody M. Anderson, mother of 3(!) hockey players and now a hockey grandmother, has put together a book filled with hilarious quotes and stories from moms and pro players alike.
From a dad's declaration of "There's no lip gloss in hockey!" to inspired uses of old sticks, you may begin to wonder if Jody has been spying on you as a hockey parent! By far the highlight of the book is her interview with the Captain of the Miracle-on-Ice 1980 US Olympic team, Mike Eruzione. His respect for his mother may bring a tear or two to your eye and perhaps some hope that your player will speak so kindly of you in the future!
Hockey Moms Aren't Crazy is guaranteed to bring on some feelings of deja vu. You will find yourself in these pages reading about goalies who would rather use their stick for a gun on the ice as opposed to making a save and the holiday hockey traditions will have you wishing for red and green hockey tape.
As the parent of a goalie daughter, I particularly enjoyed Jody's use of both the male and female perspective in her book. I initially disagreed with the book's title because hockey moms ARE crazy...yours truly included, but then I noticed the disclaimer of "well maybe just a little bit" and that made me feel better.
This book will definitely appeal to the veteran hockey mom and give some of the rookies things to look forward to!