University at Last! Paperback – 18 Sep 2010
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About the Author
John Scott is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. Scott previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes, and Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. Scott was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a mechanical engineering degree. Scott and his wife Danielle have four daughters: Eva, Gabrielle, Estelle, and Sofia. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
John Scott entertainingly relates his story of life at York University as a 'mature' full-time undergraduate. From his first tentative steps where one feels a truly palpable sense of anxious, nervous, jittery anticipation and perhaps outright fear (?) which is similarly omnipresent at the books conclusion. I was indeed sensing and sharing those 'nerves' too as I eagerly leafed through the pages of this book.
How the 'career change' influenced the situation at home is also portrayed with all its 'awkwardness' and difficulties of which you can imagine there were a few.
The courage, the eclectic group of characters encountered, the 'chucklesome' humour, the conflicts with his suffering spouse and home life; the dread and nervous anticipation of appraisals and results and more are related with a simple, endearing and stylish flair throughout this relatively short book. It comes to a close far too quickly!
Lovely cover illustrations. I particularly liked the one on the reverse though both were very good being perfectly appropriate to the story, in fact they left one wanting for more of the same within its covers.
I have awarded it 4* rather than 5* as I would have preferred more of aforesaid (perhaps costly?) illustrations punctuating the text as chapter illustrations rather than the unusual amount of blank pages found within this already slim-ish book. I also feel it is an all too brief account which could have been meaningfully expanded upon given the rich 'cast' of characters and events. Otherwise though it was a really great read! Recommended.