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Hell raising account of a superstar in turmoil with himself,
This review is from: Playing with Fire (Paperback)
Fleury was (and maybe still is) a superstar of the NHL. A player with fire in his play that comes from demons inside his soul.
This book gives an account of what it was like for him as a child growing up in Russel with parents who were dysfunctional to say the least, and how a coach, whom he trusted abused the trust mentally and physically. From childhood to adulthood and the consequence of his inner demons driving him to alcohol and drug abuse, Fleury gives a fairly detailed account, without pulling any punches about the impact on him, the people around him and the teams he played for.
Fleury now appears to be at peace with himself, and repairing the damage he has done to all around him, so hats off to him!
I really enjoyed the book, and could relate to the hockey part of this as a former player myself, maybe there was a little too much arrogance in the book, but hey, thats what makes professional superstars different.