Julie Bertuzzi, the wife of NHL player Todd Bertuzzi and Hockey Mom extraordinaire, presents us with twenty hilarious portraits of the Hockey Moms we kw and love. The perfect gift book for all seasons. Straight-shooting, observant, and uproarious, Julie Bertuzzi's Hockey Mom s is an irreverent look at the many kinds of moms you are sure to find in the ice rinks, on the road, and in the hotel bars at tournaments across this hockey-loving continent. While always applauding the dedication of moms who support their players -- at early morning practices and on long drives to and from tournaments, in the triumph of a big win and the heartache of a big loss -- Bertuzzi pokes fun at herself and her fellow Hockey Moms, and brings alive the many characters she has observed during her years of experience as a Hockey Mom herself. Whether it's Big Mouth Betty shrieking from the stands, the Drama Queen stirring up trouble in the bar after a tournament game, Team Manager Mom with her clipboard and team jacket, the Yodeler, or the Leaner, readers will recognize and delight in these familiar profiles. This is a quick, funny read and a must-have book for Hockey Moms, and those who love them, everywhere.
JULIE BERTUZZI is guilty of fitting into numerous Hockey Mom categories. She is the wife of NHL player Todd Bertuzzi and mother of 2 hockey players: her daughter, Jaden, a beautiful and burly right winger and her son Tag, a mini version of his father, with his mom's stellar looks. ANTHONY JENKINS joined the Globe and Mail in 1974, drawing editorial cartoons, caricatures, and illustrations. During the 1980s he also began writing for the the paper. He lives in Toronto. Visit him at www.jenkinsdraws.com.