Eddie Olczyk at Anderson's Bookshop
Anderson's Bookshop is proud to welcome hockey legend Eddie Olczyk to celebrate his new book, "Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and Life," a moving memoir from one of the country's most beloved sports commentators and most recognizable names in American hockey.
Join us for a book signing event to celebrate the new book! Your ticket includes a copy of the new book and admission to the signing line for up to four family members.
This is a signing line event. Each ticket includes a copy of the book and admits up to four family members. Books purchased at other vendors are not permitted. There will be no memorabilia signed at this event.
Your ticket number/seat number is your reserved place in the signing line. You will line up in order of that number and then get to meet the authors and have a quick picture taken. This order is not based on when you arrive! Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.
Here's what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for up to four family members
A copy of the new book handed to you when you arrive
A reserved place in the signing line and a photo of you with the author
Here's what you shouldn't expect:
An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
A presentation or book talk
A personalization in the book
A signature on any memorabilia
The seat number is actually your assigned place in the signing line. There are no assigned seats for this event.
See you there!
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.
More about the book:
When Eddie Olczyk looks at his life, he can't believe how many times he's beaten the odds. At age sixteen, he was selected for the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team, and four months after the competition ended he was drafted in the first round by his hometown Chicago Blackhawks. He played alongside Mario Lemieux and Mark Messier and saw his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. He's brought hockey into American homes as one of the most recognizable voices of the sport, and he's even become a respected analyst in the world of horse racing, thanks to his talent as a bettor Olczyk once won more than $500,000 picking the winners of six consecutive races while wagering only $168. But perhaps there is no greater example of Eddie O. beating the odds than in 2018 when he went into remission eight months after being diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. He will readily admit that this was the greatest victory of his life. This memoir is an honest and emotional account of everything Olczyk has experienced: the sacrifices his parents made so he could pursue a career in the NHL, the joy of playing for the Hawks, the mental and physical stress involved in the life of a professional athlete, the incredible moments he's called from the broadcast booth, and the profound lessons learned while battling cancer.
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