Remembering Herbie: Celebrating the Life and Times of Hockey Legend Herb Brooks
By Ross Bernstein
Forewords by: Lou Nanne and Glen Sonmor
Pages: 160 (Paperback)
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE HERB BROOKS FOUNDATION
About The Book
"Remembering Herbie" is a tribute to a man whose name is synonymous with the sport of hockey. Brooks, who died tragically in an automobile accident in August of 2003, did so much for so many in his 66 years here on this earth, and will dearly be missed. Celebrating Brooks´ life is local author Ross Bernstein, who had actually been working with the hockey legend on writing a series of motivational/self help books at the time of his passing. Wanting to honor the legacy of his friend and mentor, Bernstein decided instead to turn the project into a living memorial. The result is a wonderful new book which not only chronicles the accomplishments and achievements of a man who touched literally millions of lives throughout this world, but also a heartfelt story of an incredible person - as told through the eyes of those who knew him best. Nearly 100 people from all spectrums of Herbie´s life were interviewed for the book, including former teammates of his from St. Paul Johnson High School, the University of Minnesota and from various U.S. Olympic and National Teams. Bernstein spoke to former players of his from the Gophers, the 1980 and 2002 Olympic Teams, St. Cloud State Huskies, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins. Then, in addition to talking to friends, neighbors, acquaintances and business colleagues, Bernstein was even able to include his wife, Patti, and children, Danny and Kelly. It is a venerable who´s who of hockey and the finished product will simply blow you away. While some people opened up and poured out their emotions on what Herbie meant to them, others shared heartwarming or hilarious stories. Some laughed, some cried but they all remembered Herbie. One of our nation´s most charismatic and innovative coaches, Herb Brooks was a true American hero and a real Minnesota treasure.