Dave Bidini


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in Etobicoke, Canada
September 11, 1963

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DAVE BIDINI is the author of nine books. His play, "The Five Hole Stories," was performed by One Yellow Rabbit and toured Canada in winter, 2009, and his two "hockumentaries," The Hockey Nomad and The Hockey Nomad Goes To Russia were Gemini-nominated films, and The Hockey Nomad won for Best Documentary.

Bidini is the recipient of numerous National Magazine Awards, and is a weekly columnist in The National Post. In 1994, his former band, Rheostatics, won a Genie Award for the song 'Claire' (from the film Whale Music), and two of their albums were included in the Top 20 Canadian Albums of All Time. His first hockey book, Tropic of Hockey, was named one of the Top 100 Canadian Books of All Time by McCllland and Stewart, and his baseball odyssey
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Average rating: 3.74 · 1,324 ratings · 145 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
On a Cold Road: Tales of Ad...

3.70 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Tropic of Hockey: My Search...

3.84 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Keon and Me: My Search For ...

3.99 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Best Game You Can Name

3.83 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Midnight Light: A Personal ...

3.86 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot: T...

3.28 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Around the World in 57 1/2 ...

3.94 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Baseballissimo

3.69 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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For Those About to Write: H...

3.27 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2007
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For Those About to Rock: A ...

3.52 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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“Vancouver was like a long kiss from a ponytailed girl. I left a piece of myself there.

Everybody does the first time.”
Dave Bidini, On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock

“We knew that Red Deer would be a bad gig as soon as we entered the city limits, where a giant Shell sign with the S burnt out blinked at us from a sixty-foot pole.

Welcome to HELL.”
Dave Bidini, On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock

“In Toronto, fans applaud; in Vancouver, they cheer; but in Calgary, they howl hair-raising, guttural paroxysms of zeal.”
Dave Bidini, On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock

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