Shift Work

Shift Work

Book - 2015
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"From hockey's most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other--passionate, funny, and candid, Shift Work chronicles Domi's sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL. Making it through a single fight as an enforcer in the NHL is a sign of toughness. Making it through 333 of them is a mark of greatness. Whether it was on the ice or off it, Tie Domi was driven to be the best at his job and was gifted with an extraordinary ability to withstand pain. He made a career out of protecting the people around him and became known as someone who would stand up for the people who needed it most. Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Domi found success from an early age on the field and the rink. A gifted athlete in whatever sport he played, Tie eventually focused his sights on hockey. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates. Tie's reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn't long before he ranked among the game's most feared--and fearless--enforcers. From New York to Winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite in whatever city he played. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one as he evolved into a respected leader who was never afraid to tell it like it was. In Shift Work, Tie recounts the ups and downs of his life on and off the ice, showing what he has learned and how he has grown as both a player and a person. He offers insight into the most memorable points of his career, sharing his successes and mistakes with unparalleled honesty. Shift Work shows Tie Domi as he is--a devoted father and friend, a valued and loyal team player, a magnetic personality, and an athlete of immense skill and courage."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Simon and Schuster Canada, 2015
Edition: Simon and Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781476782508
Branch Call Number: 92 D7131s 2015
Characteristics: 227 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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tomato May 24, 2016

Interesting book, but he really hits you every few pages with the "how to treat people" line. I got it after the first few times, Tie!

Feb 24, 2016

Growing up in the 90s, Tie Domi was one of my all-time favourite hockey players. Despite his smaller frame, he was fearless in battling some of league's toughest enforcers from Rob Ray to Donald Brashear. A folk hero for much of working-class Toronto, he could seemingly do no wrong as he racked up thousands of penalty minutes defending his teammates. So when I heard that he published his autobiography, I definitely wanted to check it out. For the most part, I really enjoyed the stories he tells about the famous fights against Bob Probert - hockey's equivalent of Ali vs Frazier - or the incident where he duked it out with a Flyer fan in the penalty box. And his words of advice on how to treat people, no matter what their station is in life, certainly resonated with someone like me who is in the customer service industry. My only critique was that I wish more had been dedicated to his dealings with Leafs GM John Ferguson, who he clearly doesn't like. As a key turning point in the history of the team, it would have been interesting for him to expand on how Toronto went from a playoff contender to a laughingstock over the past decade. Other than that, the behind-the-scenes anecdotes are phenomenal and his life story growing up in Belle River was certainly interesting to read. As someone who has transitioned nicely from hockey player to businessman, I have an enormous amount of respect for Domi and what he has done both on and off the ice.


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