CLOSE
Unmasked
Unmasked

Unmasked

Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies
By Bernie Parent, By Stan Hochman, Foreword by Bobby Clarke

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

208 Pages, 8.25 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $29.95)

ISBN 9781600787614

Rights: US & CA

Triumph Books (Sep 2012)

eBook

eBook Editions Available

Will it work on my eReader?
Price: $26.95
 
Google Preview
9781600787614
Media Copy

Overview

The autobiography of a legendary NHL star
In a city known as home to some of the sporting world’s biggest stars, few have ever shined as brightly as the Philadelphia Flyers’ Bernie Parent, and this autobiography shares how he became one of the most sensational goalies in NHL history. The catchphrase “Only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent” became ubiquitous in Philadelphia as Parent won two Vezina Trophies as the league’s top goaltender, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP, and two Stanley Cup championships, but this work shows how his on-the-ice exploits were only a part of his amazing story. After suffering a career-ending eye injury in 1979, Parent’s life took a turn for the worse, a time during which he battled alcoholism and watched his marriage end in divorce. In the end, however, facing the fears that had plagued him all his life led Parent to find solace and happiness once again. In Unmasked, Parent traces his life and career from his days as a youngster learning to skate to his current role as a Flyers ambassador and public speaker. Featuring rare photos from his personal archive and accompanying text from legendary Philadelphia sports columnist Stan Hochman, this life story gives Parent’s millions of fans a never-before-seen glimpse into the life of a hockey icon.

Author Biography

Bernie Parent is a NHL Hall of Fame goaltender and one of the most popular players in Philadelphia Flyers history. He led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. He lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Bobby Clarke is a former player for the Philadelphia Flyers and a member of the NHL Hall of Fame. In retirement, he has twice served as the Flyers’ general manager and is currently the team’s senior vice president. He lives in Philadelphia. Stan Hochman is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and has been a part of the city’s sportswriting landscape for 50 years. A member of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, he has been named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year on three occasions. He was also awarded the Nat Fleischer Award as Boxing Writer of the Year, as well as a four-time recipient of the Red Smith Trophy for coverage of the Kentucky Derby. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Media

Unmasked was featured in the Collingswood Patch by Matt Skoufalos, which includes an interview with author Bernie Parent.
Bernie Parent, author of Unmasked, interviews live on Newsworks Tonight.
Unmasked was mentioned on Philly.com.
Bernie Parent, author of Unmasked, interviews on "Good Day Philadelphia" on FOX 29, WXTF-TV.
Bernie Parent, author of Unmasked, taped an interview on "The John DeBella Show."
Bernie Parent, author of Unmasked, interviewed with Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow on 610 WIP-AM.
Unmasked, was featured in conjunction with a Q&A with author Bernie Parent on the The Big Lead.

Book Signings

Past Events


Apr
07
Bernie Parent - Unmasked  ›
Mt Laurel, NJ
11:00am
Mar
17
Bernie Parent - Unmasked  ›
Mt Laurel, NJ
12:00pm
Dec
19
Bernie Parent & Jakki Clarke - Unmasked & Flyer Lives ›
Philadelphia, PA
11:00am
Dec
09
Bernie Parent - Unmasked ›
Cherry Hill, NJ
4:00pm
Dec
08
Bernie Parent & Jakki Clarke - Unmasked & Flyer Lives ›
Marlton, NJ
1:00pm
Nov
14
Bernie Parent & Stan Hochman - Unmasked ›
Philadelphia, PA
7:30pm

Press Releases

Unmasked: Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies

By Bernie Parent with Stan Hochman

Foreword by Bobby Clarke

 

CONTACT: Bill Ames ∙ Independent Publishers Group ∙ 312.337.0747 ext. 326 ∙ bames@ipgbook.com

 

~"Only the Lord saves more than Bernie Parent."


This catchphrase became ubiquitous in Philadelphia as Parent won two Vezina Trophies as the league's top goaltender, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP and two Stanley Cup championships. In a city known as home to some of the sporting world's biggest stars-few have ever shined as brightly as the Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent.

 

In Unmasked:Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies, Parent shares how he became one of the most sensational goalies in NHL history-and shows how his on-the-ice exploits are only a part of his amazing story. After suffering a career-ending eye injury in 1979, Parent's life took a turn for the worse as he found himself struggling with alcoholism and a failing marriage. Having faced his fears, conquered his demons and discovered happiness once again, Parent traces his life and career from his days as a youngster learning to skate to his current role as a Flyers ambassador and public speaker along with other poignant moments such as:

 

  • His experience playing with childhood idol Jacques Plante on the Toronto Maple Leafs in '71
  • His incredible years with the Flyers when they won back-to-back Stanley Cups in '74 and '75
  • How the Broad Street Bullies got their name and the talented players made up that team

 

Featuring rare photos from his personal archive and accompanying text from legendary Philadelphia sports columnist Stan Hochman, Unmasked gives Parent's millions of fans a never-before-seen glimpse into the life of a hockey icon.

 

About the Authors:

Bernie Parent is a NHL Hall of Fame goaltender and one of the most popular players in Philadelphia Flyers history. He led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. He lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

 

Bobby Clarke is a former player for the Philadelphia Flyers and a member of the NHL Hall of Fame. In retirement, he has twice served as the Flyers' general manager and is currently the team's senior vice president. He lives in Philadelphia.

 

Stan Hochman is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and has been a part of the city's sportswriting landscape for 50 years. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

 

 ###