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Bobby Orr Book Signing at The Paper Store of Framingham

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Bobby Orr to sign his memoir Orr: My Story at The Paper Store of Framingham
Bobby Orr to sign his memoir Orr: My Story at The Paper Store of Framingham

The Paper Store of Framingham to Welcome Hockey Icon Bobby Orr to a Special Book Signing on October 17, 2013

Acton, MA (Friday, October 4, 2013): If you've ever wanted to meet one of the greatest hockey legends of all time, then join The Paper Store of Framingham, MA on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.  That night, we'll be welcoming Bobby Orr to a very special book signing in celebration of his new memoir, Orr: My Story.  In this telling page-turner, Orr opens up for the first time in decades about his life and career.  Over the course of what is much more than a mere recounting of sports history and personal accomplishments on the ice, readers learn that what truly motivated Orr to write his memoir was his belief that his experiences not only as a player, but as a parent, coach, and grandparent, gave him something valuable that he wanted to share.

Orr played for the Boston Bruins from 1966 to 1076, a time during which he helped lead the team to the Stanley Cup Championship (in 1970 and 1972).  During a brief time with the Chicago Blackhawks, however, he was forced into retirement by a shattered left knee.  He still remains the only defenseman to have won the Art Ross league scoring title (an honor he received twice) and still holds the record for most points and assists at that position.  Over the course of his storied career, Orr won several prestigious awards and trophies in recognition of his unique and skillful execution of the game.  He was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame at the age of 31 - the youngest living player to receive that honor.

This memoir, however, is far more than a sports history lesson.  Orr writes: "If this book were just about nostalgia for a golden moment in hockey, or highlights from my career, I would just reinforce a version of the story that I never thought was particularly interesting.  The Norris trophies, the scoring titles, the Stanley Cups - all that is well known by now.  But like that famous photo, or the statue outside the TD Garden, they don't tell you much.  They don't speak to values or motivation.  They don't explain inspiration, or add asterisks for the people who helped me (or pushed me).  They record in the simplest way what happened on the ice, but not how I got there, or who I met along the way, and what I learned from them.  In any case, there is no question that I have been lucky beyond belief with respect to the people I have been fortunate enough to meet.  I feel that it is finally time for me to reflect on and share with you some of those people."

A handful of the influential and famous names Orr discusses in this book include Gordie Howe, Ted Williams, Arnold Palmer, and Muhammad Ali, as well as hockey giants such as Jean Beliveau, Serge Savard, Stan Mikita, Derek Sanderson, Johnny Bower, Johnny Bucyk, Terry O'Reilly, and Ken Dryden.  Though, just as important to Orr as those famous influences are his ordinary ones - his parents, family members, friends, and coaches who helped him pursue his career and shape his personal style of play.

The line for this book signing will form no earlier than 5 PM on October 17th.  The Paper Store of Framingham, Shoppers World Plaza, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701 (508-879-3142), welcomes all who wish to have their copy of Orr: My Story signed by the hockey legend himself.  Meet the man, and walk away with a very special addition to your bookshelf.  Unfortunately, no memorabilia will be signed at this event, no photography will be permitted, and no personalization beyond a signature will be allowed.

Visit ThePaperStore.com for details.
Contact Melanie Sotera, msotera@thepaperstore.com for more info.

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