#Hockeystrong: A Novel
By E. Robuck
If you fail at Pee-Wee Hockey, you fail at life. Right?
Charlie and Kate Miller are involved, supportive parents who have always loved to watch their little athlete play. Until now.
When their son Brett makes a competitive U12 ice hockey team, they have no idea how fully it will engulf their lives. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that to the dad-coach and parents around them youth hockey isn’t just for fun—it’s a way of life.
While the Millers attempt to keep perspective, they slowly find themselves spending endless hours of idle time at the rink, jockeying for the affections of a sadistic coach, keeping up on social media, and interacting with parents—including Real Housewives-like Justin and Piper and super-spirited team parents Bill and Tina—whose shared life goal seems to be Pee Wee Hockey immortality.
Irreverent and acerbic, #Hockeystrong explores the culture of youth sports, suburban politics, and parents behaving very, very badly.
"We all know THOSE sports parents, living vicariously through their children on the sidelines… Equal parts hilarious and horrifying, it’s impossible not to see people you know, or even yourself, in this timely satire.” Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Those We Love Most
“This hilarious spot-on satire takes you inside where so many of us parents get hijacked into spending our time and money—the sidelines.” Nicola Kraus, #1 bestselling co-author of The Nanny Diaries
"#Hockeystrong is a very funny, all-too-real novel about the insanity parents and other guardians face (and create) in the world of youth sports. This book is a joy for anyone who's ever wondered: What am I doing here? A pure delight to read!" Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars in Our Eyes