Award-winning journalist Jean Sonmor tells the firsthand stories of men's curling legends in her famous 1991 tome, Burned by the Rock. Ten champion skips speak frankly about the sacrifices they made to keep up with the sport, the toll it took on their personal lives, the thrill of winning and the heartbreak of defeat.
A must-have for any curling fan!
Burned by the Rock
“The book is superb. Great. Sensational. You want my advice? Run, don’t walk and buy a stack of copies for holiday presents for curling friends.”
—THE CURLING NEWS
“A must for curling fans.”
—WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
“An honest, sensitive exposé of what ticks at the heart of the game.”
—THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE-HERALD
Finally, a book about the people and the dedication it takes to reach the top. Sonmor reaches for and grasps right at the heart of the game. Now maybe others will understand why we love this game so much. This book is long overdue.”
—WORLD CHAMPION/TSN COMMENTATOR RAY TURNBULL
“The curlers obviously trusted Jean and have given her stories no one knew before… there’s never been a book about curling like this one.”
—TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION COLLEEN JONES