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Renowned Sports Journalist Revists his Roots in the Prairies this Fall!

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jim Taylor, one of western Canada’s most practiced sports journalists, will visit the prairies this fall to speak about life in the press box in his frank and funny memoir, “Hello, Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!”: My Life in the Wonderful World of Sports. Taylor’s book discusses everything from his early days as a reporter to his love of the CFL to some of the most notable events in sports history.

A former resident of Winnipeg, Jim Taylor returns to Manitoba this fall to speak about his memoir. Don’t miss a candid reading and talk by the author on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Polo Park. Please phone 204-943-8376 for more information.

Taylor, a past columnist at the Calgary Sun, will also visit Alberta for a reading and talk at the Calgary Public Library, Central Branch, on Thursday, November 6th at 6:00pm. The Central branch is located at 616 Macleod Trail SE and Jim will be in Meeting Room #1. Please phone 403-260-2620 for more information.

A book signing will also be held on Friday, November 7 from 4:00-6:00pm at Audrey’s Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue NW, in Edmonton. Please phone 780-423-3487 for more information.

“Hello, Sweetheart? Gimmie Rewrite!” relives some of the memorable sporting moments that highlight Taylor’s career, which began in 1954 when seventeen-year-old Taylor was a student reporter for Victoria’s Daily Colonist. Approximately 7,500 five-a-week columns, three times as many radio shows and twelve books later, Taylor’s writing has earned him membership in the CFL and BC Sports Halls of Fame and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada. He has also written biographies with Rick Hansen, Wayne Gretzky, Igor Larinov and Matt Dunigan.