Boy Wonders by Cathal Kelly | Book Review

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Pages: 272
Publication: Doubleday Canada
Release date: September 25, 2018
How I got the copy: Penguin Random House Canada
Rating: 4/5

I’m fascinated by nonfiction. Particularly with memoirs and autobiographies. I love knowing how people interpret and process moments and situations in life. I also love hearing people’s stories and getting deep in conversations.

Boy Wonders is a good reminder that everyone is going through something, regardless if you can see it on the outside or not.

I had the pleasure of meeting Cathal Kelly in October of 2018, close to the release date of this book. Prior to going to the event I didn’t know anything about Cathal Kelly and while at the event I learned a little bit of who he is. He’s a sports columnist at The Globe and Mail in Toronto, which peaked my interest but that also didn’t completely answer the question to me. Who is Cathal Kelly and why did he write a memoir. Looking back at it now, I have no idea if he explained more of who he is and I missed it or if that’s his pitch for himself. But looking online (and his author bio on his book) that’s the only way he’s described.

It’s mysterious. He doesn’t have an online presence, he writes about sports at The Globe and Mail and decided to write a memoir opening up about his life, which is smart but also who’s listening? It wasn’t until a little while ago that I heard he was a known name in sports but I can’t confirm or deny the statement.

I’m not a sports person. I know almost nothing about sports but I was curious about Cathal Kelly’s memoir once it was brought to my attention. I love stories and hearing people’s life stories. If you’re the same and don’t have a clue to who the author is I can vouch that you could still enjoy Boy Wonders.

Boy Wonders is a humorous and eclectic essays of growing up and finding oneself set in the 70s and 80s in Toronto.


*A copy of this book was provided by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*