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The Sound of One Team Sucking

Mindful Meditations for Recovering Leafs Fans

Published February 2017


A hilarious self-help book for recovering Leafs fans everywhere.

We’ve all heard it. The sound of one team sucking. Our team. The Leafs. It starts as an almost imperceptible hum, a month or so after the home opener, once the shine of the new season wears off, building in intensity with each defeat until the sound explodes like the noise a star might make if you ripped its heart out. Fact is, being a Maple Leafs fan is a kind of addiction: irrational, compulsive, dependent. You can’t just quit cold turkey. You need help …

And that’s where The Sound of One Team Sucking comes in. Think of it as your own portable support group, designed to accompany you through another disappointing season (plus draft day!), and guide your recovery as you strive to live a more emotionally and spiritually balanced life. Written by Leafs addicts, The Sound of One Team Sucking is a hilarious meditation on the futility of Leafs fandom.


Christopher Gudgeon

Christopher Gudgeon is a bestselling author, award-winning screenwriter, and recovering Leafs fan. He has written twenty books, including Behind the Mask (with Ian Young), The Naked Truth: The Untold Story of Sex in Canada, and You’re Not As Good As You Think You Are: A Demotivational Guide. He’s contributed to numerous magazines, including MAD, National Lampoon, Playboy, and Hockey Illustrated. He lives in Victoria, BC.

Tavish Gudgeon

Tavish Gudgeon is a producer and screenwriter. He loves the Leafs and refuses to admit he has a problem.

Joey Mauro

Joey Mauro is a writer, sports junkie, and aspiring mamma’s boy. He likes the Leafs but thinks they should draft way more Italian-Canadians.

Yusuf Saadi

Yusuf Saadi is an award-winning poet, a Raptors lover, and a recovering Leafs fan. He is waiting for the Leafs to sign him to a PTO.

Book Details

February 2017
5x7 in
216 pp
February 2017
216 pp