In his first volume of memoirs, Stompin’ Tom Connors told the story of his childhood and formative years. Hailed as “a great read” by Saturday Night magazine, Before the Fame became a huge bestseller. Now the man in the black hat is back, and he continues his amazing story. From his emergence as a Canadian legend to the present, Tom talks about his music and the hundreds of songs that resonate with Canadians from coast to coast. But despite his popularity, Tom has had to battle producers, agents and radio networks to get his passionate message across.
Lively, opinionated, alternatively funny and deeply compassionate, this is a chronicle of an extraordinary life as only Stompin’ Tom can tell it.
“This book is a gem for Stompin’ Tom Fans.” – Winnipeg Free Press
“This book is like the man himself and his music…likeable, funny and warm.” – The Edmonton Journal
“As fine a storyteller as he is a songwriter…a delightful read.” – The New Brunswick Reader
“A must for any Canadian country music fan’s library.” – Country Music News