Denny Boyd

Description

198 pages
Contains Photos
$24.95
ISBN 1-55054-428-4
DDC 070.92

Author

Publisher

Year

1995

Contributor

Reviewed by Robert Wiznura

Robert Wiznura is an editor and writer who is currently involved in the
revising of the Literature, Communications, and Philosophy sections of
the Canadian Encyclopedia.

Review

To Vancouverites, Sun columnist Denny Boyd is a household name. This
memoir, which opens with a remarkable sketch of the Vancouver and
Victoria of the author’s youth, provides an interesting chronicle of
Boyd’s newspaper career and his ongoing struggle with alcoholism. What
In My Own Words lacks is a candid account of the author’s personal
relationships. For example, Boyd tells us how important his children
are, but their appearances in the book are infrequent and unsatisfying.
Elsewhere the book exhibits weaknesses that Boyd shares with his beloved
Vancouver—at times a little too self-absorbed and convinced of its own
importance.

Citation

Boyd, Denny., “Denny Boyd,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/4225.