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Don’t Leave Basketball on RRC Grad’s Buffet

May 26, 2011

Something tells us Nadine De Lisle's son wishes he'd been a little more neat and discreet as a teen.

De Lisle, a graduate of RRC's Creative Communications program, recently released a self-published memoir detailing her experiences as a single mom raising a sometimes surly, sometimes sloppy teenager.

There's a Basketball on my Buffet! is a collection of first-person essays about De Lisle's relationship with her son, 25-year-old Brett Delisle-Boughen (now a linebacker for the Manitoba Bisons).

The Winnipeg Free Press described the essays as "honest, self-deprecating snapshots of motherhood during Brett's teen and young-adult years, interwoven with memories of (Nadine's) own Winnipeg childhood and interior monologues of worry, guilt, pride and bewilderment."

De Lisle, a provincial government employee (shown at right with Brett in a Free Press photo), launched the book in April with a reading at McNally Robinson Booksellers. She's encouraging other mothers to share their stories at her blog: http://motherofason.wordpress.com.

Click here to read the entire Free Press profile.

Click here for more information about RRC's Creative Communications program.

In other publishing news, RRC grad-turned-professional wrestling star Chris Jericho (CreComm, 1990) has released a sequel of sorts to his first autobiography, called Undisputed: How to Become World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps

Jericho's first book, the 2007 release A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex, detailed his early years and attempts to break into the world of professional wrestling. In the new book, Jericho touches on his struggles to gain prominence in the WWE after leaving the World Championship Wrestling roster, as well as his rivalries with fellow wrestlers The Rock, Triple H, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, and with WWE head Vince McMahon.

Jericho recently left the wrestling world to focus on his book tour, a stint on TV's Dancing with the Stars, and his side career as frontman for the heavy metal band Fozzy.