Ep 117: Kathleen West – Olympic Dreams to Hockey Mom Anxiety in Home or Away

 Today my guest is Kathleen West, author of Home or Away, an incisive look at toxic friendships, old alliances, and over competitive parenting in organized youth and elite hockey as two former Olympic hopeful pass along their love of the game-and the rest of their baggage-to the next generation.



“A gloriously entertaining plunge into the ultra-competitive world of youth sports and the lengths we go to for the kids and game we love.”New York Times bestselling author KJ Dell’Antonia


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About the Author:

Kathleen West is a veteran school teacher. She graduated with a degree in English from Macalester College and holds a master’s degree in literacy education from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Minneapolis with her A+ human family and two B- dogs.

You can find out more about her books at her website https://www.kathleenwestbooks.com/.


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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