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Measuring Up: A Memoir of Fathers & Sons

A tender memoir of fathers and sons, love and loss, and learning to fill boots a size too big.

Dan Robson’s father is a builder, a fixer. A man whose high-school education is enough not only to provide for his family, but to build a successful business. Rick Robson holds things up. When he dies, nothing in his son’s world feels steady anymore. In a very real sense, the home his father had built is suddenly fragile. Without its natural caretaker, the house will fall to pieces—and his family shows all the same signs of crumbling.

Tender and unflinching, Measuring Up is a story of love, mourning, and what it means to use your calloused hands to make the world around you a better place to live.

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AVAILABLE NOW

Measuring Up: A Memoir of Fathers & Sons

A tender memoir of fathers and sons, love and loss, and learning to fill boots a size too big.

Dan Robson’s father is a builder, a fixer. A man whose high-school education is enough not only to provide for his family, but to build a successful business. Rick Robson holds things up. When he dies, nothing in his son’s world feels steady anymore. In a very real sense, the home his father had built is suddenly fragile. Without its natural caretaker, the house will fall to pieces—and his family shows all the same signs of crumbling.

Tender and unflinching, Measuring Up is a story of love, mourning, and what it means to use your calloused hands to make the world around you a better place to live.

BOOKS

Measuring Up book cover

Measuring Up

Crossroads cover

Crossroads

Bower book cover

Bower

Killer book cover

Killer

Quinn book cover

Quinn

Change Up book cover

Change Up

The Crazy Game book cover

The Crazy Game

ABOUT DAN

Dan Robson is a senior enterprise writer for The Athletic.

He has won a National Magazine Award and a National Newspaper Award for his writing. He is the author of the national bestseller Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend, which was longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for literary nonfiction. His book Bower: A Legendary Life won the Ontario Historical Society’s Creighton Award for best biography. He is also the co-author of The Crazy Game (with Clint Malarchuk), Change Up (with Buck Martinez), and Killer (with Doug Gilmour), all of which were bestsellers. Dan is an instructor with the RTA Sports Media program at Ryerson University. He lives in Toronto.

“Sportswriting is a great deal more than explaining the game or having the numbers to hand. It's the ability to take you into iconic moments and lives we've all watched from a distance, and show you why they mattered. It's a gift. Like few others at work today, Dan Robson has that gift.”

Cathal KellyThe Globe and Mail
Dan & family

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