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Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 

  • #1 in Hockey

  • #2 in Hockey Biographies

  • #8 in Winter Sports


Welcome to the website of Bryan Smith, award winning staff feature writer with Chicago magazine and author of The Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks. Here you'll find links to my greatest hits and the occasional musing about writing. 


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My Book Signings:


  • Thursday September 27,
    from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blackhawks Store, 333 N. Michigan Avenue.
    Rocky Wirtz will be signing books and anyone who buys one will be given 25 percent off their entire purchase during the event plus be entered into a raffle for two tickets to the ‘Hawks home opener


  • Saturday, 9/29 at 7 p.m. on WGN.

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