Books written by Dave Bidini

Midnight Light

September 18, 2018 | 352 pages
Bestselling and beloved author of On A Cold Road, Dave Bidini uses his stint as guest columnist at the Yellowknifer newspaper to explore the "Gateway to the North," the meaning of community, and the issues facing residents and their daily lives. As a member of the legendary band the Rheostatics, a... More Info

On a Cold Road

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 1, 1998 | 288 pages
"I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it." —Conrad Black, in his statement to the court, June 24, 2011 In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's Daily... More Info

Home and Away

Greystone Books | August 23, 2010 | 176 pages
An uplifting tale of travelling with Team Canada as they compete for the Homeless World Cup. In 2008 Dave Bidini accompanies Homeless Team Canada to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia.  More Info

Writing Gordon Lightfoot

McClelland & Stewart Limited | July 3, 2012 | 256 pages
From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival. July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a... More Info

Writing Gordon Lightfoot

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 18, 2011 | 288 pages
Uses a series of letters to contemplate the career of enigmatic Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot and reconstruct the week leading up to the pivotal 1972 Mariposa Folk Festival in Toronto.  More Info

The Best Game You Can Name

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | September 5, 2006 | 310 pages
Bidini returns to the game he loves best In 2004, Dave Bidini laced on his skates and slid onto the ice of Toronto’s McCormick Arena to play defence with the Morningstars in the E! Cup tourney. While thrashing around the ice, swiping at the puck and his opponents, Bidini got to thinking about how... More Info

Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs

Emblem Editions | October 28, 2008 | 328 pages
The strengths of Bidini’s two best-loved books, On a Cold Road and Tropic of Hockey, music and travel to unlikely places, come together in this account of his search for rock ‘n’ roll. When it looks as if the Rheostatics are breaking up after more than twenty years together, Dave Bidini is... More Info