Bear stories: All The Broken Things and bear wrestling

I went to the launch for All The Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer last night. I've been looking forward to this book for a while. I first wrote about it when Kathryn and I first realized we'd both written about bears.The launch had good people, many interesting thoughts, a tarot card reader and fifty year old canvas circus banners to name just a few things. Before the presentation started, a video of bear wrestlers played over the stage.This is what bear wrestling looked like in Cleveland, 1976.I have many thoughts and questions about bear wrestling, but I'll wait to write more when I've finished the book (I read the first page last night and am already in love with Bo and Bear).In the mean time, I'll leave you with the fantastic reviews that All The Broken Things has received in many places, including The Toronto Star and the National Post.