New on the Shelf: Ray Guy, Portrait of a Rebel by Ron Crocker

New on the Shelf: Ray Guy, Portrait of a Rebel by Ron Crocker

For immediate release

Thursday, November 22, 2021

New on the Shelf: Ray Guy, Portrait of a Rebel by Ron Crocker

Boulder Books is proud to release Ray Guy, Portrait of a Rebel by Ron Crocker. This biography is a testament and a toast to Ray Guy’s brilliant writing. It is also a compelling biography of a complex man with an incredible gift.

There was a time—not so long ago—when the rich and influential quivered with trepidation as they opened the pages of the Evening Telegram. For within that newspaper lurked Ray Guy, whose sharp satire revealed bitter truths about those who wielded power in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Guy, heralded as the real opposition to Premier Joey Smallwood, wrote with passion about the subject dearest to his heart—Newfoundland and Labrador. For decades, he wrote fearlessly and defiantly in a range of local and national media. But Guy was also a deeply troubled man, who struggled against alcoholism and depression.

Ron Crocker was a roommate and colleague of Guy in his Evening Telegram Days. Drawing on years of friendship, as well as an in-depth reading of Guy’s works and candid interviews with many of those closest to him, Crocker delivers a detailed portrait of Ray Guy.

There will be two events with Ron to launch Ray Guy, Portrait of A Rebel:

The first launch will be in Ray’s home town of Arnold’s Cove on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Arnold’s Cove Community Centre, 34 Spencer’s Cove Rd., with special guests: members of Ray’s family and columnist Bob Wakeham. Co-sponsored by the Arnold’s Cove Heritage Committee and the Town of Arnold’s Cove.

The St. John’s Launch will be on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Celestial Gallery, Geo Centre, Signal Hill Road, St. John’s, with special guests: actor Mary Walsh and Telegram columnist Bob Wakeham.

Everyone is welcome. NL COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

About the Author:

Ron Crocker worked for more than 30 years with the CBC as a journalist, producer, and executive. Ron is currently a senior investigator with the Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman.