Michael Bryant releases his tell-all book about drinking binges and the worst night of his life

Michael Bryant releases his tell-all book about drinking binges and the worst night of his life

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Last October, former Ontario attorney general—and Toronto Life cover boy—Michael Bryant announced he was writing a memoir about his deadly confrontation with cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard, as well as his battles with alcoholism. That book, bombastically titled 28 Seconds: A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope, came out today, and, as we expected from the cocksure and ambitious lawyer, he’s all over the media circuit promoting it. Also as we expected, the book sounds a tad, er, intense. For instance, a line setting up that fateful 2009 night when Sheppard died reads, “This particular night, our wedding anniversary, was surely destined, just like everything else I touched, to turn out golden.” Dramatic irony is always good, but that’s going a little far, no?