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Shawna Richer

SHAWNA RICHER is a feature writer at the Toronto Star, and the former digital editor, with a special interest in sports, music and popular culture. She is the author of The Kid: A Season With Sidney Crosby and the New NHL, published by McClelland & Stewart and Triumph. She has more than 15,500 songs in her iTunes library: three by Andy Gibb; 56 by Justin Bieber; 1,056 by Bruce Springsteen; and 1,194 by John Mayer. She lives in Toronto.