Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw

Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw

Travels in Search of Canada

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Canada's celebrated humorist shares a series of funny, poignant tales of life up North, introducing readers to a varied cast of characters who live often in Canada's most out-of-the-way places. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Canada's number one humorist, routinely compared to our own Bill Bryson, has written a funny, idiosyncratic, and warmly humane book full of sly observations and witty stories culled from his travels among the people and places of our neighbors up north.
Will Ferguson spent the past three years crisscrossing Canada. In a helicopter above the barren lands of the subarctic, in a canoe with his four-year-old son, aboard seaplanes, and along the Underground Railroad, Will's travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of old Victoria.
Funny, poignant, and insightful, Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw is a provocative tribute to a land that is akin to a series of loosely connected outposts peopled with some of the most interesting folks in the world.

Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2005
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781841956527
Branch Call Number: 917.104 FERGU
Characteristics: 342 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : Alfred A Knopf Canada, 2004


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Sep 14, 2011

I have traveled across Canada, but have never seen it in the same eyes that Will has.

Initially I found the writing, long winded, but traditionally Canadian, but in the end found it quite enjoyable and enlightening for any Canadian to read and re-discover the passion of being a Canadian.

I certainly have adopted part of his theory about how Canada is not a county of cities rather a country of deposits of people. I liked the imagery.

Aug 10, 2011

Wonderful for the Canadian soul!

May 05, 2005

Humourist Ferguson takes readers on a series of journeys all over Canada, among them Victoria BC, Moose Jaw SK, Churchill MB, Thunder Bay ON, the Saguenay QC, Madawaska NB, and St. John''s NF. In search of the way to complete the statement Canada is..., Ferguson covers both historical and physical ground, presenting snapshots of our country''s many different cultures and some interesting autobiographical tidbits. Forget about finding the soul of Canada in the big cities: this book looks for -- and finds -- more in smaller, out-of-the-way areas. Laugh-out-loud funny at times, informative without being teachy, an altogether enjoyable read. Winner of the 2005 Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, Ferguson''s second.


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