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May 2006

"a puncturing of pomposity, a willingness to reveal the uncomfortable and the politically incorrect."

Literary Review of Canada, May 1, 2006
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May 2006

Me Funny "pokes a sharp-witted talking stick at Native stereotypes and issues."

Vancouver Public Library, May 1, 2006
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Me Funny

May 2006

"Me Funny begs for more examples of Native humour at work rather than at the dissection table. ...there is much in Me Funny to value, enjoy and, of course, laugh at."

This Magazine, May 1, 2006
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Me Funny

April 2006

"...a wonderful exploration into the humour of First Nations people in North America."

Tribune, The (Welland, ON), Apr 10, 2006
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Me Funny

April 2006

"...the book delivers a broad perspective of native humour from visual artists to standup comedians to live theatreand radio personalities." "Some parts are funny but Me Funny is more than that. The book is also a serious, almost educational, look [at] the nuances of aboriginal comedy and how it came to be." "Me Funny is a very inclusive anthology that invites we non-natives into the many definitions of native humour, and what makes it so very poignant, and funny." "Me Funny uses equal parts humour with education, and provides a well-balanced look at First Nations humour."

Tribune, The (Welland, ON), Apr 1, 2006
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Me Funny

March 2006

"This collection of writings, popular from the start, has been on the market now for two months and has already hone into its second printing."

Tribune, The (Welland, ON), Mar 31, 2006
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Me Funny

March 2006

"The book's strongest pieces tend to... lead by example. These, and the between-chapter jokes labelled "astutely selected ethno-based examoles of cultural jocularity and racial comicalness," collectively make the book worth its cover price."

Quill & Quire, Mar 1, 2006
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Me Funny

February 2006

"Me Funny is actually hilarious in parts, as well as thought-provoking..." "...a bitingly witty -- and wildly politically incorrect -- collection of articles from the likes of Thomas King and Thomson Highway, two of the funniest writers in Canada."

Maclean's, Feb 6, 2006
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Me Funny

February 2006

"By using humour to defuse stereotypes and dispel presumptions, more over, this fine and funny book invites listeners across conventional cultural divides. I say listeners, not just readers, because this humour draws its power from tone, pacing and repetition, the techniques of oral storytelling. It is performance on the page." "It's the performance that gives this book its energy. Performance invites everyone in, to listen. Everyone, because Me Funny is saying, "This book is funny." And as well as being a serious guide to storytelling, it IS funny. If you listen for how it tells ites stories, and can laugh alongside, then You Funny too."

Globe & Mail, The, Feb 4, 2006
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Me Funny

January 2006

"Each [contributor] offers informative, amusing - and often challenging - thoughts on the use of humour in everything from stand-up comedy and fiction to storytelling and education in Aboriginal culture. Most of the contributors agree that Vative humour pushes the envelope."

Canada.com, Jan 26, 2006
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