Paperback - Trade
5" x 7 3/4"
How to Be a Canadian
Even If You Already Are One
A new format for the little book that has become a Canadian cultural icon, still a best-seller six years after its first publication.
When Margaret Atwood suggested Will Ferguson follow up his runaway best-seller Why I Hate Can
Winner of the CBA Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and a national bestseller with more than 200,000 copies sold!
A runaway bestseller, with more than 200,000 copies sold!
"How to Be a Canadian" provides a hilarious insider's look at Canada, covering subjects as diverse as diet, sex, dating rituals, sports, politics and social rules. Sample topics include "Twelve Ways to Say You're Sorry," "Canadian Cuisine--and How to Avoid It," "How to Make Love Like a Canadian," "Canadian Family Values," "Holidays and Hijinks" and "Regional Harmony (Who to Hate and Why)."
The award-winning Ferguson brothers are, hands down, the funniest siblings in the country. Loaded with wry advice and barbed commentary, their book will teach you everything you need to know about how Canadians really act-whether you already are one or not.
Will Ferguson has written nine books-including the international bestsellers Happiness and Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. In 2002, two of Ferguson's books were shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour: How to Be a Canadian and HappinessTM (aka "Generica")--the first time in the history of the award that an author had been nominated twice in the same year. (HappinessTM went on to win and has since been published in 26 languages.) In 2005, Ferguson won his second Leacock Award for Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. The same year, he was awarded the Pierre Berton Award by Canada's National History Society.
Ferguson has lived in many parts of Canada, and his knowledge of Canadian nationalism comes from the trenches. During the 1980s, he participated in three misguided projects dedicated to fostering the Canadian spirit: Canada World Youth, Katimavik and Project MegapÃ´le. He currently lives in Calgary with his wife and their two sons.
Ian Ferguson is an award-winning playwright and humorist whose commentaries have been widely broadcast on radio and television. He is the creator of the live improvised soap operas "Die-Nasty" and "Sin City." He has directed and taught improv at Toronto's renowned Second City comedy club and is currently writing a sit-com pilot for a major U.S. television network. With his brother Will, he is co-author of the runaway best-seller How to Be a Canadian.
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