How to Be A Canadian

How to Be A Canadian

Book - 2007
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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 Canadians with a "tongue-in-cheek guidebook for newcomers on how to be Canadian," Will thought it was a swell idea, and he quickly recruited his brother, comedy writer Ian Ferguson , creator and executive producer of the television series Sin City . Together, the Ferguson brothers have created the ultimate guide to Canadian cultural quirks.

This is a hilarious inside look at that unique species, the Canadian, and their thoughts on such diverse subjects as beer, sex, dating rituals, sports, politics, religion -- and, of course, their trademark death-defying search for the middle of any road. Over 200,000 copies of this guide have been sold north of the 49th parallel.

Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, c2007.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9781553653110
Branch Call Number: 819. 7 FER 2007
Characteristics: 275 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Ferguson, Ian 1959-

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amyottep3
Oct 30, 2012

I read some passages of this book to my Egyptian friend who had just come to Canada. We both laughed out loud at it's hilarity and truthfulness. My friend hates reading, but found this book to be absolutely hilarious.

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HereHere
Aug 02, 2012

Not my style of writing or comedy. Eg.
"Two loonies = one toonie Two loonies = about 50 cents U.S."
What's funny about that!? That was on p.2 of the introduction, and I didn't get much farther than that.

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GMorry
Nov 04, 2011

It was OK - not laugh-out-loud funny. I was put off by the fact that Ottawa was completely overlooked.

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eeLmon
Apr 01, 2009

This is a hilarious inside look at that unique species, the Canadian, and their thoughts on such diverse subjects as beer, sex, dating rituals, sports, politics, religion-and, of course, their trademark death-defying search for the middle of any road.

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