How to be a Canadian: even if you already are one

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Douglas & McIntyre, Aug 1, 2003 - History - 176 pages
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It isn’t always easy being Canadian, according to Will Ferguson, but it can be a lot of fun. Asked to write a follow-up to his runaway bestseller Why I Hate Canadians, Ferguson, who’s Canadian himself, recruited his brother Ian — comedy writer and executive producer of the Canadian series Sin City and a Canadian too — to create this ultimate guide to the country's cultural quirks. The result 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, social rules — and, of course, their trademark death-defying search for the middle of any road.

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3.5 stars Will Ferguson and his brother Ian decided to write (with encouragement from Margaret Atwood) a “guidebook” on how to be a Canadian. Humourously, of course. Topics include language, food ... Read full review

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Here's another author's attempt at explaining the soul of a nation – or two, as a Québécois nationalist or some pretentious pseudo-intellectual, although reasonably, would argue. The authors, the ... Read full review


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Introduction How to Find Canada on a Map
Canada A Rich Tapestry Who to Hate and Why How to Mingle with Canadians

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Will Ferguson is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed travel memoir "Hokkaido Highway Blues; Hitchhiking japan"; and the controversial cultural critique "Why I Hate Canadians". His first three books were plucked from the slush pile. "Happiness(TM)" is his first novel and has already been translated into more than a dozen languages around the world. He lives in Calgary, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

Ian Ferguson is one of the foremost practitioners of Mokume Gane in the world. He has won several awards for his work, which is featured in public and private collections around the globe.