Vinyl Cafe Unplugged

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Penguin, 2001 - Canadian wit and humor - 255 pages
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Bestselling author and radio storytelling sensation Stuart McLean revisits the heartwarming and hilarious friends from his iconic Vinyl Cafe.
Dave and his wife Morley would no doubt tell you that life is what you make it. Unfortunately for them, that means a compilation tape of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle. That's not to say that there is anything particularly unusual about the family and friends at the Vinyl Cafe. After all, who wouldn't try to toilet-train a cat? Who hasn't started a small home fix-it job only to set fire to the walls? Created mass hysteria at a school concert? Lost an aging relative while visiting our nation's capital?
"Vinyl Cafe Unplugged" is a warm and delightful collection of stories following the common foibles and everyday absurdities of family life.

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What happens when the woman of the house wants an electrical outlet near the table for plugging in the toaster – and man of the house decides to surprise her by doing it himself? Is the school ... Read full review

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A wonderful collection of stories that range from laugh out loud funny to gently poignant. The exploits of Dave and Morley, their kids, Sam and Stephanie, Arthur the dog and Galway the cat are told ... Read full review


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Andrew Stuart McLean was born in Montreal, Canada on April 19, 1948. He received a bachelor's degree from Sir George Williams University in 1971. He moved into radio broadcasting after managing a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation journalist's successful campaign for the Montreal City Council. His early career involved producing documentaries for Sunday Morning, a current affairs program on the CBC's main English radio network. He was best known for his long-running weekly variety radio show The Vinyl Café. The show was first broadcast in the summer of 1994 and stopped production in late 2015 because of his cancer diagnosis. He wrote 11 books of stories from the program and won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times. He taught journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto for 20 years. He died on February 15, 2017 at the age of 68.

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