Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada

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Canongate, May 5, 2005 - Humor - 342 pages
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Canada's number one humorist, routinely compared to our own Bill Bryson, has written a funny, idiosyncratic, and warmly humane book full of sly observations and witty stories culled from his travels among the people and places of our neighbors up north.
Will Ferguson spent the past three years crisscrossing Canada. In a helicopter above the barren lands of the subarctic, in a canoe with his four-year-old son, aboard seaplanes, and along the Underground Railroad, Will's travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of old Victoria.
Funny, poignant, and insightful, Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw is a provocative tribute to a land that is akin to a series of loosely connected outposts peopled with some of the most interesting folks in the world.

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User Review  - sageness - LibraryThing

Right, so Will Ferguson's apparently a columnist of some kind who writes occasional books about Canada. This one is a series of trips across the country from west to east. The best parts are where he ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

An interesting mix of travelogue, history, humour and personal/family memoir. I enjoyed the glimpses of different parts of Canada and the theory about Canada being a nation of outposts. A lot of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Will Ferguson was born in Fort Vermillion, Alberta. His debut book Why I Hate Canadians was a national bestseller. Recently, he published the bestselling Bastards and Boneheads and Canadian History for Dummies. Ferguson is also the author of the critically acclaimed travel narrative Hokkaido Highway Blues, as well as the budget traveller's favourite The Hitchhiker's Guide to Japan.

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