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Book Title: Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Excursions in the Great Weird North. Will Ferguson|
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The author of the book: Will Ferguson
Edition: Canongate Books
Date of issue: August 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9781841956909
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.76 MB
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Honestly, I chose this book because of its title, a sort of Fredericks of North Dakota sort of appeal.
I've been to Moose Jaw, and have always loved the name. I also have traveled extensively in Canada, and was intrigued to read about the country that everyone seems to forget.
Will Ferguson wrote the chapters in this book over a number of years, randomly traveling hither and yon. He is a writer who captures the look, feel, history, and humor of the places he goes and, in this book, he organizes his tour from west (Victoria) to east. He hops from place to place in a somewhat random fashion (maybe chosen because of journalists' tours and family vacations?) to give the reader a sense of the interesection between people and geography. Canada is so vast: he writes of a town where no one can walk around alone because there are polar bears lurking everywhere (churchill) and of towns where the smallest break in the prairie is a town with a name on it.
Now, I want to go back to Moose Jaw, and I want to go on to eastern Canada, where I've never been before. This was a nice way to take a virtual trip: Ferguson is funny and insightful, and the pictures he's planted in my mind's eye make me wonder why I'm sitting here writing this rather than googling cheap flights to Ontario.
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Read information about the authorWill Ferguson is an award-winning travel writer and novelist. His last work of fiction, 419, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour a record-tying three times and has been nominated for both the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. His new novel, The Shoe on the Roof, will be released October 17, 2017. Visit him at WillFerguson.ca
Ferguson studied film production and screenwriting at York University in Toronto, graduating with a B.F.A. in 1990. He joined the Japan Exchange Teachers Programme (JET) soon after and spent five years in Asia. He married his wife Terumi in Kumamoto, Japan, in 1995. They now live in Calgary with their two sons. After coming back from Japan he experienced a reverse culture shock, which became the basis for his first book Why I Hate Canadians. With his brother, Ian Ferguson, he wrote the bestselling sequel How to be a Canadian. Ferguson details his experiences hitchhiking across Japan in Hokkaido Highway Blues (later retitled Hitching Rides with Buddha), his travels across Canada in Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw, and a journey through central Africa in Road Trip Rwanda. His debut novel, Happiness, was sold into 23 languages around the world. He has written for The New York Times, Esquire UK, and Canadian Geographic magazine.