Why I Hate CanadiansBook - 2007
First published in 1997, this hilarious book launched satirist Will Ferguson 's career. Challenging the notion that Canadians are "nice," the book asks, "Do we as Canadians deserve a country so great?" Tackling subjects from Canada's favorite inbred royals to the mighty beaver as national icon, from sex in a canoe to all-Canadian "superhero" Captain Canuck, Ferguson rampages across the cultural landscape. The book also provides a fast-paced, opinionated overview of telling moments in Canadian history, including its run-amok Mounties and "fun-loving days" of the country's (unacknowledged) slave trade.
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Many Canadians define Canada by what it is not: it is not the United States. In Why I Hate Canadians, Will Ferguson criticizes Canadians for what they are not. Or rather, Ferguson criticizes Canadians for not living up to his expectations. Himself a disillusioned young Canadian, Ferguson embarked on a five-year, self-imposed Asian exile. Upon returning to Canada, he produced this 220-page rant on Canadians. This tirade on the average Canadian may seem like a strange addition to a book list that seeks to celebrate Canadian talents and highlight the Canadian past. However, it is a fascinating endeavour to explore the complaints of our fellow Canadians, and to identify the truths, falsities and misperceptions of the common Canadian character.
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