Rick Mercer Report

Rick Mercer Report

The Book

Book - 2007
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Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, prepare yourself for the next big thing in publishing - Rick Mercer Report: The Book. After a decade-long absence from our book stores, Canada's preeminent satirist returns with a new collection of rants, writings, and comic encounters with the great and good of politics, showbiz, and literature. (Yes, relive Pierre Berton offering advice on rolling a joint, and Margaret Atwood showing off her hockey skills as a goalie.) Rick, a tremendous writing talent as well as a verbal one, has selected the best of his rants from the first four seasons of RMR, sprinkled in choice moments from his interviews, added a generous helping of other material that has never been broadcast, and arranged the whole into revealing themes and groupings with all-new introductions, reflections, and updates. Who knew that Stephen Harper was quite so preoccupied with gay sex? That Paul Martin could be so forgetful? That politicians could be so sleazy? Well, no doubt most of us did -- but it's wonderful to have it pointed out again by this brilliantly funny and charismatic talent.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2007.
ISBN: 9780385665186
0385665180
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 RickM-M
Characteristics: xiii, 241 p. : ill.

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c67macdonald
Jul 29, 2016

A Canadian Iconic figure and a expert in some ways and not only can you enjoy his brand of political satire/ humour most self-effacing. He has inspired many with his antics and fearlessness in tackling subjects that are generally not ever spoken about with intelligence, wit and biting sarcasm.

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Marca1971
Feb 02, 2010

Canada's answer to Al Franken has something to say about pretty much anything that has happened on the Hill over the last decade. Really enjoyed this as it was like a walk down memory lane with the political landscape described along the way. Very funny and also educational - pertinent in our currently prorogued parliament times!

neko Sep 24, 2009

Rick takes the sport of politics to new heights and along the way makes us laugh. Well done!

December 2009 Non-Fiction book club selection

beckz Jan 16, 2008

If you have just caught a glimpse of Rick Mercer in any of his rants from This Hour, Interviewing Americans, or the RMR then when you pick up this book - you can hear his voice as you read! Not that I am interested in all the actual topics but was fun to read (and learn a thing or two) reading and hearing Rick's voice through the book.

Also easy to read since broken into individual rants and not too lengthy to read one here and there.

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