Read The Canadaland Guide to Canada Online Free - Do you think of Canada as that “nice” country with free health care, majestic woodlands, and polite people?
The CANADALAND Guide to Canada (Published in America) is an outrageous exposé of Canada’s secrets, scandals, and occasional awkward lapses in proper etiquette.
Inside, you’ll find illustrations, maps, quizzes, and charts that answer the most pressing questions about Canadian history, politics, and culture, such as:
-Canadian cuisine and sexuality: Do they exist?
-What does “sorry” actually mean?
-Justin Bieber, Rob Ford, Malcolm Gladwell: Why?
-What is Québec?
-Should I f*** the prime minister?
This absurd guide digs up everything from buried rage to buried oil, uncovering Canada’s bizarre history and shocking present. One thing is certain: you’ll never look at a Canadian the same way again.
|Title||:||The Canadaland Guide to Canada|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
February 22, 2017
In a very fitting way, this is like an inferior (and cognizant of it) AMERICA: THE BOOK.
There's a lot of interesting and funny stuff here, and it's inspired me to look into some elements of Canada's history that I'm ignorant of (Camp 210 whaaaaat?), but the whole thing is too broad to have anyth...
September 12, 2017
I like the Canadaland podcast. I think it often examines topics that go overlooked and asks some important questions.
This doesn't. This is so completely cynical and sarcastic and hateful that I get the impression Brown genuinely doesn't like a thing about Canada. I don't think I'm missing the jo...
May 20, 2017
This book tries really hard to make you feel ashamed to be Canadian. Canada is known as a polite and progressive country, and while that's generally true, we also have A LOT of skeletons in our closet. This book takes all of them out and shakes them in your face for the world to see. It dispenses...
August 17, 2017
I probably never would've picked up this book if it weren't for the ridiculous portrait of Drake snuggling a moose on the cover. My actual thought process went like this: "what the hell is this? ... Wait, is that Drake? ... Hmm, this sounds pretty funny, I guess I'll read it."
And it was pretty fu...
June 12, 2017
Who this book is for:
Young, sarcastic, caustic persons who have lived (or currently live) in Canada and enjoy SNL.
Or friends of the authors.
Who this book is NOT for:
Sunday school teachers, grandmothers, anyone looking for an honest guidebook on Canadian culture, older, respectful Canadians.
June 30, 2017
I had to read it simply for the cover. Not for those who don't enjoy crude humour, but if you do it's worth a look. Yep, I snickered a time or two at the inside, and not so inside jokes.
June 18, 2017
This would be a delightful book to read as an ex-pat who has some distance from Canadian culture but also misses it dearly. It was fun to rediscover nuggets of Canadian history that I learned years ago in high school civics and history classes and read some facts that were new to me. As a Canadal...
August 11, 2017
Jesse Brown's media criticism and political observations are frequently astute and, frankly, indispensable in the role Canadaland plays in the media landscape in this country. But he's never as clever or funny as it seems like he thinks he is. There are certainly sporadic laughs in The Canadaland...
June 14, 2017
I'm a fan of Jesse Brown's podcast ("Canadaland") and I could almost hear him as I read through this. It is hysterical at points in the way any country's history can be hilarious but the fact that we Canadians tend to have a rather strong amount of moral superiority it's great to see us taken dow...
June 16, 2017
Pretty fresh take on Canada and its history, although a bit rough take on the French language.