The Canadaland Guide to Canada

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Do you think of Canada as that “nice” country with free health care, majestic woodlands, and polite people?

Think again.

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.
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About the author

Jessie Brown is a journalist and public irritant. The creator of the #1 Canadian podcast, CANADALAND, he has won awards for humor and investigative reporting. The existence of his wife and children may humanize him to some degree. Follow him on Twitter @JesseBrown.

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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 2, 2017
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256
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ISBN
9781501150654
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English
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Humor / Form / Parodies
Humor / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Humor / Topic / Politics
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This content is DRM protected.
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