The Canadaland Guide to Canada by Jesse Brown (241)

This is a book that is about Canada but is published in America. The benefit of having an American author write about Canada is that she finds all the humorous aspects of our culture and times. I just absolutely loved this book.

This guide digs up everything from buried rage to buried oil, uncovering Canada’s bizarre history and shocking present.

According to the author, we are a beige nation. Canada blurs together into a shapeless, being haze. But is that really true?

Well, no!  Especially for the regular Canadian. But being born to European parents myself, and how colourful their cooking, clothes, and colours are in their homes, I can agree to at least some of that the author is saying.

One thing is for certain, you will never look at a Canadian the same way again without snickering even a bit.

We do have a strange history according to people and cultures that are not Canadian, but which one doesn’t?

What I found absolutely hilarious is how this particular author was able to see Canadians and how certain things are really skewed if misunderstood.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Advertisements

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
This entry was posted in Canada, Culture in Canada. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s