The Beaverton Presents “Glorious and Free” by Luke Gordon Field and Alex Huntley (83)

There is a new media empire in Canada. And unlike others, it is honest about being fake news. Its satirical headlines have been misinforming Canadians across the country and the world, using parody to shine a light on the nation.

What started as an immensely popular online newspaper let to a hit TV show delivering biting commentary on Canadian culture, politics, and the biggest news stories.

Now, in its first book, The Beaverton looks back over Canada’s past to show how we became the ridiculous nation we are today.

Through the lens of the venerable Beaverton, one of Canada’s oldest and proudest newspapers, the editors share the headlines and articles that defined the times.

From the challenging days of colonization to the earliest days of nationhood, from war heritage right up to the twenty-first century, this is Canada like you’ve never seen it.

This book is hilarious as it is serious. It addresses the crisis in misinformation that we all experience in Canada.

I loved this book.  It is eye-opening and honest. It is a raw look at our culture and times.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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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.
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