|By (author):||Myers, Mike|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage|
|BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts|
|HUMOR / Topic / Political|
|NON-FICTION / Canadian|
|Size:||9.00in x 7.00in|
|From The Publisher*||Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 52-year relationship with his beloved Canada. |
Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But as he says: "no description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian." He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.
His hilarious and heartfelt new book is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. It is Mike Myers' funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians and what being Canadian has always meant to him. His relationship with his home and native land continues to deepen and grow, he says. In fact, American friends have actually accused him of enjoying being Canadian-and he's happy to plead guilty as charged.
A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that?' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them."
This beautifully designed book is illustrated in colour (and not color) throughout, and its visual treasures include personal photographs and Canadiana from the author's own collection. Published in the lead-up to the 2017 sesquicentennial, this is Mike Myers' birthday gift to his fellow Canadians. Or as he puts it: "In 1967, Canada turned one hundred. Canadians all across the country made Centennial projects. This book is my Centennial Project. I'm handing it in a little late. . . . Sorry."
|Biographical Note||MIKE MYERS, one of the most multifaceted performers of his generation, has brought an astonishing array of memorable characters to life in film and television as an actor, director, producer, writer and creator behind such iconic characters as Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Shrek. Myers recently made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed documentary, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming. Among his many accolades, Myers has received stars on both the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California and on Canada's Walk of Fame for his impressive body of work, and recently earned an ensemble SAG award for his memorable work in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.|