Is Canada Even Real?: How a Nation Built on Hobos, Beavers, Weirdos, and Hip Hop Convinced the World to Beliebe

Category: Book
By (author): Villamere, J.C.
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  HUMOR / Form / Trivia
  HUMOR / General
Audience: general/trade
Awards: A Dewey Divas and Dudes Summer 2017 pick (2017)
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book. If you've ever wondered
  • Why is the inuksuk more revered than Wheelchair Jimmy?
  • Does the iconic beaver really represent us better than The Littlest Hobo?
  • Is everyone going canoeing without me or is canoeing way less of a thing than it's made out to be?
… then this book is for you. Is Canada even real? It's a question that's being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister's assertion that Santa lives here. In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that's the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger? Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real - if only in your imagination.
From The Publisher*Is Canada Even Real? is a funny nostalgia trip for Canadians and those poor, tobboganless souls outside our maple-scented borders. This book handily stitches together a fresh national identity based on Canada's true modern icons. It's a fun history lesson, and a quirky ode to a quirky land.
Biographical NoteJ.C. Villamere, who knew how to drive a Ski-Doo by age eight, reminds you that your country is wise and weird and you're in charge of keeping it that way.