|By (author):||Mansbridge, Peter|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers|
|BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General|
|BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs|
|NON-FICTION / Canadian|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Size:||9.25in x 6.12in|
|From The Publisher*|
Peter Mansbridge invites us to walk the beat with him in this entertaining and revealing look into his life and career, from his early broadcasting days in the remote northern Manitoba community of Churchill to the fast-paced news desk of CBC's flagship show, The National, where he reported on stories from around the world.
"Captures-with an unerring eye for humour, delightful contradiction, national setbacks, and high achievement-the evolution of a great nation. With the skill of a celebrated journalist, Mansbridge chronicles his own rise from obscurity in Northern Manitoba to his emergence as Canada's voice covering the greatest and most consequential events around the world for four decades. This is an absolute page turner."
"This book is Peter's handshake. I'm willing to bet a penny-the book explains why pennies matter while money does not-you will be grateful to take the hand which is offered."
"Mansbridge was front and centre for so many historic events. His behind-the-scenes dispatches are fascinating, moving, and funny."
"Peter's emergence from beneath the colonial cloak that normalized injustices toward First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples to being a strident supporter of truth, justice, and reconciliation sets a path for others to follow."
"Mansbridge is more than an institution. He's a warm and thoughtful man with great stories to tell. This book is convincing evidence of that."
"When you welcome a person into your home, night after night, year after year, you figure you've gotten to know him. Millions of Canadians feel that connection to Peter Mansbridge, an intimate bond formed by trust and familiarity. Turns out, there's plenty we didn't know. Chock-full of behind-the-scenes insights into the world's major news events and revealing anecdotes about his formative years, all delivered with self-deprecating humour and sage wisdom, Off the Record is Peter at his best."
"Mansbridge treats us to the tales that journalists like best: the stories behind the stories, big and small. What do prime ministers say when the camera isn't rolling? Does being Canada's most recognized news anchor mean you can get out of a speeding ticket? Reading this book is like sitting down with a trusted old friend, who saw everything you saw-and more. Peppered with insight, reflection, and yes, a few laughs, too, Off the Record will leave you wanting to say to Mansbridge what he said to Canadians for thirty years: ‘Thanks for watching.'"
"Always a beacon of composure and trusted information, Peter is someone I have admired since I was a child. This page turner is an intimate look at his life behind the scenes with some of the world's most fascinating news stories and engaging newsmakers of our lifetimes."
Peter Mansbridge is one of Canada's most respected journalists. He is the former chief correspondent for CBC News; anchor of The National, CBC's flagship nightly newscast where he worked for thirty years reporting on national and international news stories; and host of Mansbridge One on One. He has received over a dozen national awards for broadcast excellence, including a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He is a distinguished fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto and the former two-term Chancellor of Mount Allison University. In 2008, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada-the country's highest civilian honour-and in 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is the author of the instant #1 national bestseller Extraordinary Canadians and also the national bestseller Peter Mansbridge One on One: Favourite Conversations and the Stories Behind Them. He lives in Stratford, Ontario. Follow him on Twitter @PeterMansbridge, visit him at ThePeterMansbridge.com, or listen to his daily podcast, The Bridge, with Sirius XM Canada.