Saturday 24 November 2012

Book Review - A Nation Worth Ranting About

I am a big Rick Mercer fan.

I loved him in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada and have not missed an episode of The Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday nights. One of my favorite parts of the show is Rick's Rant, a feature which was always the very best part of This Hour has 22 Minutes.

So I was thrilled when he put out, A Nation Worth Ranting About.

An all-new collection of furiously funny rants from the most recent seasons of the Rick Mercer Report plus three brilliantly written, previously unpublished pieces by Rick. Illustrated throughout with photos and snatches of dialogue from Rick's encounters and exploits across Canada. 

 I found the rants as funny and insightful reading them, as I did when I first heard them as he did his fast walk along the alleyways of Toronto (that the cameraman never seems to stumble or fall while walking backwards shooting the piece, all done in a single shot is amazing). To me, his rants always ring true.

I especially like the chapter he wrote about meeting his all time hero, Rick Hanson, for the first time at top a bridge to do some bungee jumping. The story is hilarious!

The book is definitely worth reading. There's not a dull section in it!

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