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WINNER OF THE STEPHEN LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR
WINNER OF CBC CANADA READS
“Amusing, enlightening--and Canadian, and it deftly explores the Machiavellian machinations of Ottawa’s political culture.” The Globe and Mail
“This is a funny book that could only have been written by someone with firsthand knowledge of politics in Canada, including its occasionally absurd side. This is a great read for anyone thinking of running for office, and especially reassuring for those who have decided not to.” The Hon. Allan Rock, former Justice Minister and Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
TERRY FALLIS grew up in Toronto and went to McMaster University. Drawn to politics at an early age, he worked for Cabinet Ministers both at Queen’s Park and in Ottawa. His first book, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, was re-published to great reviews by McClelland & Stewart, and was selected the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads competition. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children and blogs about his writing life at www.terryfallis.com.See all Product Description
The book is witty and gives a view, although rather far fetched at times, of life in Canadain politics.Published 1 month ago by speel
It is so funny, haven't laughed so hard in a long time. So Canadian!! Loved it.Published 4 months ago by Eleanor Adams
This is a funny book, which does not obscure the fact that it is also a bitingly accurate picture of the current state of democracy in Canada. I heartily recommend it!Published 5 months ago by Kenneth Harris
This book was quite delightful! A surprise from start to finish! Well worth reading, I was very impressed with this bookPublished 6 months ago by C. Babic
Funny, clever, entertaining, and timely fiction about the Canadian system of selecting candidates for elections.Published 6 months ago by Sandy C.
It certainly doesn't have a laugh on every page like the cover indicates, but I couldn't help admiring the characters in the book and wishing that Angus (main political character... Read morePublished 8 months ago by librarylady