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Fills in the GapsMarch 29 2014
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
An interesting read that fills in the enormous information void regarding Charlie Farquharson. As a more recent Parry Sound resident I was aware that the town was once well known as the 'hometown' of the country philosopher Charlie. I had even seen Charlie from time-to-time on television over the years and enjoyed his shtick. But that was pretty much it.
This book tells the story of Charlie and his creator Don Harron. It proves that as my high school football coach told us, "if you work hard enough, and long enough, you may need some success". Charlie is far from a fluque but rather the product of years of hard work and networking by a serious performer and playwright.
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the book was the name dropping. I never realized how many successful performers had worked their way up from the bottom.
It's a shame that Parry Sound has never embraced Charlie Farquharson. His social insights are much richer than what passes for wisdom these days.