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True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice [Paperback]

Mariko Tamaki
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Book Description

April 26 2002
The unsuspecting public is in for a treat in this book as Mariko Tamaki shares humour, sensitivity, love, joy, pain, social commentary, and complaints (about everything and everyone and all places, spaces, evens and things). Her in-your-face humorous commentary on social life is innovative, clever, intelligent, artistic and sweet. The sweetness comes at the reader in a subliminal way, so that it is upon reflection that the warmth from the heart washes over you. Tamaki's love of the world and the people in it shines in her work. Even as she takes pot shots at social behaviour, there lies at the core of the work a feeling of deep, soft love. One moment, you will howl with laughter until the tears run from your eyes. By the next line of True Lies, you will find yourself reflecting on the social implications of the topics Tamaki raises. This writer's gift as an orator and writer lies in her capacity to disarm the reader, using humour as a great leveller. She brings the reader face to face with idosyncracies, prejudices, conservatism, hostilities, narrowness of vision and all of the small (and large) negative behaviours that make life difficult.

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"A huge talent has arrived. Mariko Tamaki mines her urban demi-monde with bad-ass candour and comic genius." -- Jane Farrow, Canadian writer, producer, and filmmaker

"If I were as funny as Ms. Tamaki, I'd take my act on the road and score some tail." -- R.M. Vaughan, writer Xtra Magazine

Tamaki's new book on queer urban girldom is an easy, breezy and funny collection of mini rants and melancholy musings -- Leah Rumack, Now Magazine

About the Author

Mariko Tamaki is well respected as a performer and writer. Her first book Cover Me was published by McGillian Books in 2000. She has performed at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Strange Sisters and at Nightwood Theatre's FemCab. She is a founding member of the Corporate Wet Nurse Association (a secretarial performance duo) and Pretty, Porky and Pissed Off (a fat activist collective). Her work has had wide exposure, appearing in Blood and Aphorisms, Fireweed, Xtra, Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms and She's Gonna Be.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining! Aug. 9 2002
By Allison
Format:Paperback
Bottom line: this book is *funny*.
It takes quite a bit to get me to laugh out loud, in real life and particularly in print, but this book did it.
My enjoyment was probably enhanced by the fact that I live in the same city as the author and so have personal experience to back up some of her stories with.
Though it is a fair bit of $$$ for a very short read (a couple hours) and definitely not for one easily offended or searching for serious social commentary, this book is worth reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining! Aug. 9 2002
By Allison - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Bottom line: this book is *funny*.
It takes quite a bit to get me to laugh out loud, in real life and particularly in print, but this book did it.
My enjoyment was probably enhanced by the fact that I live in the same city as the author and so have personal experience to back up some of her stories with.
Though it is a fair bit of $$$ for a very short read (a couple hours) and definitely not for one easily offended or searching for serious social commentary, this book is worth reading.
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