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The Making of Stripmalling: Way of the Smock Episode 1 of 4

  “Who am I, Margaret Atwood? No. I’m Jon Paul fucking Fiorentino.” This is just hysterically funny if you’re a fan of Canadian literature. Or if you just appreciate silly humour. P.S. Roland Michener was the Governor General of Canada from 1967 to 1974. Jon Paul Fiorentino is a badass.  

Books · Eating · Food and Drink · Poetry · Television · Toronto

A sensory overload of a day

        After a leisurely day of sitting at home and writing, and feeling the entire time that I needed to get to work, I finally learned that we were a day late on an ad I was supposed to design for the National Post, so I rushed across town to the office to… Continue reading A sensory overload of a day

Books · Non-Fiction

Rifke: Matzah Balls of Fun

Last evening was the launch of Rosalie Sharp‘s memoir Rifke: An Improbable Life (this Amazon.ca link features the old cover) Almost everyone from ECW Press (except for those who are at the London Book Fair and presently rocking it in Thailand) was present, with their shiniest shoes and sharpest ties on. There was a 600-strong… Continue reading Rifke: Matzah Balls of Fun