This quirky ode to a quirky land is a humorous nostalgia trip and a fun Canadian history lesson couched in a hipster quiz book.
If you’ve ever wondered
then this book is for you.
Is Canada even real? It’s a question that’s being asked more and more, thanks to our waterproof, see-through, supposedly maple-scented currency and our improbably hot prime minister’s assertion that Santa lives here.
In the age of Google Maps and #factcheck, how could the existence of Canada be questioned? And yet how could a nation that’s the home of toboggans, Drake, and KD exist in the same realm as, say, Belgium or Niger?
Is Canada Even Real? examines the cultural factors behind the twenty-first-century monolithic myth of Canada, a nation that is lovable and real — if only in your imagination.
J.C. Villamere, who knew how to drive a Ski-Doo by age eight, reminds you that your country is wise and weird and you’re in charge of keeping it that way.
Is Canada even real? As real as my arms and legs. As real as Don Cherry’s jackets. Or a Gordie Howe hat trick. I real-ly (get it?) enjoyed this book.
“Quirky but real! Ours is a wise, weird, wonderful country. Let’s celebrate the fact!,”
[A] quirky nostalgia trip for Canadians who value contributions to our national identity.
With July 1st marking Canada’s celebration of 150 years as a country, there are a slew of new books that focus on some aspect of history or culture … one that stands out bears the unlikely title Is Canada Even Real?