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Humor Essays

Shoelaces Are Hard

And Other Thoughtful Scribbles

by (author) Mike McCardell

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Nov 2018
Essays, General, Celebrity & Popular Culture
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2018
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Mike McCardell’s instinct for finding the perfect story at just the right time has led him to a lifetime of great scoops and gripping tales as an author and Vancouver news icon. Years of chasing and reporting human-interest stories have honed his ability to see the deeper meaning behind the everyday, and to capture the universal and familiar in even the strangest and most outlandish events. With this open-hearted approach, McCardell has become a master of weaving stories that are uplifting, compassionate and full of his signature brand of humour.

It is no wonder then that so many of the stories from his bestselling books have become old favourites, to be reread and enjoyed over and over again. In Shoelaces are Hard, McCardell delivers brand-new stories in his classic format, to join other much-loved titles like Unlikely Love Stories, The Blue Flames That Keep Us Warm and Everything Works on the shelf. With a fresh batch of quirky and inspiring tales, Shoelaces are Hard is sure to quickly become a new favourite.

About the author

Mike McCardell has earned the loyalty of hundreds of thousands of fans for his investigative reporting and human-interest stories. He is the author of the bestselling essay collections Unlikely Love StoriesHere’s MikeChasing the Story GodBack Alley ReporterGetting to the BubbleThe Expanded Reilly MethodThe Blue Flames that Keep Us WarmEverything Works and None of This Was Planned, as well as the local history book Haunting Vancouver and the memoir Cardboard Ocean. You can also catch his stories on “The Last Word,” which airs at the end of CTV News at Six on weeknights.

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