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Humor Essays

The Best of Funny, You Don't Look Like One

by (author) Drew Hayden Taylor

Publisher
Theytus Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2015
Category
Essays, Cultural, Ethnic & Regional, Native Americans
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926886336
    Publish Date
    Dec 2015
    List Price
    $22.95

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“Drew Hayden Taylor is one of those dangerous writers who knows the potential of humour, and how far it can reach into society, how deep it can cut, how quickly it can heal.” —Thomas King, author of The Back of the Turtle 
The Best of Funny, You Don't Look Like One is a collection of the author's handpicked favorites from the popular first three collections of stories about the clashes between Native life and those he calls the 'Colour-Challenged, Pigment-Denied People of the Pallor.' With laid-back humour, he addresses serious issues with a sensitivity that pokes holes in the stereotypes both Natives and non-Natives have of each other and themselves.

About the author

Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has been an award-winning playwright (with over 70 productions of his work), a journalist/columnist (appearing regularly in several Canadian NEWSpapers and magazines), short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Most notably, he wrote and directed REDSKINS, TRICKSTERS AND PUPPY STEW, a documentary on Native humour for the National Film Board of Canada.

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