By Ira Basen and Jane Farrow
A revised edition of the wildly successful and bestselling 2005 edition – even more Canadian!
In 1977 the Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators–but none as satisfying or successful as the original, penned by the Wallace/Wallechinsky team. In 2005, Ira Basen and Jane Farrow brought together the most entertaining and informative of these original lists and augmented them with homegrown material in the first Canadian edition. More than a decade later, much has happened and our hunger for lists and fondness for Canadiana has only grown.
In this revised edition, Basen and Farrow give us updates to the classics and new, creative lists from a wide range of contemporary celebrities and authors like Lynn Coady, Margaret Atwood, Naomi Duguid, Jesse Wente, Derek Stoffel, Candy Palmater, Anna McGarrigle and Shawn Micaleff. So if you’re eager to find out the First Sexual Encounters of 17 Prominent Canadians; Canadian Pop Acts from the Eighties Who Were More Eighties Than the Eighties (Based Mostly But Not Entirely on Hairstyle); and the Romantic Musings of 4 Canadian Prime Ministers, look no further than this meticulously researched compendium.
Fun, revealing and addictive, The Book of Lists mines curious and unconventional aspects of Canadian culture, identity, politics and people.
Canadian Book of Lists 2005 Edition