Rick Mercer Report: The Book

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Doubleday Canada, Sep 25, 2007 - Political satire, Canadian - 256 pages
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Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, prepare yourself for the next big thing in publishing - Rick Mercer Report: The Book.
After a decade-long absence from our book stores, Canada's preeminent satirist returns with a new collection of rants, writings, and comic encounters with the great and good of politics, showbiz, and literature. (Yes, relive Pierre Berton offering advice on rolling a joint, and Margaret Atwood showing off her hockey skills as a goalie.) Rick, a tremendous writing talent as well as a verbal one, has selected the best of his rants from the first four seasons of RMR, sprinkled in choice moments from his interviews, added a generous helping of other material that has never been broadcast, and arranged the whole into revealing themes and groupings with all-new introductions, reflections, and updates. Who knew that Stephen Harper was quite so preoccupied with gay sex? That Paul Martin could be so forgetful? That politicians could be so sleazy? Well, no doubt most of us did -- but it's wonderful to have it pointed out again by this brilliantly funny and charismatic talent.

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User Review  - Philippe Robichaud - Goodreads

Rick Mercer's rants are awesome! This book, although a few years old, is still a great read. Even if a lot of the political references are a bit old I found myself laughing out loud more then once. Read full review

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User Review  - Meena YA - Goodreads

I love the Rick Mercer Report so I was very excited to read this even though it contained rants from 2004 all the way to 2007. I wasn't very familiar with most of the stuff I read, but I still enjoyed the book with all the satire in it! :) Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rick Mercer is Canada's sharpest and funniest political satirist. He first came to fame with "Show Me the Button I'll Push It, or Charles Lynch Must Die," a one-man show that toured across Canada. He co-created and was a resident performer on CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," and is now the host of "The Rick Mercer Report," the Corporation's highest-rated comedy show. Rick is co-chair of the Spread the Net campaign, dedicated to preventing the spread of Malaria in Africa, and has also campaigned for the Canadian AIDS Society's The Walk for Life project. His many honours include 21 Geminis and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. He is from St. John's and currently resides in Toronto.

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