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Rick Mercer (1) (1969–)

Autore di A Nation Worth Ranting About

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Opere di Rick Mercer


Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Luogo di residenza
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attività lavorative
television host
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Premi e riconoscimenti
Order of Canada
Gemini Award



This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Much fun to read how Rick Mercer got his start in theater and TV. And I very much enjoyed reading about the behind the scenes work required to get This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada, and his successful one hour specials off the ground. This is part 1 of 2 of Rick Mercer’s memoir. I look forward to reading part 2: The Road Years.
Neil_Luvs_Books | 2 altre recensioni | Apr 7, 2024 |
It's no surprise that I enjoyed this book since I am a Rich Mercer fan. He is very funny, but never unkind. He writes in a very conversational felt like a conversation. The stories about various political events, in particular, brought the book to life for me.

The book is very focused on his career. We learn relatively little about his personal life or struggles. So I really don't feel I've learned a lot about Mr. Mercer. What I did gain was an appreciation for his hard work and dedication, and of his love for Canada.… (altro)
LynnB | 2 altre recensioni | Apr 4, 2024 |
Living in Canada, Rick Mercer has been on the CBC in some capacity for most of my life and like many Canadians, I think he's a treasure. His memoir only reinforces that. Recounting tales from his mostly happy childhood growing up in Middle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador where at a young age a performance by a touring performer at his elementary school made him aware that he definitely wanted to be in show business, the memoir largely focuses on his professional pursuits. His recounting of his school years don't gloss over his poor performance, while also recounting his co-founding a comedy troupe with his group of friends in his last few years of high school. I was surprised at how early in life he met his personal and work partner, Gerald, and while their relationship is never a huge focus of the memoir, Gerald is a constant presence. The major highlights of the rest of the memoir are recounting his solo touring shows, being part of the founding cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, the phenomenon that was Talking to Americans, and ends in the early days of the Rick Mercer Report. The book is as funny and kind as one would expect of Mercer and has me keenly interested in watching the new comedy showcase series he's hosting on CBC plus the 30th anniversary documentary on 22 Minutes. Recommended (mostly to my fellow Canadians).… (altro)
MickyFine | 2 altre recensioni | Nov 21, 2022 |
I'm a little late to the party with this book, but better late than never. I love Rick Mercer's sarcastic, quick wit. I always feel like I'm sharing a private joke with him. If there is such a thing as "Canadian humour" - this is it. He focuses on our national flaws, finds the humour in it and somehow through it all, makes your feel so proud to be Canadian.
Iudita | 23 altre recensioni | Dec 7, 2020 |


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