Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada

by Will Ferguson | Travel |
ISBN: 184195652x Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 11/11/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 11, 2006
I picked this up from the used book store!

From chapters:
Canada's number one humorist, routinely compared to our own Bill Bryson, has written a funny, idiosyncratic, and warmly humane book full of sly observations and witty stories culled from his travels among the people and places of our neighbors up north. Will Ferguson spent the past three years crisscrossing Canada. In a helicopter above the barren lands of the subarctic, in a canoe with his four-year-old son, aboard seaplanes, and along the Underground Railroad, Will's travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of old Victoria. Funny, poignant, and insightful, Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw is a provocative tribute to a land that is akin to a series of loosely connected outposts peopled with some of the most interesting folks in the world.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 17, 2006
This book is a bit of history, a bit of travel and a bit of memoir. From where I have travelled the information is spot on. The history is fascinating and the memoirs are definitely quirky. This should not be viewed as the definitive travel book but as a quirky memoir/travel book of Will Ferguson

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, December 22, 2006
Just starting to read this.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I have previously heard good things about Ferguson, and specifically this book. That's why I bought it from a used book store. But I wasn't too impressed with the book. It was quite a roller coster in terms of keeping my interest. Some parts would be quite interesting, other parts very dull. There are little tidbits of Canadian history (or even trivia) that I didn't know so it was interesting reading about them. Some of his antics were funny as well. But it got to the point where I just found it long winded and even somewhat repetative.
The most interesting part of the book was probably the polar bear extravaganza. It would be interesting to take one of those trips on the buses to see the polar bears in their natural habitat.

Reserved for FamFatale!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sent today to Fam as part of the nonfiction swap.


Journal Entry 6 by FamFatale from Chantilly, Virginia USA on Monday, January 29, 2007
Will give it a go, then perhaps release it to a Canadian co-worker.

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