The 2021 Top Ten

Last year, I opened the Top 10 with a comment about how much 2020 had sucked. Given that we are still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, it did leave me with a lot of time on my hands in the early part of the year to devour books like a madman. So, much like last…

A Carnival of Snackery

David Sedaris returns with his second collection of diary entries. A Carnival of Snackery spans from 2003 all the way up to 2020. This is a hard one to review and it will entirely depend on if you’re already a big fan of David’s work. By no means should anyone begin their Sedaris journey with…

From Here to Eternity

In her book FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Caitlin travels all over the world to explore several cultures and their relationships with death. Caitlin’s journey takes her through open-air crematoriums in Colorado, spelunking through caves in Indonesia, the day of the dead ceremonies in Mexico, and the Japanese tradition of “kotsuage” – the act of using…

The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys

James Duthie is one of my favorite hockey broadcast hosts (might be my favorite, actually). He is quick witted, funny and knowledgeable. His appearances on the old Jay and Dan Podcast were always a highlight, especially when he’d discuss his contentious relationship with former Maple Leafs General Manager, Brian Burke. In 2020, he released a…

Off The Record

Off The Record is the memoir of retired journalist and news anchor Peter Mansbridge. Last year, I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Peter Mansbridge’s book, Extraordinary Canadians, a look at everyday overachievers who receive little to no fanfare day-to-day. With Off The Record, Mansbridge turns the spotlight on himself bringing us…

Year Book

Seth Rogen’s new (and first) book, Year Book, is not so much a memoir, but a collection of wildly entertaining stories that stretch from his childhood all the way to present day. I elected to go the audiobook route with this one after hearing the book was performed by a full cast.  I honestly cannot…

My Story

My Story is the memoir from retired gymnast and YouTube star, Nile Wilson. Sometime during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, my fiancee stumbled across Nile Wilson’s YouTube channel. Wilson, a British Olympic medalist, would gather his friends and family and shoot videos of them competing in various gymnastics-based challenges in a variety of environments.…