The author of 'Black Tie and Tales' and 'Black in the Saddle Again', both winners of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, returns with a new collection guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and make you scratch your head at the absurdities of life in the early years of the new millennium. In slyly ironic, pointedly witty essays, Black takes aim at the vagaries of the English language, the moribund political correctness movement, and a host of rural and urban eccentrics. In fact, there's not much that Black won't write about, be it the banality of bumper stickers, the ingenuity of crows, or such everyday subjects as outhouses, hammocks and blue jeans. So sit down, settle back and loosen your belt to leave room for a belly laugh or three. The book is witty, weird, one hundred percent Canadian and guaranteed to delight.
Arthur Black hosted CBC Radio One's Basic Black program from 1983 until 2002, as well as Weird Homes and Weird Wheels on the Life Network. He is also a columnist for FiftyPlus magazine, the Victoria Times-Colonist and over 50 community newspapers across Canada. This award-winning and best-selling author is one of Canada's most busy after-dinner speakers and lives on Saltspring Island, BC.