The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks

The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks

Book - 2010
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Selected from 15 years of radio-show archives and re-edited by the author, this wonderfully eclectic essay collection gives a glimpse into the thoughtful mind at work behind The Vinyl Cafe . From meditations on peacekeeping to praise for the toothpick, The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks runs the gamut from considered argument to light-hearted opinion. Whether McLean is visiting a forgotten corner of the Canadian Shield, a big-city doughnut factory, or Sir John A. Macdonald's gravesite, his observations are absorbing, unexpected, and original. With thought-provoking proposals about the world we live in and introductions to the people he meets in his extensive travels across our country, The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks is informed by McLean's intimate relationship with Canada and Canadians. Yet the collection is also an intriguing look at the writer himself--his past, his present, and his vision of the future. Sometimes funny, often wise, and always entertaining, The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks is sure to provide a wealth of reading pleasure that fans will return to again and again.


Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2010
ISBN: 9780670064731
Characteristics: 344 p
Alternative Title: Vinyl Cafe (Radio program)


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PerthEastLibrary Jan 24, 2018

The Perth East Public Library Bookclub selected reader's choice volumes by Stuart McLean. Almost everyone loved and raved about his talent. His ability to turn an everyday situation into comedy is one of the many reasons he will be greatly missed. We definitely recommend this to any proud Canadians looking for a light-hearted read.

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