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Best Book Ever

Oct 2, 2023

This week's guest is one of my favorite readers, writers and humans on the planet: Mark Lefebvre. Mark has been pushing Terry Fallis' books on me practically since we met, and I'm so glad I finally took his advice. We had a great time discussing political satire, reading slumps, and the differences between American and Canadian humor sensibilities.

Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Mark Lefebvre



Editor: Emily Zumchak



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Discussed in this episode:

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

BBE Episode 009 Mark Lefebvre on Earth Abides

BBE Episode 058 Mark Lefebvre on Traveling Music by Neil Peart (this is one of those very rare occasions when Mark and I disagreed about a book, and let me tell you, my friends: saying something negative about Neil Peart in front of Mark Lefebvre was the riskiest thing I have ever done in my life. I am so brave.) 

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

BBE Episode 010 Casey Starnes on Catcher in the Rye

Titles Bookstore at McMaster University

High Spirits by Robertson Davies

John Irving

Steven Leacock

McClelland and Stewart

Pygmalian by George Bernard Shaw

My Fair Lady (1964)

Best Laid Plans TV Show

Dennis Hamill

Operation Angus by Terry Fallis

No Relation by Terry Fallis

Up and Down by Terry Fallis

Poles Apart by Terry Follis

The Candidate (1972)

Three Cheers For Me by Donald Jack

The Long Way Back by Nicole Bart

Number One is Walking by Steve Martin

Harry Bliss

The Canadian Mounted by Mark Leslie

Edo Van Belkom

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel


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