Friday, July 27, 2007

Publishers Weekly covers Benoit

PublishersWeekly.com has posted an article about Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport (October 2007) by Steven Johnson, Greg Oliver, Irvin Muchnick, and Heath McCoy. Editor Michael Holmes is quoted extensively. Read the entire article here.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shelf Monkey reviewed on une nouvelle vie de boheme

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop has been positively reviewed on the blog une nouvelle vie de boheme. She says, "Redekop has moments of real wit and he isn't afraid to push his plot to entertainingly ludicrous extremes . . . [Redekop] reminds us of the pleasure, joy, and even lunacy a true love of books can inspire." Read the entire review here.

From the Flight Deck reviewed in Wings Magazine

From the Flight Deck by Doug Morris was positively reviewed in the July/August issue of Wings Magazine. They said, "Morris's easy to understand explanations and anecdotes coupled with facts, trivia and humour make From the Flight Deck an informative and most enjoyable read." Read the entire review here (scroll down to PLANE TALK FROM A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE PILOT).

Monday, July 23, 2007

From the Flight Deck review in Globe and Mail travel section

From the Flight Deck by Doug Morris was positively reviewed in the Travel section of the July 21 edition of the Globe and Mail. John Mather said, "Morris, an Air Canada pilot, flight instructor, meteorologist and general airplane guru, offers an easy-to-digest guide to commercial air travel." Read the entire review here.

Steve Goodman review in Winnipeg Free Press

Steve Goodman by Clay Eals was positively reviewed in the July 8 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press. Reviewer Al Simmons wrote, "Almost all of the big-name folksingers Eals quotes have played the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and his book should be essential reading for anyone who attends the festival. It will serve as a reminder that, not too many years ago, a mainstage audience could sit spellbound listening to a man playing a guitar and singing a song, and it would be so quiet that you could hear a pin drop on the Prairie." Read the entire review here.

Songs for the Dancing Chicken review in The Annex Gleaner

Songs for the Dancing Chicken by Emily Schultz was positively reviewed in the July 2007 edition of The Annex Gleaner, a Toronto community paper. Reviewer Maria Serra wrote, "Her poems, like snapshots of everyday life, tell us poignant moments do exist and genius can be found in the most absurd and reckless actions that we humans perform...SFTDC is fun to read and the titles themselves are intriguing enough to gain your attention."

Rabble.ca reviews Shelf Monkey

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop has been positively reviewed on Rabble.ca. Reviewer Melanie Redman writes, "this book will challenge your intellect while tickling your funny bone." Read the entire review here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chronicle Herald article on From the Flight Deck

The July 8 edition of the Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS) included an article about Doug Morris and his book, From the Flight Deck. Morris was quoted extensively throughout the article. Read the entire article here.

Utne.com reviews Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book

A positive review of Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book (September 2007) has been posted on Utne.com. They say, 'Never has "fun time" been so charged with such raw, terror-fueled rock power. The Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book by Aye Jay Morano, to be published in September by the Canadian ECW Press, doesn't invite you to enjoy its mélange of hard rock marginalia -- it dares you not to.' Read the entire review here.

Friday, July 6, 2007

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels PWInsider.com review

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels by Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson has been positively reviewed on PWInsider.com. Reviewer Mike Johnson called the book, "an awesome addition to the collection of any wrestling fan" Read the entire review here.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Rosalie Wise Sharp at Indigo, Manulife Centre


Rosalie Wise Sharp, author of
Rifke: An Improbable Life, will be in conversation with Heather Reisman, CEO of Indigo.

Monday, July 9

7:00pm



Indigo Manulife Centre

55 Bloor Street West
Toronto

For more information, visit Indigo Manulife Centre's events page.

NOW Magazine reviews Brother Dumb

The June 21 issue of NOW Magazine included a very positive review of Brother Dumb by Sky Gilbert. Reviewer Susan G. Cole said, "Tender? Reflective? Subtle? These aren't the first words I'd usually use to describe anything coming out of Sky Gilbert's imagination. But his new novel, Brother Dumb, is all of those things . . . A great leap forward for one of Toronto's most important queer artists." Read the entire review here.

Brian D. Wruk in Edmonton Journal

The June 29 edition of the Edmonton Journal included a feature article on Brian D. Wruk and his book, The Canadian in America. Read the entire article here.

Shelf Monkey review on Skullring.org

Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop has been positively reviewed on Skullring.org. Reviewer Matt Staggs said, "Shelf Monkey is by turns hilarious and disturbing . . . the nihilistic cheer that permeates throughout this book is going to make it a big hit among fans of Chuck Palahniuk." Skullring.org is a website devoted to horror and suspense, interviews, reviews, creepy culture, strange news, books, movies, comics and more. Read the entire review here.

Irvin Muchnick media

Macleans.ca has posted a lengthy Q&A with Irvin Muchnick, author of Wrestling Babylon. The interview focuses on Muchnick's book, the Chris Benoit double murder-suicide, and the media coverage surrounding the events. Read the interview here.

Muchnick was interviewed about the Benoit tragedy on the CNN Headline News program "Nancy Grace" on Friday, June 29.

Muchnick made a second appearance on MSNBC's "Scarborough County" on Monday, July 2.