Son of a Critch by Mark Critch audiobook

Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir

By Mark Critch
Read by Mark Critch

Viking
10.34 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780735237476

Winner of the 2019 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour A hilarious story of family, getting into trouble, and finding one's place in the world What could be better than growing up in the 1980s? How about growing up in 1980s Newfoundland, which--as Mark Critch will tell you--was more like the 1960s. Take a trip to where it all began in this funny and warm look back on his formative years. Here we find a young Mark trick-or-treating at a used car lot, getting locked out of school on a fourth-floor window ledge, faking an asthma attack to avoid being arrested by military police, trying to buy beer from an untrustworthy cab driver, shocking his parents by appearing naked onstage--and much more. Best known as the "roving reporter" for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark Critch has photo-bombed Justin Trudeau, interviewed Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle (while impersonating Alan Doyle), offered Pamela Anderson a million dollars to stop acting, and crashed White House briefings. But, as we see in this playful debut, he's been causing trouble his whole life. Son of a Critch captures the wonder and cluelessness of a kid trying to figure things out, but with the clever observations of an adult, and the combination is perfect.

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Summary

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Winner of Atlantic Book Awards - Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, 2019

Among longlisted titles for Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, 2019

Among longlisted titles for RBC Taylor Prize, 2019

Among shortlisted titles for Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, 2019

Winner of the 2019 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlisted for the 2019 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour A hilarious story of family, getting into trouble, and finding one's place in the world What could be better than growing up in the 1980s? How about growing up in 1980s Newfoundland, which--as Mark Critch will tell you--was more like the 1960s. Take a trip to where it all began in this funny and warm look back on his formative years. Here we find a young Mark trick-or-treating at a used car lot, getting locked out of school on a fourth-floor window ledge, faking an asthma attack to avoid being arrested by military police, trying to buy beer from an untrustworthy cab driver, shocking his parents by appearing naked onstage--and much more. Best known as the "roving reporter" for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark Critch has photo-bombed Justin Trudeau, interviewed Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle (while impersonating Alan Doyle), offered Pamela Anderson a million dollars to stop acting, and crashed White House briefings. But, as we see in this playful debut, he's been causing trouble his whole life. Son of a Critch captures the wonder and cluelessness of a kid trying to figure things out, but with the clever observations of an adult, and the combination is perfect.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Having done many shows in Newfoundland and being a devotee of Codco, I have long been captivated by Newfoundlanders—their warmth, grit, and forthrightness, but especially their humour. Mark captures all of that so cleverly. I laughed from start to finish, often uproariously. Anne Murray, singer
I haven’t read this book. I’m sure it’s funny. Mark is funny. Except when he pretends to be me. Then he’s just a jerk. Peter Mansbridge, news anchor and broadcaster
There are so many strengths to his writing but I’d note his flair with metaphor and simile…this is nimble, nuanced writing...thoughtful and honed for laughs The St. John’s Telegram
Do not read this book on an airplane because you will be smiling and laughing like an idiot, which would be the most unCanadian thing to do while reading the most hilarious book by Canada’s most charming storyteller. Caroline Rhea, comedian and actor 
Son of a Critch is everything you would expect from the smart, urbane, and imaginative mind of Canada’s grooviest satirist. Greg Proops, comedian and actor
Son of a Critch explains a lot. Mark’s wondrous imagination and unique vision of the world is almost completely explained by his young life. This book is a one of a kind adventure from one of my favourite people in the world. I had to read most sections twice as either I could not believe what I had just read, or my eyes were flooding with laughing tears. It is Wicked and Deadly. Alan Doyle, musician and lead singer of Great Big Sea
Finally, a book that answers so many questions about Critch: “Why is he like that?”, “Why does he say stuff like that?”, and “What’s something from Mark’s childhood we can use to make him cry?” If you read only one book by a famous Newfoundlander who was raised next to the highway, it pretty much has to be this one. You’ll be amazed at how funny Mark is. Also, that he’s not dead. Barry Julien, Co-Executive Producer/Writer, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Not since the first one pulled his boat up, has there been a scribbler of such fine and unusual emanations pouring out of one man. Yes, he says he’s from the big island, but where he was washed up, would be worth finding out. And I’d love to know where he gets his ink, I am such a fan. Gordon Pinsent, actor and playwright

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Author Bio: Mark Critch

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English