Thin Ice: Coming Of Age In Canada

Thin Ice: Coming Of Age In Canada

by Bruce McCall
     
 
Bruce McCall, one of America's leading comic artists and writers, grew up in Southern Ontario, crammed into shabby quarters with five siblings, a father angry when he wasn't absent and a mother who used alcohol as a refuge from the poverty that surrounded her. This book recounts the author's setbacks, sometimes as high comedy, sometimes as pure agony, and shows how he

Overview

Bruce McCall, one of America's leading comic artists and writers, grew up in Southern Ontario, crammed into shabby quarters with five siblings, a father angry when he wasn't absent and a mother who used alcohol as a refuge from the poverty that surrounded her. This book recounts the author's setbacks, sometimes as high comedy, sometimes as pure agony, and shows how he transcended them. In this hilarious memoir, a remarkable humorist recounts a story of adversity overcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679309437
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
07/06/1999

Meet the Author

Bruce McCall has contributed written and visual humour to virtually every magazine in North America. He was a prominent member of the original National Lampoon, and has written for Saturday Night Live. His writing has appeared regularly in the New Yorker since 1979 and in recent years he has done many New Yorker covers. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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