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Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

His hilarious and heartfelt new book is part memoir, part history, and pure entertainment. It is Mike Myers' funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada and Canadians Canadians and what being Canadian has always meant to him. His relationship with his home and native land continues to deepen and grow, he says. In fact American friends have actually accused him of enjoying being Canadian - and he's happy to plead guilty as charged.

A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that?' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them."

©2016 Mike Myers (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Love Mike Myers but...

I don’t understand how this seemingly upbeat Canadian can boast the Americans and put down Canadians so much in a book named Canada.
It might be because we’re a year into the pandemic and my patients for the ‘Amazing Americans concept’ has come to an abrupt end (they’re not fairing too well right now) but 45 minutes into this book and I just can’t keep going.
I love Mike Myers but he’s been in the US too long, I have never known one person who admires the Americans this much (and I don’t live under a rock).
So with my venting done, listen to the book and judge for yourself.

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Good thing it was free.

I thought this would be something of a memoir and, therefore, at least slightly interesting. No. This is Mike Myers' attempt at a "fun" history of Canada and why Canadians are the way we are. It's ironic that he thinks he knows Canada so well when he moved to the States in 1983. It's a 4 D listen. Dull dull dull and don't bother.

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America is not that great

Thought this was a book about Canada - not about how the USA is so much better - did not get beyond the first chapter.

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Mike Myers pride as as Canadian rubs off

These days I have been feeling overwhelmed by the news reports threatening Canadians as a threatening country. It’s a great way how Meyers talks about the country I live in and all the fine things that make it unique.

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Fun read

Really enjoyed this. Mike wrote from the heart. Great stories on his history of stand up #audible1

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Very wonderful listen.

I liked the perspective from the other side of a country I have grown up in. The stories are great. I have recommended this book to a lot of people. I have enjoyed it over and over. The pie plate.... just great. Well done Mr. Myers.

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Delusional liberal propaganda from an Expat

Here is Mike Myers view of Canada, a place he hasn't lived in or payed taxes to for over 30 years and he believes he knows how Canadians should vote. He believes he knows what's in tyw best interest of Canadians.

If he loved Canada half as much as he claims wouldn't he actually live here. His wife is American, his kids are American he's a dual Citizen, he has no idea what Canada is today or who Canadians are today.

You can listen to his unfiltered love for all things Trudeau.

Such a disappointment.

I'd like to get into a good ol' hockey scrap with Mike so maybe I could knock some sense into him or atleast maybe he could knock the sense out of me so I could be a delusional moron just like him.

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Reliving my childhood

This was great! Having grown up outside of TO all things he talked about in childhood reminded me oh how I grew up I laughed allot great book. I love Canada!

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Awesome

Being Canadian I listened to this while travelling in the states. I absolutely loved it. What an amazing way to remember the homeland. It made me feel extremely proud to be a Canadian plus it was hilarious!

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Is this a love letter to the Liberal Party?

Overall it was a good recap of his life, with a few funny stories. His idea is that Canada lacked a "mission statement" and that Pierre Trudeau was attempting to give Canada one. He believe us Canadians lacked an identity. At the end of the book he goes on quite a rant about how terrible Stephen Harper was and how Justin Trudeau is such a saint and gave Canadians a mission statement and identity (laughable!) What started out as a nice story of his life ended as a political advertisement for the Liberal Party.

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  • Spencer cox
  • 2017-09-21

Awesome book by my favorite comedian

Mike Myers offers a great history lesson about Canada and as an American I didn't know a lot about Canadians or their history but now I do thanks to this book.

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  • Roman Pankiw
  • 2017-08-12

if you are fifty years old and grew up in Canada,!

Mike Myers captured so many highlights of growing up in Toronto in the seventies. his narration is hilarious, laugh out loud funny.

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  • Peter
  • 2017-07-17

Funny, sad, informative. I listened non-stop begi

Funny, sad, informative. I listened non-stop beginning to end. Thanks Mike, from a humble American who was possibly born in the wrong country

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  • melissa muehlbauer
  • 2018-07-16

this book deserves more than five stars

The only thing I knew about Canada before reading this book is that it has beautiful landscapes and that it's on my bucket list of places to visit. He is so right, No one in the states knows much about Canada. I learned so much about Canada by reading this book. but I am glad that I read this book before reading another book about Canada because I feel like I was able to see the real Canada and not just a tourist spot. It was made so much better by having the author read the book. I have always loved Mike Meyers, the actor, and it was amazing to meet Mike Meyers, the person. I like them both equally as much. Thank you Mike for a wonderfully written book.

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  • Anders Holder
  • 2017-01-19

Toronto Love

great narration from Mike Myers. a lot of laughs and impressions. Worth listening to.

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  • James
  • 2016-11-20

Very personal and relatable

What did you like best about this story?

It struck so many chords with me as a fellow Canadian who grew up in southern Ontario. It was laugh out loud funny in many spots. It was a trip through my life and experiences as a Canadian.

What about Mike Myers’s performance did you like?

Completely authentic from the heart.

Any additional comments?

We all need to be able to laugh at ourselves and that is certainly a requirement if you're a Canadian listening to this book. Mike is unabashedly, unapologetically Canadian though and that is fantastic. Rock on Mike!

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  • Madis P.
  • 2016-10-29

Canada eh?

Cheap title of the review by me of a sweet heart felt book. I am a Canadian who just became a US Citizen. Read this book if you want Tonkin the heart and soul of Canada.

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  • Gerald McGaghey
  • 2017-08-03

Canadiana At Its Best

As another Canuck that lives in "the States" I really enjoyed this book. It brought back many fond memories of Canada and was quite nostalgic.

However, I especially enjoyed Myers' stories of SNL and the emergence of fame and notoriety.

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  • Hugh Burnham
  • 2017-05-02

Thoughtful and perfect for any X-Pat from Canada

Mike seemed a little reserved and possibly a little emotional / hurt by how Canada has treated him, however he came across as completely honest and heart felt. I realized as he told his story how close his and my upbringing were and we could have easily been the same kid growing up in Canada. I miss home, but I too moved for work, career and his story is the story of many who have grown up a Canadian of the 60s and 70's ... Thanks Mr. Meyers

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-11-24

It's Mike, what can you say eh?

I wish it was longer and kept looking ahead to see that sadly, the end of the book was near. It's inspiring to hear someone's story and realize that a couple changes of events in their life could have altered their outcome in such a large way. I'm sure his determination and talent would have brought him into everyone's lives anyway sooner or later. I was curious to hear stories of working with Eddie Murphy (since he was an early SNL fan) and the shenanigans that went on. I do realize that would have went off the tracks as far as what he was striving to write "aboot" (I still don't hear "aboot" when we say "about") .

Overall, I loved it and know for myself that he captured my love for being Canadian and taught me a few things. Mike is to Canada what #14 was for the Leafs.

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