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9780973248159
6 x 9 Inches (US)
272 pages
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CDN$ 9.95
BISAC: HIS006000
BISAC: HUM003000


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Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters
A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy
by Bob Edwards
Edited by James Martin
Introduction by Allan Fotheringham
Release Date: January 2005

CDN$ 9.95

Bob Edwards, the Great White North's equivalent to H. L. Mencken, remains a singular figure in Canadian journalism. His newspapers, published in Wetaskiwin, Leduc, High River, Strathcona, Winnipeg, Port Arthur, and most famously Calgary, skewered politics, society, and business leaders with a fearlessness and outrageousness rarely seen then, now, or in between.

As editor James Martin points out in his illuminating introduction, Bob Edwards seems more modern the farther back in history he recedes; he was the granddaddy of Gonzo Journalism à la Hunter S. Thompson, a freewheeling cultural critic in the spirit of Lester Bangs, a pioneer of satirical reform as evidenced in Frank magazine, and a spoofer of the po-faced reporting of his day in precisely the same way that The Onion is now.

Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers and Unabashed Grafters features mountains of Edwards's superb aphorisms, a generous helping of his longer and lesser-known works, and some choice items which have never before seen print, as well as miraculous archival discoveries and many cartoons from Edwards's celebrated Eye Opener. It is a welcome addition to the Bob Edwards canon for those who thought they knew everything about him, and an eye-opening introduction to the uninitiated: "He was writing this stuff a hundred years ago!"

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272

ISBN-13:

9780973248159

Format:

paperback

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6 x 9 Inches (US)

Publisher:

Brindle & Glass Publishing

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HIS006000, HUM003000


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