SOLD OUT – Wordfest presents Mike Myers – $39.95
Comedy superstar Mike Myers launches Canada, a hilarious and heartfelt new book that is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. Myers has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work – which includes Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and Shrek – but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland in this beautifully designed book, which features photographs and Canadiana from his personal collection. This event features an on-stage interview with Mike Myers, an audience Q&A and a pre-signed book ($39.95 value) included with each ticket.
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.”
A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. In this debut book, he 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 his Canadian experience. Myers 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.”
Published in the lead-up to the 2017 sesquicentennial, this is Mike Myers’ birthday gift to his fellow Canadians. Or as he puts it: “In 1967, Canada turned one hundred. Canadians all across the country made Centennial projects. This book is my Centennial Project. I’m handing it in a little late. . . . Sorry.”
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7pm
Calgary Public Library (Main Branch) – John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macleod Trail SE
$39.95 / Includes Pre-Signed Book / No Discounts / Special Event