Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Book ideas for Christmas, really

The holiday season is here, meaning all of us are experiencing the same traditional Christmas feelings, feelings which at any other time of the year would be called extreme stress and anxiety.

And lots of that stress is associated with finding that perfect gift.

Well, you can relax and start enjoying your eggnog.

After much research, I have come up with a list of Canadian political books that would even please grumpy old Ebenezer Scrooge, assuming, of course, Scrooge … you know actually cared about Canadian politics.

Anyway here’s the list of 10 gift books:

  • How to annoy left-wing kooks and pinkos, by Don Cherry. (Special foreword written by Rob Ford)

  • Crush, Kill, Destroy: My life in politics, by Stephen Harper

  • My obvious intellectual superiority – political asset or liability? by Michael Ignatieff.

  • Take your long census form and shred it, by Tony Clement

  • Ten naughty ways to stimulate your economy, by Jim Flaherty

  • The brain-dead moron’s guide to building a lasting political coalition, by Jack Layton

  • Don’t let irrelevancy stop you from thriving, by Gilles Duceppe (Available in French only)

  • Crying polar bears: climate  fear-mongering  for fun and profit, by David Suzuki

  • Thanks suckers!,  the Chairman of General Motors
 (OK that's only nine books, but given the sorry state of Canadian politics this is the best I could do!)

Believe me these gift books will at the very least be excellent door stops.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll add one..

How to live with bitterness in obscurity

By Stephane Dion.