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Words to Live By
By (author): William Whitehead
9781770862029 Hardcover English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures Ontario Jul 19, 2012
$29.95 CAD
Active 5.7 x 8.79 x 0.82 in | 460 gr 286 pages Cormorant Books
 
Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour 2013, Short-listed

The life of one of the most influential builders of 20th century Canadian culture, in his own words.

Words to Live By is the memoir of William Whitehead who, from the 1950s onwards, has been a participant in, and spectator to, the development of Canadian culture. But Whitehead's book does far more than document the events and people of this dynamic period -- it tells the story of a prairie boy who trained as a scientist but fell in love with the stage, the story of a man whose adventures and misadventures in the written and spoken word have given new meaning to the phrase "words to live by," as it tells the story of a man deeply engaged with and involved in our country's theatre, radio, television, and literature.

Reading Words to Live By is like having the best seat at an amazing dinner party, one where your companion delights and entertains you into the small hours of the night.

William Whitehead is a Canadian actor and writer. He worked with the CBC for many years, developing programs such as The Nature of Things for television and the series Ideas for radio. With his partner Timothy Findley, he co-wrote several works including the television documentaries Dieppe 1942 and The National Dream: Building the Impossible Railway. Whitehead currently lives in Stratford, Ontario.

“[An] Engaging look at the Findley and Whitehead combination … touches down, comments, regales the reader, then skips on to the next episode in a remarkable and sometimes riotous life.” - London Free Press

“This is a charming account of a time gone by – by a masterful raconteur.” - Edmund White

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