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Renowned Broadcaster Launches New Book


May 12, 2008

Meet renowned broadcaster and author Rafe Mair at the book launch for his newest collection of essays, What the Bleep Is Going On Here?, at the West Vancouver Memorial Library on Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm.

In this thought-provoking book, Mair castigates lawyers for cashing in on the compensation to aboriginals in the residential schools, slaps the wrists of stockbrokers who are creaming their profits even as their clients go broke and weighs in on football-team owners who expect taxpayers to pay for their playpens. He has the temerity to propose knocking down a few more trees in Stanley Park so that people can actually walk between them, and establishing new rules to prevent fights in hockey games. When Mair looks out over the horizon, he even has advice for George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin. To top it off, he invites his readers to be “happy in agreement with him and angry as hell in disagreement.” There are sparks flying from the pages of this book.

Rafe Mair has been a dominant voice in the arena of Canadian broadcast¬ing and print journalism for a quarter of a century. He is the author of seven other books. The book launch for What the Bleep  is Going on Here? is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information about the event, please call the West Vancouver Memorial Library at (604) 925-7403.