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Renowned Broadcaster Signs New Book!


June 9, 2008

Meet renowned broadcaster and author Rafe Mair at a book signing for his newest collection of essays, What the Bleep Is Going On Here?. Mair will be at 32 Books, 3185 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver, on Saturday, June 14 from 1:00-2:30pm.

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, having won the 2003 Bruce Hutchison Award Lifetime Achievement Award in BC journalism, in addition to being inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in November of 2005. His previous books include Canada: Is Anyone Listening?; Rafe: A Memoir; and Over the Mountains: More Thoughts on Things that Matter. Rafe currently writes a column for the Tyee. He lives in Lions Bay, BC, with his wife Wendy and his chocolate lab Chauncey.

The book signing is free and everyone is welcome. For more information about the event, please call 32 Books at (604) 980-9032 or visit www.32books.com.