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“Ranting Is What Keeps Me Sane”: Celebrity Speaker Rick Mercer, on His New Book
The Nation | September 13, 2012

“Ranting Is What Keeps Me Sane”: Celebrity Speaker Rick Mercer, on His New Book

“A good rant is cathartic,” Rick Mercer writes in the forward of his new book, A Nation Worth Ranting About, in stores September 18. “Ranting is what keeps me sane.”

In support of the book's release, the celebrity speaker, satirist, and host of the award-winning CBC show The Rick Mercer Report, will give a special talk—one-night only—at the Princes of Wales in Toronto, on September 17th. As arguably one of the top requested speakers in Canada, Mercer will bring to light everything great, absurd, and irreverent about Canadian culture. His analysis of the country's politics and society will make you laugh (and think) deeply, as he pokes and prods into some of the most pressing issues facing the country.

Known for his legendary (and still vital) television career, Mercer is also a very popular writer. Both of his previous books, Streeters and RMR:The Book, for instance, were instant national bestsellers. Both contained comedic run-ins with some of the nations most prominent figures and inquisitions into the inner workings of some of Canada's highest institutions. During his upcoming event, the multi-Gemini Award-winner will celebrate everything that he loves, and hates, about the country in a signature style that he has crafted and perfected over the two decades he has spent in the media spotlight.

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