Canada Reads 2015: The Political Edition

 

My good friend and fellow non-curler extraordinaire Karen S. posted a thought-provoking article/diagram from The New York Times that matched current political candidates for the White House with the book which best represents them. Never one to shy away from having fun with books, I thought I’d take up her non-verbalized challenge to do the same with our most recent federal candidates for PM.  (I would have said “political candidates for 24 Sussex Drive,” but it’s now our country’s unofficial ghost house for Halloween.)

So, without further ado, I bring you Canada Reads 2015: The Political Edition.

(In pictorial order)

Stephen Harper: The Prince (Niccolò Machiavelli) meets How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide (Aaron Goldfarb)

Tom Mulcair: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine (Robert Moore & Douglas Gillette) meets Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier (Mike Dooley)

Justin Trudeau: Dude, Where’s My Country? (Michael Moore) meets The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

[Honourable mention to Budding Prospects: A Pastoral by T. Coraghessan Boyle and The Men’s Hair Book: A Male’s Guide To Hair Care, Hair Styles, Hair Grooming, Hair Products and Rocking It All Without The Baloney by Rogelio Samson]

Gilles Duceppe: What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day (Pearl Cleage) meets Why Won’t They Listen To Me? (Dr. Janet Lapp)

Elizabeth May: The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth (Charles Wohlforth) meets Lioness Arising: Wake Up and Change Your World (Lisa Bevere)

 

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