“Son of a Critch” by Mark Critch

About the Book...

A hilarious story of family, getting into trouble, and finding one's place in the world

What could be better than growing up in the 1980s? How about growing up in 1980s Newfoundland, which--as Mark Critch will tell you--was more like the 1960s. Take a trip to where it all began in this funny and warm look back on his formative years.

Here we find a young Mark trick-or-treating at a used car lot, getting locked out of school on a fourth-floor window ledge, faking an asthma attack to avoid being arrested by military police, trying to buy beer from an untrustworthy cab driver, shocking his parents by appearing naked onstage--and much more.

Best known as the "roving reporter" for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark Critch has photo-bombed Justin Trudeau, interviewed Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle (while impersonating Alan Doyle), offered Pamela Anderson a million dollars to stop acting, and crashed White House briefings. But, as we see in this playful debut, he's been causing trouble his whole life.

Son of a Critch captures the wonder and cluelessness of a kid trying to figure things out, but with the clever observations of an adult, and the combination is perfect.

 

About the Author...

Mark Critch is one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian comedy and has won multiple awards for both writing and performance. For fourteen years, he has starred on CBC's flagship show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes. As an anchor and "roving reporter," he has brought celebrities and politicians to Canadian living rooms across the nation. He is the host of CBC's Halifax Comedy Festival and has written for and appeared in CBC's world-renowned Just for Laughs series.

SABS Notes of Noteworthiness

Be sure to catch Mark Critch on his book tour to support "Son of a Critch" at  one of the following locations...

For more features and videos with Mark Critch check out EXTENDED On-Set Interview, SABS Happy Birthday "Hi 5" for July 13th, 22 Years of 22 Minutes, THE GRAND SEDUCTION Released, Mark Critch Wins AFF 2013 Best Actor Red Carpet Interview, MARK CRITCH Makes Me LaughABM Top 50 CEOs Gala, Mark's INsights IN 10 (video),  Favourite Four & Cool People Profile

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