– Charles Adler, CJOB Radio
He’s outspoken. He rants. His politics drive some people wild. You’ve been hearing him on the radio for years — of course you’re familiar with John Gormley! But do you really know him? Reading The Gormley Papers: I’m Right and You Know It, you may be surprised to discover that the radio personality you love – or love to hate – isn’t as black and white as you think he is. Sometimes, he doesn’t even discuss politics at all.
Gormley’s follow-up book to his Canadian bestseller Left Out is a compilation of various perspectives and opinions based on his Post Media columns from the last decade, with personalized margin notes, mini rants, and a few I-told-you-so’s. Touching on the major events that have shaped the public consciousness and the milestones that make a life worth living, this collection of thoughts goes beyond the politics of right and
And there’s no doubt where he stands. Gormley discusses the events that take us from the changed world of 9-11 to the culture of protest, juggling modern life between family and technology, aging not so gracefully and the landscapes – personal and political – that fall in between. With a blend of humour and gravity, Gormley examines the first decade of our new century and contemplates where we are headed. And if you aren’t sure he’s right, well then – you’ll have to agree to disagree.
About the Author
“The Saskatchewan spirit can be summed up in one man — John Gormley, the undisputed voice of the province, broadcaster, entertainer, teacher and a helluva story-teller. Gormley’s love for the province shines through his radio show, as he turns the entire province into his own coffee shop, sharing his opinions and hearing from his neighbours. What a guy.”
“Whether you agree or disagree with John Gormley, he causes one to think, to question, to smile or to rage, but he is always interesting. This collection of Gormley’s columns will stimulate you to think about some of the more controversial but important issues facing us today.”
“The Gormley Papers, gathers together a series of Gormley’s newspaper columns from recent years. But it doesn’t read like musty old newspaper columns, as the words leap from the page. Whether or not one agrees with him, it’s a collection worth owning, reading, and re-reading to be reminded of the bold and unique insights that Gormley voices….
this book is in many ways lessons for life from a conservative-leaning and optimistic iconoclast. It’s a wonderful collection that will have you thinking, have you laughing, and ultimately have you feeling uplifted with opportunity and possibility.”
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