The Gormley Papers

I’m Right & You Know It
By John Gormley

GP-Cover-e1382326305936John Gormley is one of this country’s most effective and engaging communicators. I feel fortunate to be able to call him my fellow Canadian broadcaster; his words are must reading.”
– 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 wrong left.

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

GormleyAuthorCropOpinionated, informed, sometimes infuriating, always entertaining, John Gormley takes no prisoners as host of Saskatchewan’s top-rated radio talk show. John Gormley Live is heard weekday mornings on Rawlco Radio’s News Talk 650 CKOM in Saskatoon and on News Talk 980 CJME in Regina.

The Gormley Papers is John’s second book, and is based on excerpts from more than a decade of columns he writes weekly for Post Media which appear in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina’s Leader Post.

A lawyer and Queen’s Counsel, John is a former Saskatchewan Member of Parliament and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. He’s been recognized by Saskatchewan Business magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s most influential people. He’s been a lecturer in political studies at the University of Saskatchewan and is a sought after convention speaker on a range of subjects from politics to pop culture.

His first book, Left Out: Saskatchewan’s NDP & the Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity, became a Canadian best seller in its first 40 days in the marketplace, and has sold nearly 10,000 copies.


“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.”

–Ezra Levant, political commentator, bestselling author of Shakedown and Ethical Oil

“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.”

–Gordon Barnhart, PhD, historian, and recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit

“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.”

–Dwight Newman, Professor of Law, U of S

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length: 256 pages
published: 2013
isbn/hc: 9781927714027
isbn/ebook: 9781927714041