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Renowned Broadcaster Signs Copies of his New Book


May 26, 2008

Meet renowned broadcaster and author Rafe Mair at a book signing for his newest collection of essays, What the Bleep Is Going On Here? at Black Bond Books in Semiahmoo Mall on Saturday, May 31 at 1:00pm.

In this thought-provoking book, Mair castigates lawyers for cashing in on the compensation to aboriginals in the residential schools, slaps the wrists of stockbrokers who are creaming their profits even as their clients go broke and weighs in on football-team owners who expect taxpayers to pay for their playpens. He has the temerity to propose knocking down a few more trees in Stanley Park so that people can actually walk between them, and establishing new rules to prevent fights in hockey games. When Mair looks out over the horizon, he even has advice for George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin. To top it off, he invites his readers to be “happy in agreement with him and angry as hell in disagreement.” There are sparks flying from the pages of this book.

Rafe Mair has been a dominant voice in the arena of Canadian broadcasting and print journalism for a quarter of a century, having won the 2003 Bruce Hutchison Award Lifetime Achievement Award in BC journalism, in addition to being inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in November of 2005. His previous books include Canada: Is Anyone Listening?; Rafe: A Memoir; and Over the Mountains: More Thoughts on Things that Matter. Rafe currently writes a column for the Tyee. He lives in Lions Bay, BC, with his wife Wendy and his chocolate lab Chauncey.