Pat Kelly co-hosts the hilarious CBC show This Is That with fellow comedian Peter Oldring. The actor, comedian and writer has worked with everyone from SNL alum Molly Shannon and Dan Aykroyd to Canadian comedic greats Colin Mochrie and Dave Thomas. It just so happens that not only does Pat like to laugh, he likes to read! In honour of This Is That returning for a second season, we asked Pat for his essential summer read. Here's what he had to say:
"Growing up I dreamt of being an archaeologist. But instead of spending years scouring the globe in search of lost civilizations, I followed the pull of my funny bone and landed right into a career in comedy. Thanks to the exhilarating read The Lost City of Z by David Grann, my inner khaki-clad, machete-wielding adventurer was awakened. Written with the same veracity and sense of adventure like Canada's own Wade Davis, this book chronicles the travels of famed British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest to find a lost city in the Amazon. In a day and age when the world holds few secrets, this book will pull you into an adventure that will make you want to set forth in search of something new. This summer use The Lost City of Z as your guide and unleash your inner explorer. And if you discover a lost city in your backyard, cottage or on the beach, let me know."
This Is That returns for a second season on CBC Radio One on June 30. Catch all the news that's fit to make up every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. this summer.
The Lost City of Z
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"In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for "Z" and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century."
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