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Why Not?: Fifteen Reasons to Live

Why Not?: Fifteen Reasons to Live

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Ray Robertson on CBC's Tapestry.

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CBC's Paul Kennedy reads from Robertson's book Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live.

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From the publisher:

Shortly after completing his sixth novel, Ray Robertson suffered a depression of suicidal intensity. Central to his recovery was the decision to try to answer two of the biggest questions we can ask. What makes humans happy? And what makes a life worth living? His answers aren't what you might expect from a mental illness memoir -- but they're exactly what you'd expect from Ray Robertson. With the vitality of Nick Hornby and a brashness all his own, Robertson runs his hands over life, death, intoxication, and art. Unashamedly working-class and unabashedly literary, Why Not? is a rolling, rocking, anti-Sisyphean odyssey.