Ridley Bent will present "On A Cold Road" at McNally Robinson on Jan. 25 (Mark Maryanovich)
Paging all booklovers! On January 25th, at 8 p.m., CBC Radio and McNally Robinson invite you to Prairie Ink Restaurant for
an evening we're calling:
5 Writers, 5 Readers, 5 Minutes.
Canada Reads 2012 features five non-fiction titles this year, and in our regional warm-up to the national CBC Radio book brawl, five well-known Manitobans have been matched with the five titles. Up to Speed host Larry Updike will invite each reader to share their insights with the audience, each with a unique presentation lasting only five minutes. Well, maybe ten. No debating, no brawling, but plenty of insight, humour and stories.
Here, Singer-songwriter Ridley Bent feels what Dave Bidini's is talking about On A Cold Road.
How does this compare with your experience/interest in the subject?
It hits pretty close to home. There is always going to be good shows and bad shows with a lot of craziness in between. Sometimes the worst shows make the best stories.
What surprised you about the book?
I was surprised at how many names of Canadian celebrities I didn't recognize. I found myself looking them all up on Wikipedia as I read the book. I did recognize most of their band names. I learned a lot.