Comedian Mike Myers' tribute to his home country is part memoir, part history and part thoughtful look about what makes Canada Canada.

Mike Myers

Scarborough-born comedian Mike Myers includes a shout-out to Ricky Receptacle in his 2016 book about Canada, citing him an example of how 'when Canada tries to create its own legend and lore, it falls short.' (Anchor Canada)

Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But as he says: "no description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian." He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

His hilarious and heartfelt new book is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. It is Mike Myers' funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians and what being Canadian has always meant to him. A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that?' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them." (From Doubleday Canada)

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From the book

I only lived in Canada from 1963 to 1983, a mere twenty years. I have now lived outside of Canada for thirty-three years. I have indelible memories of my Canadian life, and since my departure I have been doing my best to keep track of my beloved country. My Canadian-ness affects every aspect of my being. My American friends once accused me of enjoying being Canadian. Guilty as charged.

From Canada by Mike Myers ©2016. Published by Doubleday Canada.

Author interviews

Mike Myers talks to CBC's Wendy Mesley

5 years ago
The Canadian actor just released a new book about Canada 1:43

Mike Myers: a proud Canadian

5 years ago
Wendy Mesley speaks with the famous comedian and actor about his first book, Mike Myers Canada 8:50
The comedian and actor on his book about growing up Canadian, and what he loves about the country. 18:16
In Mike Myers's new book, Canada, the actor explores his roots and tries to answer the question of who we are as a nation. 14:43