2017 long-list finalist, Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour Writing
In Hard Knox, seasoned columnist and consummate everyman Jack Knox offers up his uniquely hilarious views on Canadian life as seen from the western fringes of the country?in particular from the ?Island of Misfit Toys? as he aptly calls his Vancouver Island home. This treasure trove of west-coast wit and wisdom touches on everything from ?smug anti-Americanism? to extreme weather to flagrant public displays of affection in Canada?s westernmost capital. Whether you?re a born-and-bred Islander, a transplanted Albertan in the throes of culture shock, or a confused tourist, we all have something to learn from the school of Hard Knox.