Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:7.99in x 5.18 x 0.63 in | 0.48 lb
Page Count:224 pages
Illustrations:16PP 4/C PHOTO INSERTS
PLATFORM: Mark’s first book, Son of a Critch has been adapted for television, with over 700,000 viewers per episode. Lionsgate will distribute the show in the US. Mark also hosts This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a flagship CBC show, airing weekly.
NEWFOUNDLAND CONNECTIONS: Critch has a good relationship with Alan Doyle, Rick Mercer, Tom Power, and many others. We’ve seen how Newfoundlanders will support and promote each other.
A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Critch has spent his career interviewing politicians (often before they were famous) and has experienced most of the country’s biggest stories and moments from a unique vantage point.
SERIOUS THEMES: In addition to the humour, the book reveals facets of big news stories that didn’t get coverage, including the story of a forgotten hero in the 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill.
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 STEPHEN LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR*
Praise for An Embarrassment of Critch’s:
“Mark Critch has written a second book, which is brilliant. How annoying. He writes with a charm and an ease that make you feel like he’s writing just for you. An Embarrassment of Critch’s is funny, insightful, and so damn human. It’s like a conversation with your funniest friend. I loved it.” –Jim Gaffigan, author of Dad is Fat
“Mark Critch weaves rollicking tales that both surprise and delight. His words are hilarious, insightful, and oh-so entertaining. Prepare to laugh, cry, and get a glimpse behind the curtain of Canada’s most fascinating man! Everyone in my circle will be receiving a copy of this book.” –Tessa Virtue, Olympic champion and co-author of Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold
“Mark Critch and his writing are gifts of authenticity, both completely devoid of preciousness. They are important and vital. Critch is one of the good guys and his books are good books.” –Jay Baruchel, writer, actor, director, comedian, and author of Born into It
“Mark is a proud Newfoundlander and Canadian who understands the human condition. His keen sense of observation and understanding of what makes people tick is the essence of his acting and comedic brilliance…. Mark Critch has become a model of what makes Canada special.” –Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada