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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Essays
  • Language:English
  • Pages:210
  • eBook ISBN:9780995950115
  • Paperback ISBN:9780995950108

Poutine On the Orient Express

An Irreverent Look At Travel

by Marcel Strigberger

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A humourist lawyer? Not an oxymoron here. With Poutine on the Orient Express, Marcel Strigberger (humorist in the U.S.A.- Canadians are obsessed with that extra "U") takes you through an entertaining and trip about travel. Have you ever naively tried to use reward points expecting to get a convenient free flight, taken a sightseeing tour with a guide who would rather be undergoing root canal, or spent ages at the airport arrival area watching that luggage carousel, with hope? Please read on. Poutine covers it all, from airlines to trains, tipping and toilets. It also discusses the last letter of the alphabet, "zed" (in Canada eh?)
This book takes an irreverent look at travel discussing topics you have no doubt wondered about such as: -Caribbean cruises and why all the islands look alike—is there actually more than one island? -When your right to return to the all-you-can-eat buffet legally ends; -Luggage-packing theories and why rollers & folders are forever natural enemies; -What makes a city?-why cities are proud of their historical disasters; -Why famous European cathedrals took hundreds of years to build; -Whether modern art is really art; -Why Stonehenge doesn't have a roof, and others
About the author
Marcel Strigberger, a native of Montreal, is a humorist trapped inside the body of a former litigation lawyer. A frequent contributor to national newspapers, radio and TV programs, Marcel is the author of Birth, Death and Other Trivialities: A Humorous Philosophical Look at the Human Condition. His most recent opus is a book entitled, Poutine on the Orient Express: An Irreverent Look at Travel. Marcel worked his way through law school as a professional sightseeing tour guide in Montreal before hitting the circuit as a stand up comedian in Toronto, sharing the stage with the likes of Howie Mandel, Bob Saget and Jim Carrey. For years he combined his irreverent humour with law, resulting in a fresh, upbeat and novel approach to the world of justice. Marcel Strigberger is uniquely qualified to deal with life's so called serious issues in a whimsical and entertaining manner. And he's a lot more fun to read and to listen to than Rene Descartes, Jean Paul Sartre or Leo Tolstoy. Well, maybe not Tolstoy.