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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Doug Gibson

Doug Gibson, after a career in publishing that ran from 1968 to 2007 and involved being the head of Macmillan of Canada and McClelland & Stewart, skipped from the quiet role of editor and publisher into the loud one of shameless author. He has written two books, Stories about Storytellers (ECW Press, 2011) and Across Canada by Story: A Coast-to-Coast Literary Adventure (ECW Press, 2015). He has given more than 160 performances of these two books, and is preparing to tour with a new sesquicentennial show entitled “Canada’s Greatest Storytellers, 1867–2017.”

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Playing against Type

Sometimes getting to the future means travelling in the other direction April 2017
Recently I devoured the memoir Avid Reader: A Life, by the legendary American editor and publisher of the late 20th century Robert Gottlieb. It contains the warning that “all editors’ memoirs basically come down to the same thing: ‘So I said to him, “Leo! Don’t just do war! Do peace too!” ’ ”…