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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

Ted Bishop

Ted Bishop is the author of Riding with Rilke: Reflections on Motorcycles and Books (Penguin, 2006) and The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder, and Our Relationship with the Written Word (Penguin, 2014), both finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Award in non-fiction.

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Ted Bishop

A Ride in the Dark

A motorcyclist takes us on a trip to her painful past. April 2016
Lorrie Jorgensen’s First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir takes the reader on lonely roads like Ontario’s Highway 11 as it arcs north over Lake Superior, and in memory through incest, rape, alcoholism and, perhaps worst of all, the court process of confronting her childhood abuser. Jorgensen writes passionately about motorcycling, and she puts the reader on the…