English | September 6th, 2011 | ISBN: 0887848206 | 376 Pages | EPUB | 1.98 MB
Considered by many to be the best political writer of her generation, Governor General's Award-winning author and journalist Christina McCall was a pioneer for women in journalism and one of the most brilliant minds of her time. For the first time ever, McCall's finest articles and essays have been collected in one definitive volume, alongside never-before-published excerpts from her unfinished memoirs.
Covering topics from the Alberta oil boom to the rise of divorce rates to in-depth profiles of Canada's political establishment, the collection showcases the best of McCall's analyses of Canadian society, politics, the media, and women's rights. Whether skewering the male-dominated world of media culture or analyzing the machinations of Canadian politicians, McCall's clear-eyed observations are always laced with insight, compassion, and razor-sharp wit. My Life as a Dame is the perfect introduction to one of Canada's most gifted and masterly writers.