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Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Title: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story Genre: Biography Pages: 304 About the author: Robyn Doolittle is The Toronto Star’s city hall reporter. The Ryerson grad thought she was getting a demotion when her position changed at The Star, from crime reporting to reporting on City Hall. But soon, both of those worlds collided, and Doolittle found herself reporting on […]

by jsmohame· · Arts & Life, Literature
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden (Illustration: Matt Oxman / Ryersonian).

Ryersonian Book Club: Through Black Spruce, by Joseph Boyden

Title: Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden Genre: Native fiction/drama Pages: 407 About the author: Joseph Boyden is one of Canada’s leading native authors, joining the ranks of Tomson Highway, Thomas King and Lee Maracle. He is best known for his first novel Three Day Road, as well as for his most recent work The Orenda – but Through Black […]

by Christian Allaire· · Arts & Life, Literature
Jack Layton’s book club returns

Jack Layton’s book club returns

Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
Laura Zizek reading The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker.

Sonian Book Club: The Portable Dorothy Parker, by Dorothy Parker

Title: The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker and edited by Marion Meade Genre: Satire/criticisms/reviews/short stories/poetry Pages: 626  About the author: Parker has worked for publications like Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker. Through her writing career she met famous writers, actors,  and critics. She also formed the Algonquin Round Table, which included Harper’s Bazaar editor Art Samuels, film star Harpo Marx and New […]

by Laura Zizek· · Arts & Life, Literature