MP 5 – Urban Scrawl by Erika Ritter

Urban Scrawl by Erika Ritter (Macmillan Paperbacks 5) front coverUrban Scrawl

From the Back Cover:

“A Charming, high-spirited and very funny original; this collection of her latest satirical pieces is a treat.” – Constance Rooke, Malahat Review

The twenty-four essays in this popular collection deal with such topics as cellulite (“Where does it come from? It comes from France.”), bicycles, a cat’s guide to woman care, answering machines, purses, the state of being single, and football. There is something for everyone in this eclectic delight. The reader will be instructed on how to talk to strangers, how to interpret licence slogans such as “Live Free or Die”, and how to cope with guilt (according to where in Canada you live).

Did you ever wonder what happened to Holden Caulfield? Read “Catcher in the Rye-and Water” to find out. Want to succeed? For you there is “Career Costuming”. And for heaven’s sake, before you take that singles vacation, read “Club Dread”!

By the end of Urban Scrawl you’ll see why the Vancouver Sun reviewer called the book “absolutely marvelous. It has a bubbling life of its own that keeps it buoyant well beyond its final page.”

Regina-born Erika Ritter is the author of several successful plays including Automatic Pilot. Her appearances on CBC Radio have made her a national figure, proving that “all that Ritters” is indeed gold.

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