Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 175 pages, 7.2 × 5.15 × 0.32 in
Published: September 15, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1926845277
ISBN - 13: 9781926845272
From the Publisher
Featured on "The Hour" with George Stroumboulopoulos.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE $60,000 HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION
Longlisted for the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
"Clear-eyed ... Robertson is no stranger to confronting unsavoury truths."--Steven Beattie, "That Shakespearean Rag"
"Many of us sense that the world has too many moving parts and can become utterly defeated. Ray Robertson found a 'road back' in this splendid and intriguing book." --Jim Harrison
Shortly after completing his sixth novel, Ray Robertson suffered a depression of suicidal intensity. Soon after his recover, he decided to try and answer two of the biggest questions we can ask. What makes humans happy? And what makes a life worth living?
His answers aren't what you might expect from a mental illness memoir--but they're exactly what you'd expect from Ray Robertson. With the vitality of Nick Hornby and a brashness all his own, Robertson runs his hands over life, death, intoxication, and art. Unashamedly working-class and unabashedly literary, "Why Not? "is a rolling, rocking, anti-Sisyphean odyssey.
Ray Robertson is the celebrated author of eight books and six novels, including "What Happened Later," about Jack Kerouac's last years. He lives and writes in Toronto, Ontario.
“…a learned,clear-sighted and occasionally funny collection of essays...highly persuasive.”— The Winnipeg Free Press<_o3a_p>