For ten years,
listeners of The Vinyl Cafe have shared their personal
stories with Stuart McLean on The Vinyl Cafe Story
Exchange. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the segment, Stuart
and his long-time radio producer, Jess Milton, have collected their
favourites. The result is a wise, wonderful anthology of stories
about rituals and romance, road trips and guitar licks,
Saturday-night hockey games and Sunday morning pancakes. A story
about an exploding outhouse sits right beside one about a lost love
because that''s just what happens in life. Sad things are all
tangled up with funny things and sweet things, too.
The voices in these stories
are private and personal. Reading this collection is like joining a
dinner party hosted by Stuart himself.