The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send by Steve PattersonThe Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send by Steve Patterson

The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send

bySteve Patterson

Paperback | September 13, 2016

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Steve Patterson's The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to Send is a collection of — wait for it — letters, written by award-winning stand-up comedian — you guessed it — Steve Patterson.

The host of CBC Radio's The Debaters since 2007, Steve Patterson has become a household name, with more than 700,000 listeners tuning in each week. He has performed at several of the Just for Laughs prestigious televised galas, including one hosted by Steve Martin. Considered to be the highlight of the show by the audience and critics alike, Patterson's performance prompted the legendary Martin to quip, "If I'd known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him."

Patterson's letters, long a staple of his stand-up comedy routine, address a number of recipients, from real people, to groups, to inanimate objects and concepts. He airs grievances, offers support or creates just plain confusion in unplainly humorous prose.

From the political to the personal, from the philosophical to the mundane, no subject — or target — is off limits. Patterson's letters may not change the world, but frankly, it's too early to tell. In these letters, he pleads, begs, cajoles, grovels, and always makes a compelling argument. He would like men to stop wearing Spandex bike shorts. He would like airlines to stop selling seats they don't have. He would like gluten to explain itself. He would like his nine-year-old self to know everything will be all right...

The host of CBC Radio's The Debaters since 2007, Steve Patterson has become a household name, with more than 700,000 listeners tuning in each week. He has performed at several of the Just for Laughs prestigious televised galas, including one hosted by Steve Martin. Considered to be the highlight of the show by the audience and critics...
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Title:The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where to SendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6.05 × 0.6 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864928831

ISBN - 13:9780864928832

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly funny! Read this following seeing the author perform, including citing a passage from the book. The book is a very quick read, except for all of the breaks for laughter. It truly is like letting that little sarcastic voice in your brain free :)
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from He is a very funny comedian and this was a very funny book. I heard of Steve Patterson's comedy skits and I was thrilled to hear that he wrote a book. What I like the most about this book is that each letter is written as a stand alone letter and it doesn't follow through as a novel would. I love this idea because it made it possible for me to be able to read a couple of letters each day and laugh about them and then go on to read another novel without getting mixed up with the plots since this novel doesn't really have one. It's a very funny pick me up if you need a good laugh or if you have some extra time to kill. He writes about things that some people may think about everyday but don't really question, such as how much the letter "e" is actually used or how there aren't many people named Gary in the world. It's hard to imagine how topics such as knees, household paint and coffee can be funny, but Steve manages to write about these common things in an insanely funny way. The letters are very short, I think the longest one is maybe 2 pages long so they don't take a lot of time to read at all and you get very good laughs from each one of them. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who loves to laugh because that is exactly what reading this book will make them do.
Date published: 2017-04-18