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.