Author and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC's Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 10 books, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He has made two Gemini Award-nominated documentaries and his play, the Five Hole Stories, was staged by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company, touring the country in 2008. His third book, Baseballissimo, is being developed for the screen by Jay Baruchel, and, in 2010, he won his third National Magazine Award, for "Travels in Narnia." He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published his latest book, Writing Gordon Lightfoot.
This book is meant to be an "unauthorised biography" - or that is what I anticipated. A biography, it is not. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sheila Robbshaw
Info on Gordon Lightfoot is rather limited so I hoped to read a bit of a biography. Very wrong! Had I been stoned out of my mind on drugs (a condition I have never experienced... Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by Trudy
Bidini has books worth reading. For me, this isn't one of them... Style heavy, and would benefit from some crisp editing. Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Jim C
If you are interested in music, history and culture, and not everyone is, and are not thinking this is a straight ahead biography, which you should not, you will find this book to... Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by Christopher Schappert