Bag of Hammers

Author: Edward Riche
Genre: Humour
Format: paperback
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 5.5 × 1 × 8.5 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: February 1, 2018
ISBN: 9781550816860

There are the timeless questions that must be answered: Where is the most boring town in Eastern Canada? How can a government most efficiently mismanage prosperity? Are all of our contemporary psychoses a direct result of the motion-picture montage? As the Newfoundland saying goes, that’s “as foolish as a bag of hammers.” And in this collection of hilariously creative essays, critically acclaimed writer Edward Riche stretches his satiric muscles to lambaste just about anything that crosses his field of vision. Newfoundland writes a heartfelt letter to Canada, offering to console mainland anger over a pint. The Canadian government brainstorms to find the national symbol it can ruin next. If you think the world is going crazy, Riche will confirm your suspicions as he takes off the kid gloves and trades them for a Bag of Hammers.


“…all trenchant and pithy, hilarious – and sharp. As in pointed.”

-The Telegram

“Each essay in Bag of Hammers is…well, a hammer. Some are tiny tack hammers; some are 20-pound sledges.”

-The Packet

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