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Katrina Onstad

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Former National Post film columnist, Katrina Onstad talked with Joseph Planta about her new book, How Happy to Be (McClelland and Stewart, 2006), an engaging book about an entertainment writer at a failing neo-con paper, who’s celebrity-obsessed and trying to find herself.

How Happy to Be by Katrina Onstad. (McClelland and Stewart, 2006)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: How Happy to Be

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

This is the Planta: On the Line interview segment here at THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Joining me this morning to talk about her new book, a novel, How Happy to Be, is Katrina Onstad, a film and culture writer for CBC Arts Online. Her work has appeared in Saturday Night, Toronto Life, Salon, and The New York Times. She’s a multiple National Magazine Award winner, and the host of Reel to Real. Formerly the film columnist at the National Post, the novel is about an entertainment writer named Maxime, who happens to write for a failing neo-con paper. Published by McClelland and Stewart, How Happy to Be retails for $24.99. Please welcome to Planta: On the Line, Katrina Onstad; Good morning, Ms. Onstad.


How Happy to Be: http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780771068973