I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
The National Post calls him the funniest writer in Canada. Twice now, he’s won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His debut novel Happiness™ was a huge bestseller, and with his brother Ian, he wrote the also successful How to Be A Canadian. He also wrote the notable, Why I Hate Canadians, and Bastards and Boneheads. His newest novel, Spanish Fly is set in the Great Depression as young Jack McGreary teams up with the a couple of misfits, Virgil Ray and Miss Rose. They proceed through the American Southwest on a string of elaborate cons. They peddle phony aphrodisiacs, namely the 100% Placebo Spanish Fly, and more. The lesson, as Virgil puts it, it’s not stealing when people ‘give’ you their money. The book, published by Viking, retails for $32.00. www.willferguson.ca is his website. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Will Ferguson; Good morning, Mr. Ferguson.