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Mike McCardell

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Mike McCardell of Global BC’s News Hour, returns to the program to discuss his new book, The Expanded Reilly Method: Or Have a Great Day, Forever (Harbour Publishing, 2009), with Joseph Planta.

The Expanded Reilly Method: Or Have a Great Day, Forever by Mike McCardell. (Harbour Publishing, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Expanded Reilly Method

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

It is such a delight to have Mike McCardell on again. I’ve been fortunate to have him on every year around this time, as he’s publishing another book. There’s another one this year, another wonderful collection of essays about the unique people and situations he runs into in the course of filing his special human interest stories at the end of the highly rated News Hour on Global. It’s already a bestseller, and like the previous four books, it’s raised tens of thousands of dollars for Variety—The Children’s Charity. In the last book, Mike tells us about a young autistic boy he saw at Vancouver’s Trout Lake. Young Reilly sits like Mike does on the cover of this book, with a stick with a string on it, and at the end of the string is a safety pin. Meeting this remarkable boy, Mike changes his view of life and the world around him. Like he told us last year, he hasn’t had a bad day since. The essays here are often funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes inspiring, always thoughtful. They give us a view onto ourselves, and they’re just wonderful to read. The book is called The Expanded Reilly Method: Or Have a Great Day, Forever. It’s from Harbour Publishing. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Mike McCardell; Good day, Mr. McCardell.