The writer and broadcaster Steve Burgess discusses his memoir, Who Killed Mom? A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles (Greystone, 2011), with Joseph Planta.
|Who Killed Mom? A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles by Steve Burgess. (Greystone, 2011)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
The award winning writer and broadcaster Steve Burgess joins me now. He is the author of a terrific new memoir: Who Killed Mom? A Delinquent Son’s Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles. I’m about a third of the way in, having just bought the book a day or so ago, and I’m really enjoying it. The book has that wit, clarity and charm that you might have seen in recent days on the CTV News Channel or when he was hosting @the end on CBC Newsworld, nearly a decade ago. He’s frequently heard on CBC Radio, and his writing has been featured in publications such as Reader’s Digest, the Globe and Mail, Swerve, and the Vancouver Sun. He’s a regular columnist at TheTyee.ca. His website is at www.steveburgess.ca. Who Killed Mom? is published by Greystone Books. It’s witty, poignant, biting, and hilarious. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Steve Burgess; Good morning, Mr. Burgess.