Saturday, 29 May 2021

Final Report - Rick Mercer


When you're looking for a good rant, no one does it better than Rick Mercer. Final Report is a collection of Mercer's greatest rants spanning all 15 seasons of his show, Rick Mercer Report. I listened to this book on audio, and I would argue that the audiobook is a must for reading this collection. Rick Mercer narrates it himself, so you get to hear the passion in his voice as you listen. The physical copy does have a few behind the scenes photos, but they aren't essential to the book.

Final Report was perfect listening for my daily walks in lockdown. The bite-sized rants meant I could pause whenever necessary, and I am certain I learned more about Canadian politics from the six hours I spent listening to this book, than I did in some of my undergrad classes at university. As I listened, I couldn't help but wonder what Mercer's rants would sound like in 2021. Between anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, and the 50 shades of grey lockdown Toronto was in for months, there certainly has been no shortage of content.

I definitely recommend this book. Rick Mercer's rants are sharp, witty, and straight to the point. I found myself laughing and nodding along to almost every one.

Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending this copy my way.

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