Abbotsford author releases A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History

Book takes satirical approach to our nation's past

Kirt Purdy of Abbotsford has released a new book titled A Hoser's Guide to Canadian History.

An Abbotsford author has released a new book titled A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History: A Really Good Attempt to Explain How We Got Here.

In the book, Kirt Purdy delivers a healthy dose of satire and silliness, while delving into the things that made Canada’s history so interesting.

Purdy, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, explores Canada’s early beginnings, its tumultuous growing pains and its hopeful present.

Purdy is a writer, educator and actor in Abbotsford. He taught for six years in a federal correctional institution, which is where the idea for this book first began to take shape.

His goal was to find a way to make Canadian history engaging, especially for readers who may not realize just how fascinating it is. As he wrote his book, he combined his love of history with his love of humour to create what is now A Hoser’s Guide to Canadian History (Peasantry Press).

He says his book “is meant to be an easy access into Canadian history for those who believe it is only for boring, intellectual types. I guess you could call it a ‘gateway book’ that helps people get informed and interested in the colourful story of Canada’s past.”

The book is now available at most major bookstores.